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Quality and Productivity Indicators

  • Accident & Emergency Indicators - go to this
  • Referral Indicators - go to this
  • Emergency Admissions Indicators - go to this

    Referral Indicators

    QP001 - 5 points
    The contractor reviews data on secondary care outpatient referrals, for patients on the contractor's registered list, provided by the NHS CB

    QP002 - 5 points
    The contractor participates in an external peer review with other contractors who are members of the same clinical commissioning group to compare its secondary care outpatient referral data with that of the other contractors. The contractor agrees with the group areas for commissioning or service design improvements

    QP003 - 11 points
    The contractor engages with the development of and follows 3 care pathways, agreed with the NHS CB, for improving the management of patients in the primary care setting (unless in individual cases they justify clinical reasons for not doing this) to avoid inappropriate outpatient referrals.

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    Emergency Admissions Indicators

    QP004 - 5 points
    The contractor reviews data on emergency admissions, for patients on the contractor's registered list, provided by the NHS CB

    QP005 - 15 points
    The contractor participates in an external peer review with other contractors who are members of the same clinical commissioning group to compare its data on emergency admissions with that of the other contractors. The contractor agrees with the group areas for commissioning or service design improvements

    QP006 - 28 points
    The contractor engages with the development of and follows 3 care pathways, agreed with the NHS CB (unless in individual cases they justify clinical reasons for not doing this), in the management and treatment of patients in aiming to avoid emergency admissions

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    Accident and Emergency attendances Indicators

    QP007 - 7 points
    The contractor reviews data on accident and emergency attendances, for patients on the contractor's registered list, provided by the NHS CB. The review will include consideration of whether access to clinicians in the contractor's premises is appropriate, in light of the patterns on accident and emergency attendance

    QP008 - 9 points
    The contractor participates in an external peer review with other contractors who are members of the same clinical commissioning group to compare its data on accident and emergency attendances with that of the other contractors. The contractor agrees an improvement plan with the group. The review should include, if appropriate, proposals for improvement to access arrangements in the contractor's premises in order to reduce avoidable accident and emergency attendances and may also include proposals for commissioning or service design improvements

    QP009 - 15 points
    The contractor implements the improvement plan that aims to reduce avoidable accident and emergency attendances

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    Prepared By Jean Keenan