Quality and Outcomes Framework for 2013-14

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) rewards practices for the provision of ‘quality care’ and helps to standardise improvements in the delivery of clinical care. Practice participation in QOF is voluntary but most practices on General Medical Services (GMS) contracts, as well as many on Personal Medical Services (PMS) contracts, take part in QOF. It was introduced as part of the new GMS contract in 2004.

QOF dementia indicators

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Indicator Points Payment stages
DEM1 The practice can produce a register of patients diagnosed with dementia
Ongoing management
DEM2 The percentage of patients diagnosed with dementia
whose care has been reviewed in the preceding 15 months
15 35-70%
DEM 4 The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of dementia recorded between the preceding 1 April to 31 March with a record of FBC, calcium, glucose, renal and liver function, thyroid function tests, serum vitamin B12 and folate levels recorded 6 months before or after entering on to the register
(NICE 2010 menu ID: NM09)
6 45-80%

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