Tag Archives: QOF Indicators

NICE Menu of Indicators for the QOF 2014/15: Summary of Recommendations (NICE)

Summary The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has released details of the proposed quality and outcomes framework (QOF) indicators for 2014/15. The proposed indicators concern improving the quality of care provided by GPs. These proposals include three … Continue reading

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Documentation for the National Dementia Prevalence Calculator (NHS England / Dementia Partnerships)

Summary NHS England has created a set of tools to enable GPs, practices and CCGs to monitor and improve dementia diagnosis rates and the follow-up care and support for people with dementia. Effective use of these tools requires some explanation. … Continue reading

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Dementia Prevalence Calculator and Supporting Toolset (NHS England)

Summary In an effort to improve the care and support for people with dementia, and for their families / carers, there is a national ambition for clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) to improve diagnosis rates by March 2015. This tool set … Continue reading

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NHS England’s National Ambition to Improve Dementia Diagnosis Rates (Department of Health)

Summary Jeremy Hunt, Secretary of State for Health, has announced that NHS England is running the first national ambition to improve dementia diagnosis rates. The plan is to achieve a target of two-thirds of people with dementia being identified and … Continue reading

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Updated Map of UK Dementia Diagnosis Rates (Tesco, the Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer’s Scotland)

Summary This online map of dementia prevalence and diagnosis rates was produced originally by Alzheimer’s Society and Alzheimer Scotland in collaboration with the Tesco 2011 Charity of the Year Partnership (“Building a better future for people with dementia”).  The map … Continue reading

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Maintaining and Improving Quality in the New Health System (National Quality Board)

[A brief reference to this item appears in: Dementia and Elderly Care: the Latest Evidence Newsletter (RWHT), Volume 3 Issue 3, October 2012]. Summary This National Quality Board (NQB) report explains how quality will be maintained and improved from April … Continue reading

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Medical Generalism: Report of an Independent Commission for the Royal College of General Practitioners and The Health Foundation (Commission on Generalism / RCGP)

Summary This 2011 report considered the contribution of medical generalism and the role of the generalist in the healthcare system. Amongst its many finding, this report repeats evidence that people with long-term conditions account for 50% of all GP appointments, … Continue reading

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