The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) was introduced as part of the General Medical Services (GMS) contract on 1 April 2004. The objective of the QOF is to improve the quality of care patients are given by rewarding practices for the quality of care they provide to their patients.
This publication provides data for the reporting year 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017 and covers all General Practices in England that participated in the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) in 2016-17. Participation in QOF is voluntary, though participation rates are very high at 95.4 per cent.
NHS England are running a survey to find out more about who uses QOF data. We would be grateful if you could take 5-10 minutes to complete this. The survey may be accessed via this link and will run until 21st December 2017.