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QOF changes for 2011/12

NHS Employers and the General Practitioners Committee (GPC) have agreed a number of changes to the quality and outcomes framework (QOF) effective from 1 April 2011.

The changes include amendments and retirements of some existing indicators as well as the introduction of new clinical and organisational indicators. The changes are available in a summary table.

A complete breakdown of all of the clinical and organisational domains with a full explanation of rationale behind each domain indicator is also available (PDF).

Action: Clinicians, and in particular general practitioners (GPs), should be aware of the changes. The Quality and Productivity indicators aimed at securing a more effective use of NHS resources will require careful consideration and planning.