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Quality & Outcomes Framework (QOF) Publication Consultation

On 5 June 2014 the HSCIC are launching a QOF publication consultation. We would like to ask for your help in shaping this publication for its release in October 2014.

If you have used QOF information in the past or are a potential new user, we need your views please to ensure this publication meets your needs.

This consultation runs from 5 June 2014 until 8 August 2014.

What is this consultation?

This consultation is about possible changes to the QOF publication. The QOF show achievements, exceptions and prevalence information for most GP practices in England.

Why are we having this consultation?

The purpose of this consultation is to engage with users of the QOF data to gain an understanding of their needs in order to shape the future QOF publication due to be published on 28 October 2014.


Summary of consultation

pdf icon QOF Publication Consultation document [289kb]

  • This gives the background as to what we are looking to change and where we need your help

word icon QOF Publication Consultation Comments [56kb]

  • This has free text boxes for all commentary and also asks specific questions about what needs changing and how

pdf icon QOF Publication Consultation Example Report document [800kb]

  • This is an example of how the new report could look

QOF Publication Spreadsheets


How to respond

Please respond by completing the QOF Publication Consultation Comments document and return it to QOF@hscic.gov.uk or by posting it to:

Gemma Ramsay
Section Head, Prescribing and Primary Care Services
The Health and Social Care Information Centre,
1 Trevelyan Square, Boar Lane
Leeds, LS1 6AE


Publication of consultation outcome

A full report on the publication consultation will be published alongside the new report on 28 October 2014 or earlier if it is possible.

Responses: confidentiality and disclaimer

The information you send us may be passed to colleagues within the HSCIC, other government departments or related agencies. Even where confidentiality is requested, if a request for disclosure of the consultation response is made in accordance with the Freedom of Information legislation, and the response is not covered by one of the exemptions in the legislation, the HSCIC may have to disclose the response, in whole or in part.

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