A new series of annual checks to monitor and improve the health of people with diabetes are being proposed by health watchdog NICE for its latest Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) indicator menu.
The QOF is a voluntary incentive scheme for GP practices in the UK, rewarding them for how well they care for their patients, and helping them target resources for where they are most needed. It consists of groups of indicators against which practices score points according to their level of achievement.
NHS England, and health administrations from Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, can use NICE’s QOF menu to determine which indicators are used within the QOF within their own countries.For the latest QOF menu, NICE propose a bundled indicator of eight checks for people with diabetes. To read more, click here.