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.

 

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

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 more than 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

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

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

View indicator details NICE id code: NM109

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease

The percentage of patients with COPD and Medical Research Council (MRC) Dyspnoea Scale of 3 or more 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 who have had influenza immunisation in the preceding 1 August to 31 March

View indicator details NICE id code: NM106

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

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

View indicator details NICE id code: NM114

Coronary heart disease

The percentage of patients aged 79 years 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 who have had influenza immunisation in the preceding 1 August to 31 March

View indicator details NICE id code: NM87

The percentage of patients with coronary heart disease with a record in the preceding 12 months that aspirin, an alternative anti-platelet therapy, or an anti-coagulant is being taken

View indicator details NICE id code: NM88

Dementia

The percentage of patients diagnosed with dementia whose care plan has been reviewed in a face-to-face review in the preceding 12 months

View indicator details NICE id code: NM107

The percentage of patients with dementia with the contact details of a named carer on their record

View indicator details NICE id code: NM64

Depression

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of depression in the preceding 1 April to 31 March who have been reviewed within 10-35 days of the date of diagnosis

View indicator details NICE id code: NM50

The percentage of patients with a new diagnosis of depression in the preceding 1 April to 31 March who have had a bio-psychosocial assessment by the point of diagnosis

View indicator details NICE id code: NM49

Diabetes mellitus

The contractor establishes and maintains a register of all patients aged 17 or over with diabetes mellitus, which specifies the type of diabetes where a diagnosis has been confirmed

View indicator details NICE id code: NM41

The percentage of male patients with diabetes who have a record of erectile dysfunction with a record of advice and assessment of contributory factors and treatment options in the preceding 15 months

View indicator details NICE id code: NM52

The percentage of male patients with diabetes with a record of being asked about erectile dysfunction in the preceding 15 months

View indicator details NICE id code: NM51

The percentage of patients newly diagnosed with diabetes, on the register, in the preceding 1 April to 31 March who have a record of being referred to a structured education programme within 9 months after entry on to the diabetes register

View indicator details NICE id code: NM27