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Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS)

The Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) is an approvals, reporting and payments calculation system for GP practices. It helps practices to track, monitor and declare achievement for the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), Direct Enhanced Services (DES) and Vaccination and Immunisation (V&I) programmes.

Top tasks

Access the online training course - You will need to be on the HSCN network (previously known as N3), but log in details are not required.

Access CQRS user guides which detail how to perform key processes in CQRS. There are guides to submit and declare achievement for payment for each of the Enhanced Services currently available on CQRS.

What it is used for

We collect information from GP practices either:

  • automatically from the practice clinical records system through the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES); or
  • manually directly into the Calculating Quality Reporting Service

This information is used to help practices track and manage their performance against various targets and enhanced services frameworks set for them by NHS England.

Data is used to help track:

It forms part of our GP Collections service.

How it works

NHS England negotiates GP contracts on an annual basis.  Once this is completed, the service information is made available on the CQRS system.

Commissioning organisations, such as the NHS England regional offices, then offer out these services for GP practices to accept.   

Once approved, the aggregated, non-patient identifiable data is shared with CQRS by participating practices.CQRS calculates a Quality Service Achievement based on the data it receives, and relevant payments are made through the National Health Applications and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) system. 

Training

CQRS training is available as an online training course (CQRS Learning Centre), which includes training courses, job aids, tutorials, and additional resources. You will need to be on the HSCN network (previously known as N3), but log in details are not required.

The CQRS user guides provide detail on how to perform key processes in CQRS. There are guides to submit and declare achievement for payment for each of the Enhanced Services currently available on CQRS.

Releases

Throughout the year, the Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) releases team deploy a number of releases to introduce enhancements and fix problems. Read more about when these releases are scheduled on the CQRS releases page.

Last edited: 17 December 2019 4:38 pm