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QOF

A national UK framework (system) for measuring, achieving and rewarding both the meeting of clinical and management quality targets of primary care provision, and the improving of services for patients, as part of the General Medical Services contract. Under so-called “new GP contract” in 2004, GP practices are rewarded based on extensive data collection from GP practices, which are calculated into Assessor Validation Reports. QOF is a system of financial incentives for improving quality of primary care within the GMS contract for GP services, and forms the basis on which GPs are paid.
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New diabetes indicators will be introduced in a 'bundled' QOF for 2015/16, which set targets for diabetic patients and will make it more difficult for GP practices to gain points to convert to income.
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Under a scheme called Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), doctors are currently paid for recording every obese patient - but not for doing anything about it.
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