The Quality & Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a major part of the new General Medical Services (GMS) contract, introduced in April 2004. The QOF measures GP practice achievements against a range of evidence-based indicators, with points and payments awarded to practices according to their level of achievement.
Source agency: ISD Scotland (part of NHS National Services Scotland)
Designation: National Statistics
Alternative title: Quality & Outcomes Framework (QOF)