Average QOF income rises £6,000 in Scotland

Average QOF pay for GP practices in Scotland rose by more than £6,000 in 2011/12, official data show.

Dr Alan McDevitt: Scottish practices have performed well
Dr Alan McDevitt: Scottish practices have performed well

Data published by NHS Scotland’s information services division show that in 2011/12 the average QOF payment to a GMS practice was £138,932, up from £132,592 the previous year.

Average QOF achievement rose slightly. Out of the 1,000 points available, practices achieved 980.9 on average in 2011/12 compared with 976.3 points in 2010/11.

The value of QOF points also rose from £127.29 in 2010/11 to £130.51 in 2011/12.

The largest percentage increase in points gained was in the depression indicator group, where the average achievement was 91.6%, up 3.2% on the previous year.

GPC Scotland chairman Dr Alan McDevitt said he was proud of the achievement of GPs in Scotland.

He said: ‘Practices across Scotland have shown once again that they are working incredibly hard to meet these targets and to deliver high-quality care for patients.

‘These statistics translate into patients being diagnosed promptly and getting the treatment they need, leading to reduced hospital admissions and better outcomes all round.’

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