Practices' QOF scores rise again

Practices in England scored an average of 968 quality framework points in 2007/8, while practices in Scotland scored 982 points, figures published today show.

Scores increased in both countries, from 955 on average last year in England, and from 971 in Scotland.

Achievement remains behind that in Northern Ireland, where data published earlier this month showed an average score of 987.

A total of 623 practices in England scored the maximum 1,000 points.

Data for England show significant regional variation in achievement, with average PCT scores ranging from 891 to 992 points.

nick.bostock@haymarket.com

Source: NHS Information Centre

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