How to access the data
The Information Centre collates the data on GP practice results and presents it in three forms
- A 2005/06 QOF statistical bulletin containing details of the QOF Achievement results, summarising the main findings for the year.
- for healthcare professionals and other researchers wanting further analysis, 2005/06 QOF data detailed spreadsheets are available for all components of the QOF, including achievement for specific chronic diseases. The spreadsheets are available at the level of: general practice, primary care trust (PCT), and strategic. health authority (with an England summary).
- An easy-to-use online database that allows patients to see how well their GP practice is achieving.
The average QOF points achieved by general practices in England was 1,010.5 points, representing 96.2 per cent of the total 1,050 points available to each practice.
The average points achieved for the clinical domain was 534.2 points (97.1 per cent of the maximum 550 available).
Data on prevalence in 11 disease areas is presented for 8,406 practices in England. The highest recorded prevalence rate was for hypertension (12 per cent of patients registered with these practices).