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Vaccination and immunisations 2021/2022

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With all the damage caused by the COVID-19 crisis, general practice has benefitted from some income protection. It’s all change for the year 2021/22. The gloves are off. We’re into new territory with additional indicators added to QOF. The Vaccination and Immunisations domain will make up a significant part of this. We’ll take a look…

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QOF changes 2021/2022 – What action should you take?

March 25, 2021, by in QOF 5 Comments

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With the news that QOF will be reinstated in full from 1st April 2021, what do you really need to know about the changes to QOF? QOF for 2021/22 will consist of 635 points, made up of: Clinical domain 401 points Public health domain 160 points Quality improvement domain 74 points The value of a…

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GP financial and contract changes for 2020 to 2022

February 11, 2021, by in QOF 1 Comment

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As the pandemic has continued to impact services, NHSE is trying to keep pace with the needs of patients, and the ability of general practice to meet those needs in an abnormal situation. Impacts on consulting times and technology that hasn’t always kept pace with changes in the outside world left general practice under immense…

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COVID-19 and digitalising medical records

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

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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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