Quality and Outcome Framework (QOF) business rules

Summary

NHS Digital are responsible for producing and maintaining the extraction specification (business rules) for Quality and Outcome Framework (QOF), Enhanced Services (ES), Vaccinations and Immunisations V&I, certain elements of Core Contact (CC) and other services commissioned by the Department of Health.

Earlier versions of QOF business rules can be found on the Primary Care Commissioning website.

Enhanced Services (ES), Vaccinations and Immunisations (V&I) and Core Contract (CC) components

The QOF is a voluntary reward and incentive programme. It rewards GP practices, in England for the quality of care they provide to their patients and helps standardise improvements in the delivery of primary care. The results are published every year and can be found at

Indicators no longer in QOF (INLIQ) business rules v35

As part of the contractual agreement for 2017 -2018 it was agreed to continue collecting information relating to indicators no longer in QOF. Indicators retired since 2014 -2015 will continue to be collected under this extraction. The reporting is essential, as Department of Health, Public Health England and other healthcare groups have indicated that the information linked to these indicators is essential for their work and wider healthcare programmes.

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NHS Digital is also commissioned by the Department of Health to provide extracts for other services. Further Information regarding these services can be found at GP collections service information.  

Earlier versions of the QOF business rules can be found on the Earlier versions can be found on the Primary Care Commissioning website.