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Date: 15 July 2020
GPs work in partnership with the Department of Health to ensure that they are treating you properly and meeting agreed standards of care.
The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is the annual reward and payment programme detailing GP practice achievement results.
QOF is a voluntary process for all surgeries in England and was introduced as part of the GP health services contract with the NHS in 2004.
When QOF was first introduced, the following principles were agreed on where QOF standards should apply:
QOF agreements change from year to year, you can read more about it on the NHS Employers website.
The NHS in London, working with GPs, has developed a set of standards, often known as indicators, for GP practices which give you the kind of information you need to make decisions about your healthcare. The standards cover areas like diagnosis, screening, vaccinations for children, and ease of getting appointments, making it easier for you to:
The standards have been developed in partnership with doctors, nurses, general practice staff and patients. You can read more about them on the Myhealth London website.