Scottish practices achieve 97 per cent of QOF points

QOF figures published today show that practices in Scotland achieved 97 per cent of available points available last year.

Across all practices with GMS contracts, 98.5 per cent of the available points were scored in the additional services domain, which includes indicators relating to cervical screening, child health surveillance, contraceptive services and maternity services.

The corresponding figure for the organisational domain (covering record keeping, education and training, practice management and medicines management) was 95.4 per cent.

In the patient experience domain (relating to patient consultations and surveys), practices scored 97.8 per cent of the available points.

Dr Dean Marshall, chairman of the BMA’s Scottish GPC, said: ‘I am proud that once again Scotland’s GPs and their staff have worked exceptionally hard to achieve these targets.

‘More importantly however, this is good news for patients, it means that more patients are being diagnosed promptly and getting the treatment they need and it is making a real difference to patient outcomes, reducing hospital admissions and saving lives.  

‘Doctors are committed to helping government achieve its ambition to provide more care available closer to patients’ homes but in return, GPs expect to be properly consulted on proposals for changes to the service they are delivering and for their professional skills and experience to be recognised.”

More information on Scottish QOF achievement figures at: http://www.isdscotland.org/isd/5110.html

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