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QOF 2016/17: Key guidance

Key information for practices.

Below are links to the official guidance for the QOF this year, which include all indicators, plus information on achievement and disease registers.

England

  • There are no changes to the QOF in 2016/17 in England, with no new or retired indicators.
  • For 2016/17 there are 559 points in QOF across the clinical and public health domains.
  • The value of a QOF point has been adjusted to £165.18 to recognise changes in population and practice list size from 1 January 2015 to 1 January 2016.
  • The national average practice population figure for 2016/17 is 7,460.

Download the 2016/17 QOF guidance for England here

Wales

Scotland

  • The QOF in Sotland ceased to exist from 1 April 2016. The 659 points from 2015/16 have all been retired and the funding transferred into the global sum based on a practice's average achievement for these points over the previous three years.
  • Practices are not required to continue the administration of the QOF. However, GPs and staff are exepcted to provide all of the elements of care and clinical coding that the practice considers clinically appropriate.
  • Data will no longer be extracted for payment purposes.
  • £20m of previous QOF funding will become Continuous Quality Improvement funding to support a transitional quality arrangement (TQA) for 2016/17. The results of this will shape arrangements from 2017 onwards.
  • More details on arrangements for Scotland can be found here

Guidance for the QOF for last year can be found here

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