Patients have begun to use a secure internet link to submit their blood pressure and blood sugar results to GPs in a move which could help practices hit their Quality and Outcomes Framework targets. Almost 500 patients have so far registered for the service provided by GePmail, an electronic clinical messaging system which has been […]
NPfIT has developed software that automatically anonymises GP electronic patient records for audit by primary care organisations under the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), in response to concerns over confidentiality from the BMA – but it will not work with all practices. The program, QOF Assessor Toolkit, will connect with the majority of GP software, […]
The Department of Health have announced that over 5,000 out of the 9,000 GP practices in England are now able to use the Quality Management and Analysis System (QMAS), the web-based feedback system that automatically uploads practice activity data for GPs to be paid and monitored under the new General Medical Services contract. QMAS was […]
The quality and outcomes framework (QoF) is designed to reward practices for the quality of care offered to their patients and will be an important part of General Practice income for the next few years.