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Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) year end checklist

This guide describes the actions required from GP practices in preparation for the year-end data extract for Quality and Outcomes Framework 19-20 (QOF).

1. Check performance

  • Check your practice’s 2019/20 QOF performance on your clinical system

  • If necessary, take action to improve before submitting

  • If required, submit updated Contractor Registered Population (CRP) to NHS Digital

2. Get set up on Calculating Quality Reporting System (CQRS)

  • If you already have a CQRS log in, check that you can log in to the system and ensure your password and security questions are up to date

  • If not already set up, ask your Commissioning Organisation to register a member of staff as a CQRS user/administrator, for example your practice manager

  • Ask your user/administrator to set up logins for all staff members submitting QOF

  • Ask all staff members submitting QOF to check that they can log in

3. Participate in Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) 2019/20 to receive achievement payments

  • Participate in QOF 2019/20 on CQRS before 31 March 2020

  • Contact your commissioning organisation if you have not received an offer of participation

4. Participate in Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) 2020/21 to receive aspiration payments

  • If you are expecting a QOF 2020/21 aspiration payment, ensure you have participated in QOF 2020/21

  • If you haven’t received an offer of participation for QOF 2020/21 contact your commissioning organisation

5. Submit manual indicators

  • Enter required manual indicators for QOF (QI001, QI002, QI003 and QI004) before 31 March 2020

  • Manually enter your QOF data if it will not be automatically extracted.

    Your Commissioning Organisation will advise if you are required to do this.

6. Review and declare achievement

  • Check your achievement information on CQRS

  • Review it against your clinical system QOF data

  • If you disagree with any of the values, assemble evidence to support your argument and contact your commissioning organisation.

    Please note that NHS Digital cannot update your QOF data, this must be done through your commissioning organisation.

  • Once you are satisfied your achievement is correct, declare achievement on CQRS for approval and payment.

7. Keep reports

  • Keep your clinical system audit reports from the final QOF submission to help with any future verification and reconciliation.

Download this checklist

Use this PDF file to print a copy of the Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) year end checklist.

Last edited: 24 February 2020 4:43 pm