SECTION 5:

Key messages
  • The Quality Outcomes Framework has specific indicators that should be met in order to meet recognised standards and maximise QOF points.1
  • The recommendations made by Diabetes UK in the 15 Healthcare Essentials document offer a wider range of areas for consideration and provide a framework for clinicians and people living with diabetes alike.2
  • The general practice nurse has an essential role in supporting people to reduce the complications of diabetes and optimise quality of life.3
  • The multidisciplinary team can offer further input with the provision of specialist care such as psychological support or foot care.4

Job code: UK/DIA-19020e DOP: April 2020

References

  1. NHS England (2019) 2019/20 General Medical Services (GMS) contract Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) https://www.england.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/gms-contract-qof-guidance-april-2019.pdf [Accessed April 2020]
  2. Diabetes UK. Your 15 diabetes healthcare essentials; 2018 https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/managing-your-diabetes/15-healthcare-essentials [Accessed April 2020]
  3. Diabetes UK. Meet your healthcare team. https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/managing-your-diabetes/interactions-with-healthcare-professionals [Accessed April 2020]
  4. NICE NG19. Diabetic foot problems: prevention and management; 2015, updated 2019 https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/ng19 [Accessed April 2020]