Primary Care Profiles

Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)

PHE National GP Profiles


Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)

The Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) is the annual reward and incentive programme detailing GP practice achievement results. It rewards practices for the provision of quality care and helps standardise improvement in the delivery of primary medical services.  QOF data are released nationally by NHS Digital at http://content.digital.nhs.uk/qof.   Data from QOF include disease prevalence data for a number of health conditions:

  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atrial fibrillation
  • Cancer
  • Coronary Heart Disease (CHD)
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Epilepsy
  • Heart failure
  • Hypertension
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Learning disabilities
  • Left ventricular dysfunction
  • Mental Health
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral arterial disease
  • Palliative care
  • Stroke and transient ischaemic attack

(Conditions included vary by year)

Local QOF analysis

We use the data from NHS Digital, linked to other sources, to do additional analysis for Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, making the results available in a modifiable pivot tool:

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough QOF Pivot Tool (1.37 MB)(Edit)

Our analysis provides:

  • An extract of data for practices in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Clinical Commissioning Group
  • Combined data for all QOF years from 2008/09 to 2015/16
  • Calculated 95% confidence intervals allowing statistical comparison
  • Assessment of statistical significance against local and national averages
  • Aggregate data for CCG localities and neighbourhood teams
  • Aggregate data by IMD grouping of practice
  • Proxy data for upper- and lower-tier local authorities based on practice location
  • Proxy data for local authority IMD groupings based on practice location

Local QOF Profiles

In addition to the above analysis, our Local QOF Profiles (267.33 KB)(Edit) show the latest QOF data by practice and CCG locality for 2015/16 in an easy to read, visual summary.  Prevalence rates are benchmarked against the CCG average to highlight variation within the CCG and each locality, expanding on the nationally benchmarked data provided by PHE's National GP Profiles.


PHE National General Practice Profiles

Public Health England produce the National General Practice Profiles.  The profiles present an interactive tool containing demographic, QOF, cancer services, child health, antibiotic prescribing and patient satisfaction data at GP and CCG level.


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