Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)
The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) was a negotiated as part of the 2004 nGMS contract, and was designed to promote and reward high quality evidence based care:
- It has been shown to reduce inequalities in Health Care
- It has demonstrated quality improvement in Primary Care
- Some health gains have been demonstrated, e.g. the care of patients with diabetes.
Useful guidance links: