QOF achievement refers to the percentage of available QOF points attained. Points are associated with each indicator, and each indicator specifies a level of clinical care. A threshold is set in respect of the provision of this clinical care to patients on the relevant QOF register - for many indicators, a practice must provide the specified clinical care to 90% of patients on the relevant register in order to achieve the full points available for the indicator. Further details are available in the technical annex.
Achievement rates are generally high. In 2019-20, overall achievement ranged from 88.0% for the cardiovascular disease - primary prevention indicator group, to 100.0% for the prescribing safety indicator group.
Note: achievement rates for 2018-19 have been recalculated using only those practices for which data are available for both reporting years.