GP practices in England are continuing to deliver high-quality care, according to new QOF statistics released by the NHS Information Centre today (30 September 2008).
In 2007/08, practices were awarded an average of 96.8% of the 1,000 QOF points available. The average percentage of points achieved across practices in each of the 152 PCTs ranged from 89.1% to 99.2. This compares with a spread of 85.9–98.6% in 2006/07.
In addition, 623 GP practices in England (7.5%) achieved the maximum score of 1,000, compared with 5.1% of practices in 2006/07.
A summary bulletin reporting the statistics for England, spreadsheets of detailed data tables, and a practice level online database are available at the Information Centre's website.
Tim Straughan, NHS Information Centre's chief executive, said: "QOF is a mechanism for rewarding practices for the quality of care they provide to patients. By putting the results of every practice online, the NHS Information Centre is working to make more information about primary care services easily available to patients and the public."