A small typing error has been discovered in the ‘Quality and Productivity 3.2 reporting and verification’ section in paragraph 4 (page 166) of the QOF guidance. The date on the second line incorrectly stated ‘31 December 2011’, this date should read December 2010. This is because the reductions calculated in the third quarter of 2011 will be compared against the last quarter of the previous financial year, rather than the previous quarter in 2011. As such the calculation will be made based on the achievement for the quarter ending on 31 December 2010.

The error has been corrected in the QOF guidance and the updated version is available on the BMA website:

This error is also mirrored in the Statement of Financial Entitlements which is in the process of being updated by the Department of Health and an amendment will be issued.

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