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COVID-19 and digitalising medical records

May 7, 2020, by in QOF, Training 1 Comment

Doctor using laptop and electronic medical record (EMR) system. Digital database of patient's health care and personal information on computer screen. Hand on mouse and typing with keyboard.

Twenty years ago, the NHS began the process of taking paper records and creating digital summaries of them. Collating relevant data and standardising it is a complicated task, but when done properly it’s highly beneficial. The current COVID-19 pandemic provides a great example of just how invaluable this data can be. We’ve seen a stream of reports…

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The ‘new-look’ QOF – good or bad for your practice?

June 4, 2019, by in QOF 1 Comment

For cash-strapped practices feeling greater financial pressures than ever before, QOF points matter. The welcome additional income is, in an increasing number of cases, often the difference between success and failure. It’s therefore unsurprising that a hot topic for practice managers is the QOF calculation – knowing what cash will be coming in down the…

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To except report… or not to except report?

May 30, 2019, by in QOF 0 Comments

To except report… or not to except report

The new personalised care adjustment With all the frenetic PCN activity that’s currently going on, plus the additional work that needs to be completed at this time of year, you may be forgiven if you missed the significant QOF changes that were introduced on 1st April 2019. While there’s been a big upheaval in points…

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QOF: Ask them about their smoking habits! By Nicola Davies

April 4, 2019, by in QOF 2 Comments

QOF: Ask them about their smoking habits - By Nicola Davies

By Nicola Davies As I write this, we are 2½ days from the end of the QOF year… it’s been a while since I had a rant and I thought I’d share this latest one with you. Some of you will know that QOF has now been running for 15 years – so this is…

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Avoiding the QOF deadline panic

March 14, 2019, by in QOF 0 Comments

Avoiding the QOF deadline panic

It seems hard to believe, but we’re once again at that time of year when QOF is high on the agenda of practice managers. For most, the submission deadline involves a mad dash to ensure as many processes are completed as possible because, after all, points mean prizes for practices! This yearly cycle is clearly…

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QOF plotter (SystmOne) – Handy tool for deadline day!

March 29, 2018, by in QOF 0 Comments

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It’s QOF deadline and practice managers around the country are working tirelessly to cram in those last few patients to really maximise the QOF points for all of last year’s hard work. We know how important QOF is to practice managers, and if you’re on SystmOne, we’ve got a fantastic tool that will help you…

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Wales announces QOF purge

April 28, 2017, by in News, QOF, Wales 0 Comments


Practices in Wales will benefit from a 40% reduction in the number of QOF indicators in the coming year, it has been announced. QOF reporting has been suspended over the last few months in a bid to reduce pressure on practices in the country. The British Medical Association said it had agreed a reduction in…

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