QOF Collection

The EK Health Kiosk can take the strain of routine monitoring and simultaneously contribute to QOF point collection - allowing more face-to-face appointment time for high-risk patients.

QOF Collection

QOF is a voluntary incentive programme to reward practices for the quality of care they provide and to standardise improvements in care. QOF encourages GPs to take a proactive approach to care with an emphasis on preventing ill-health by catching potential problems early. With a total of 635 points available, they are also an important source of income for GPs. You can find the 2021/22 guidance here.

Although there is QOF income on offer, GPs are currently facing intense workforce and workload pressures which have been made worse by the pandemic. Post-covid, surgeries are struggling to meet the increasing demand for appointments and are looking to new ways of working as they re-open fully. As part of re-opening, our self-screening kiosks can play an important role in managing patient flow. The EK Health Kiosk can take the strain of routine monitoring and simultaneously contribute to QOF point collection - allowing more face-to-face appointment time for high-risk patients.

The EK Health Kiosk can help GPs to meet their QOF targets by allowing patients to take vital signs checks and answer health questions at a time convenient to them. The data is integrated directly into the patient record via SNOMED coding with alerts sent to the GP if parameters are breached.

Each EK Health Kiosk comes with full installation and support and is fully GDPR compliant. They are easily cleaned and require no clinician intervention to record data; let our kiosks help you to meet your QOF targets.

How does it work?

The patient logs into the kiosk with their name and date of birth, which are verified against the patient record, to complete questionnaires and assessments relevant to them. Results are SNOMED coded into their patient record where they can be reviewed by a clinician. QOF-generating questionnaires can be prioritised.

ASTHMA PATHWAY

Average practice size 2021 = 9085 patients

Asthma disease prevalence = 6.48%

If 588 patients take their asthma review on the kiosk:

= contributes to £14,000 in QOF income (indicators AST007, AST008)

AND

= potential time-cost saving of £5,887

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BLOOD PRESSURE PATHWAY

Average practice size 2021 = 9085 patients

Estimated 26.4% of patients are over the age of 45

If 2398 patients check their blood pressure on the kiosk:

= contributes to £7,543 in QOF income (indicators BP002)

AND

= potential time-cost saving of £23,000

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*Ony applicable if the current % of patients meeting the outcome is between the minimum and maximum threshold for the indicator **Disease prevalence figures taken from the QOF 2019-20 publication dashboard ***% population over 45 calculated from the 2011 census

“We have a lot of patients which require BP readings for various QOF indicators and having the kiosks allows us to invite patients via text to use the kiosks to record BPs. This saves the patient time and frees up appointments for other patients. It also reduces the burden on the contact centre as patients don’t need to phone ahead to make the appointment.”

Glenn Allen, Business Manager, The Portsdown Group Practice

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MAXIMISE YOUR QOF INCOME

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