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Smoking (SMOK) QOF tips

Tips for improving QOF scores in this area and current indicators for 2013/14.

Tips for improving achievement

Smoking West Midlands GPSI Dr Charles Broomhead, a member of the Smoking Cessation in Primary Care group, says GPs should talk to anybody who comes through the door about smoking.

‘Even if they’re not ready to stop, it opens the door for them to come back,' he says. 'Surveys show that patients don’t resent being asking, and that they’re often pleased to have the issue brought up. It only takes a minute to have an effective intervention.’ 

Current indicators

Smoking (SMOK) indicators Points Achivement thresholds

SMOK001: The percentage of patients aged 15 orover whose notes record smoking status in the preceding 24 months (27 months in Wales and N Ireland).

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50-90%

SMOK002: The percentage of patients with any or any combination of the following conditions: CHD, PAD, stroke or TIA, hypertension, diabetes, COPD, CKD, asthma, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder or other psychoses whose notes record smoking status in the preceding 12 months (15 months in Wales and N Ireland).

25

50-90%

SMOK003: The contractor supports patients who smke in stopping smoking by a strategy which includes providing literatire and offering appropriate therapy.

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SMOK004: The percentage of patients aged 15 or over who are recorded as current smokers who have a record of an offer of support and treatment within the preceding 24 months (27 months in Wales and N Ireland).

12

40-90%

SMOK005: The percentage of patients with any or any combination of the following conditions: CHD, PAD, stroke or TIA, hypertension, diabetes, COPD, CKD, asthma, schizophrenia, bipolar affective disorder or other psychoses who are recorded as current smokers who have a record of an offer of support and treatment within the preceding 12 months (15 months in Wales and N Ireland).

25

England & N Ireland: 56-96%*

Wales: 53-93%*

Scotland: 50-90%

*Indicates a threshold that has changed for 2013/14

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