Ranking of Local GPs Published

How does your local surgery in Putney rank?

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Full Peformance Data from the Quality and Outcomes Framework


About the Framework
GP surgeries are paid according to how many points they score
Points are awarded according to how well the surgery has performed, with 1,050 points up for grabs, out of:
550 for good clinical care
184 for surgeries that are well organised
100 for patient experience
36 for surgeries that provide extra services, such as some jabs


For the first time ever figures have been published showing the relative performance of GP's surgeries in England.

The average score achieved nationally was 91% with some local surgeries scoring well above that and thereby gaining bonus payments to help provide funds.

The top ranked local surgery was that of Dr. Aarons on Disraeli Road who collected 98.1% of the available points just pipping Dr. Bearn on the Upper Richmond Road with 98.0% (See table at end of article)

The ranking system which is called the Quality and Outcomes framework is a voluntary process that awards surgeries points for clinical care, patient experience, practice organisation and extra services, such as child immunisations, it may offer.

GPs' payments are calculated based on how many points they score out of a possible 1,050, each point earning surgeries £77.50. The final sum paid to practices is also adjusted to take account of their workload and the relative health of patients in their area.

Health Minister Lord Warner congratulated GPs saying, "The high scores show that the new GP contract we put in place last year is proving successful in giving practices a real incentive to improve the quality of care for NHS patients and to provide a wide range of services locally."

The high scores achieved by GPs could mean further financial problems for local Primary Care Trusts as they mean that an extra £200 million will have to be found to pay bonuses compared to what was expected.

Some GPs have expressed concerns that the tables may be an unfair way to compare surgeries and will mislead people about the best place to get quality care.

Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) for April 2004 - March 2005,
AARONS BM 4 Disraeli Road, Putney, SW15 2DS 98.1%
BEARN VM 327D Upper Richmond Road, Putney, SW15 6SU 98.0%
RICHARDSON HJ 351 Danebury Avenue, Roehampton, SW15 4DU 97.1%
BURT L Mayfield Surgery, 246 Roehampton Lane, SW15 4AA 96.2%
DE BOER RFA The Surgery, Balmuir Gardens, SW15 6NG 88.2%
NORTH SM Putneymead Medical Centre, 350 Upper Richmond Road, SW15 6TL 86.8%
KHAN MH 78 Granville Road, Southfields, SW18 5SG 84.1%
BOWEN PL 191 Roehampton Lane, Roehampton, SW15 4HN 82.7%
ALISSA AMJ The Alton Practice, 208-210 Roehampton Lane, SW15 4LE 70.6%
Data source: QMAS database - 2004/05 data as at end of June 2005
SHA, PCT and practice codes are used for administrative purposes in local and national databases
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September 2, 2005