Understanding the results

Browse the online database to find the results for your local surgery.

Other searches will compare your local GP practice against other GP practices in the local area and the national results across England.

In terms of scale, the data for QOF are collected from 6,571 GP practices with approximately 60 million registered patients in England.

How are the QOF points calculated?

The QOF is a component of the GP contract, introduced in 2004. Achievement is measured for indicators in four areas, known as ‘domains’:

What results can I show for the listed practices?

By checking the options in the display panel you can compare:

Example of the results

The sample of the output chart below shows the prevalence for some of the conditions for an individual GP practice. The latest 2020-21 results include prevalence only.

Clinical prevalence is presented; this relates to the number of patients with a particular condition expressed as a percentage of the practice list size. QOF payments include prevalence adjustments, but these are not reflected in the publication of QOF data, which presents only raw prevalence figures.

Clinical Prevalence:
Image of prevalence chart showing example data for four conditions: a row on the chart details the percentage prevalence for the condition, it also includes a comparision to CCG and England averages.

The sample of the output chart below shows the results for some of the clinical indicator groups for an individual GP practice.

The results for previous years are presented in the chart, which also displays the year's Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and England averages.

Clinical Domain Indicator Groups:
Image of results chart showing example data for three clinical areas: a row on the chart details how many indicators make up the score for a clinical area, it includes the score as a percentage as well as the number of points achieved and comparision to CCG and England averages.

Similar charts are available for the total achievement results, the individual domain results and the underlying achievement details for the individual indicators within each indicator group.