NHS Employers and the BMA announce changes to QOF for 2015/16

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13 / 10 / 2014 1.48pm

Further to their announcement on 30 September 2014 about changes to the GMS contract, NHS Employers (on behalf of NHS England) and the British Medical Association’s GP Committee have now agreed minor changes to the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) in 2015/16.

The changes, which come into force on 1 April 2015, are:

  • The amendment of atrial fibrillation indicators as recommended by NICE with additional points to reflect the workload involved.
  • An increase to the number of points for dementia care planning and annual reviews.  This is in response to a growing number of patients with dementia.
  • Funding of the above, is through the redistribution of 36 points and the retirement of a number of indicators (Chronic Kidney Disease and Coronary Heart Disease). Practices will continue to treat these patients as clinically appropriate.
  • QOF overall will remain at 559 points.
    Further details are available here: http://www.nhsemployers.org/your-workforce/primary-care-contacts/general-medical-services/quality-and-outcomes-framework/changes-to-qof-2015-16

Notes to editors:

  • The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is a voluntary scheme that almost all practices engage in that provides funding to support aspiration to and achievement of a range of quality standards. Payments are calculated based on the level of achievement practices achieve. 
  • The NHS Employers organisation is the recognised body for employers in the NHS, supporting them to put patients first. See www.nhsemployers.org for more information.
  • Follow NHS Employers on Twitter at @nhsemployers

Contact details:

For further information please contact:

Mike Foster
Senior Media Officer
NHS Employers
Tel: 020 7799 8671
Email: mike.foster@nhsemployers.org
For out-of-hours press enquiries, telephone: 07880 500 726

Paul Gadsby
Senior Media Officer
British Medical Association
Tel: 020 7383 6165
Email: pgadsby@bma.org.uk
For out-of-hours press enquiries, telephone: 020 7383 6254


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