About QOF

The indicators listed here have been developed through the NICE Indicator development process and have been deemed appropriate to be considered for inclusion in the QOF.

This NICE menu of QOF indicators is a full list of indicators that have been developed by NICE.

NHS England and the UK devolved administrations will use the NICE QOF menu to help decide which indicators are included in the QOF within their countries.

 

Asthma

The percentage of patients aged 8 or over with asthma (diagnosed on or after 1 April 2006), on the register, with measures of variability or reversibility recorded between 3 months before or any time after diagnosis (inherited)

View indicator details NICE id code: NM101

The percentage of patients with asthma aged 14 or over and who have not attained the age of 20, on the register, in whom there is a record of smoking status in the preceding 12 months. (Inherited)

View indicator details NICE id code: NM102

The percentage of patients with asthma, on the register, who have had an asthma review in the preceding 12 months that includes an assessment of asthma control using the 3 RCP questions

View indicator details NICE id code: NM23

Atrial fibrillation

In those patients with atrial fibrillation with a record of a CHA2DS2-VASc score of 2 or more, the percentage of patients who are currently treated with anticoagulation drug therapy. [Patients with a previous score of 2 or above using CHADS2, recorded prior to [implementation date] should be included in the denominator.]

View indicator details NICE id code: NM82

The percentage of patients with atrial fibrillation in whom stroke risk has been assessed using the CHA2DS2-VASc score risk stratification scoring system in the preceding 12 months (excluding those patients with a previous CHADS2 or CHA2DS2-VASc score of 2 or more)

View indicator details NICE id code: NM81

Blood pressure

The percentage of patients aged 40 years and over with a blood pressure measurement recorded in the preceding 5 years

View indicator details NICE id code: NM61

Cancer

The percentage of patients with cancer diagnosed within the preceding 15 months who have a review recorded as occurring within 3 months of the practice receiving confirmation of the diagnosis

View indicator details NICE id code: NM62

Cardiovascular disease – primary prevention

In those patients with a new diagnosis of hypertension or type 2 diabetes aged 25-84 years, recorded between the preceding 1 April to 31 March (excluding those with pre-existing CHD, stroke and/or TIA), who have a recorded CVD risk assessment score (using the QRISK2 assessment tool) of>20% in the preceding 12 months: the percentage who are currently treated with statins (unless there is a contraindication)

View indicator details NICE id code: NM133

The percentage of patients aged 25–84, years with a new diagnosis of hypertension or type 2 diabetes, recorded between the preceding 1 April to 31 March (excluding those with pre-existing CHD, stroke and/or TIA) who have had a consultation for cardiovascular risk assessment using the QRISK2 risk assessment tool between 3 months before or 3 months after date of diagnosis (Inherited)

View indicator details NICE id code: NM132

Chronic kidney disease

The contractor establishes and maintains a register of patients aged 18 years or over with CKD with classification of categories G3a to G5 (previously stage 3 to 5)

View indicator details NICE id code: NM83

The percentage of patients on the CKD register in whom the last blood pressure reading (measured in the preceding 12 months) is 140/90 mmHg or less (Inherited)

View indicator details NICE id code: NM117

The percentage of patients on the CKD register who have hypertension and proteinuria and who are currently being treated with renin-angiotensin system antagonists

View indicator details NICE id code: NM84

The percentage of patients on the CKD register whose notes have a record of a urine albumin:creatinine ratio (or protein:creatinine ratio) test in the preceding 12 months (Inherited)

View indicator details NICE id code: NM109

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

The percentage of patients with COPD (diagnosed on or after 1 April 2011) in whom the diagnosis has been confirmed by post bronchodilator spirometry between 3 months before and 12 months after entering on to the register (Inherited)

View indicator details NICE id code: NM103

The percentage of patients with COPD and Medical Research Council (MRC) Dyspnoea Scale ≥3 at any time in the preceding 15 months, with a subsequent record of an offer of referral to a pulmonary rehabilitation programme

View indicator details NICE id code: NM47

The percentage of patients with COPD and Medical Research Council dypsnoea grade ≥3 at any time in the preceding 12 months, with a record of oxygen saturation value within the preceding 12 months

View indicator details NICE id code: NM63

The percentage of patients with COPD who have had a review, undertaken by a healthcare professional, including an assessment of breathlessness using the Medical Research Council dyspnoea scale in the preceding 12 months (Inherited)

View indicator details NICE id code: NM104

The percentage of patients with COPD who have had influenza immunisation in the preceding 1 August to 31 March (Inherited)

View indicator details NICE id code: NM106

The percentage of patients with COPD with a record of FEV1 in the preceding 12 months (Inherited)

View indicator details NICE id code: NM105

Contraception

The percentage of women, on the register, prescribed an oral or patch contraceptive method in the preceding 12 months who have also received information from the contractor about long acting reversible methods of contraception in the preceding 12 months (Inherited)

View indicator details NICE id code: NM114

The percentage of women, on the register, prescribed emergency hormonal contraception 1 or more times in the preceding 12 months by the contractor who have received information from the contractor about long acting reversible methods of contraception at the time of or within 1 month of the prescription (Inherited)

View indicator details NICE id code: NM115

Coronary heart disease

The percentage of patients aged 79 or under with coronary heart disease in whom the last blood pressure reading (measured in the preceding 12 months) is 140/90 mmHg or less

View indicator details NICE id code: NM68

The percentage of patients with coronary heart disease in whom the last blood pressure reading (measured in the preceding 12 months) is 150/90 mmHg or less (Inherited)

View indicator details NICE id code: NM86

The percentage of patients with coronary heart disease who have had influenza immunisation in the preceding 1 August to 31 March (Inherited)

View indicator details NICE id code: NM87

The percentage of patients with coronary heart disease whose last measured total cholesterol (measured in the preceding 12 months) is 5 mmol/l or less. (Inherited)

View indicator details NICE id code: NM118