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Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) business rules v44 2019-2020 October 2020 release

NHS Digital is responsible for producing and maintaining the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) business rules (extract specifications).

QOF v44 Business rules

QOF indicators can change every year, and new measures and indicators are either introduced or retired. The QOF is not about performance management but resourcing and then rewarding best practice. QOF is part of the General Medical Services (GMS) contract for general practice and was introduced on 1 April 2004.

The most recent business rules are available on this page. Earlier versions (before QOF v28.0) can be found on the Primary Care Commissioning website.

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Last edited: 10 February 2020 2:51 pm