Data released by the NHS Information Centre show that practices achieved on average 22.5 more points in 2011/12 than in the previous year.
In the patient experience domain, there was an 86 percentage-point increase in the number of practices achieving maximum points, from 13% in 2010/11 to 99% in 2011/12.
Many clinical areas saw only small changes in achievement from 2010/11 to 2011/12, but other areas saw more substantial differences. For learning disabilities achievement fell by 15.7% and for dementia achievement fell by 4.3%, while achievement for depression rose 3% and achievement for diabetes rose 1.6%.
Exception reporting increased by 0.2% overall from 2010/11 to 2011/12, but for dementia it rose by 6% and for epilepsy it rose by 5.4% from 2010/11 to 2011/12.
The raw prevalence data reveal some large increases in the number of patients on QOF registers for some conditions. There was a 44% increase in the number of people on cardiovascular disease registers, from 663,000 in 2010/11 to 953,000 in 2011/12. And there was a 22% increase in the number of people on palliative care registers, from 93,000 to 113,000.
There was also a 5% increase in the number of people included on depression registers, from 4,878,000 in 2010/11 to 5,124,000 in 2011/12.
Full details of the practices’ achievement are available on the NHS Information Centre website.