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Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) business rules v47.0 2022-2023 baseline release

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

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 documents supporting the GMS contract are available on the NHS England website.

The legal documents (Regulations, DES Directions and the Statement on Financial Entitlements (SFE)) supporting the GMS contract are available on the GOV.UK website.

The tracked changes showing version of the business rules shows the current version of the business rules with the changes applied from the previous version visible, these are currently subject to testing and contract negotiations.


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Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), enhanced services and core contract extraction specifications (business rules)

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.

Last edited: 11 March 2022 2:13 pm