QOF earnings rise in Northern Ireland

GP practices in Northern Ireland saw a £6,000 average increase in QOF income in 2011/12 as scores rose, official figures show.

Income: practices boosted QOF scores in Northern Ireland
Income: practices boosted QOF scores in Northern Ireland

The average practice earned 21.2 extra points in 2011/12, taking points per practice to 962.4 - a rise of 2.2%.

Added to the increase in the value of a QOF point, it meant practices in the country saw QOF income rise by an average of £5,859.

Across Northern Ireland, total income from QOF rose by £1,948,669 in 2011/12.

Figures released in the autumn showed QOF scores for 2011/12 rose 2.4% in England and 0.5% in Scotland.

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