To support practices with the management of QOF, Ardens has produced additional QOF searches to identify missing coding requirements and help manage certain QOF indicators. 


To locate the searches, navigate to the Population Reporting module > 1.3 Ardens Admin Searches > QOF Related searches incl Vaccs and Imms



Ardens Breakdown of QOF conditions by patient

Provides a breakdown of patients by their QOF conditions. A separate search is also available for Care Home patients. 



Running and viewing the results of the reports, will clearly display which registers the patient is on.


QOF Housekeeping - annual reviews ?missing coding

During 2020-21 the Asthma, COPD and Heart Failure QOF requirements underwent fairly significant coding change:


Asthma - RCP questions are no longer required but instead, all patients needs to have an Asthma Control Test AND recording of the number of exacerbations AND a written personal action plan AND an annual review coded.


Heart Failure - Patients now need an annual review, including an assessment of functional capacity and a review of medication.


COPD - Patients need to have an annual review, MRC score and number of exacerbations recorded.


To help practices identify annual reviews which have not been coded appropriately for QOF, the following searches have been made available:



Run all the searches and view the reports.


To understand which elements of the review the patient does not have included, the 'Check Patient' will help with this, further information here.


QOF Vaccination & Immunisation 21/22 catch-all

The QOF Vaccination & Immunisaton searches will identify patients due to turn the age range of the vaccination and immunisation schedule for the QOF year. Practices may wish to use this search suite to chase patients not vaccinated or check the coding is correct if they believe the patient has been vaccinated. 




Please note - the Ardens Childhood Immunisation Recall Searches helps practices to manage the flow of patients to be recalled, more information here.


We have provided further data quality searches to support practices in identifying and correcting coding errors for vaccination and immunisations, please see further information here.



If you require any further assistance on the process above, please contact Ardens support on: support-emis@ardens.org.uk