Disease prevalence and achievement/exception performance against key indicators for GP Practices as part of the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF).
Data is presented in CSV files for the 2013/14 year onwards. For previous years, data is available in summary tables from the links provided.
The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is the annual reward and incentive programme detailing GP practice achievement results.
QOF is a voluntary process for all surgeries in England and was introduced as part of the GP contract in 2004. It is reported in two formats; this publication, and the on-line search function (www.qof.hscic.gov.uk)
QOF awards surgeries achievement points for:
- managing some of the most common chronic diseases, e.g. asthma, diabetes
- implementing preventative measures, e.g. regular blood pressure checks
- the extra services offered such as child health care and maternity services
- the quality and productivity of the service, including the avoidance of emergency admissions to hospital
- compliance with the minimum time a GP should spend with each patient at each appointment
Achievement information is based on practice level achievement againsts primary care indicators. Prevalence figures are based on numbers of patients on GP clinical registers for specific conditions. Exceptions data presents information on numbers of patients with specific clinical conditions who are not included in QOF indicator data used to measure achievement. There are a number of criteria to determine exception reported patients.
All data are presented at GP practice, CCG, Area Team, Region and England
Prevalence registers included:
Atrial Fibrillation (AF)
Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
Cardiovascular Disease - Primary Prevention (CVDPP)
Heart Failure (HF)
Heart Failure due to LVD (HF)
Learning Disabilities (LD)
Mental Health (MH)
Peripheral Atrial Disease (PAD)
Palliative Care (PC)
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)
Smoking Indicators (SMOK)