NHS Education for Scotland (NES)
NHS Education for Scotland are a special health board responsible for supporting NHS services in Scotland by developing and delivering education and training for those who work in NHSScotland, and have worked closely with Healthcare Improvement Scotland to develop a number of the tools used in the Programme. For more information, visit www.nes.scot.nhs.uk.
SOAR Scottish Online Appraisal Resource
A number of the tools used within the Patient Safety in Primary Care Programme will be used within GP Appraisal. The Scottish GP Appraisal website is designed to tell you everything you need to know to participate in GP Appraisal in Scotland and offers a number of resources to support your appraisal preparation. For more information, visit www.scottishappraisal.scot.nhs.uk.
Quality & Outcomes Framework (QOF)
The Quality & Outcomes Framework (QOF) represents one of the main sources of potential income for general practices (GP surgeries) across the UK. It is a major part of the new General Medical Services (GMS) contract, introduced on 1st April 2004. Participation by general practices in the QOF is voluntary. For those that do participate, the QOF measures achievement against a range of evidence-based indicators, with points and payments awarded according to the level of achievement. For more information, visit www.isdscotland.org/health-topics/general-practice/quality-and-outcomes-framework.