Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS)
The Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS), together with the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) has replaced the Quality Management and Analysis System (QMAS), the system previously used to calculate payments to GPs under the Quality & Outcomes Framework (QOF).
CQRS is being used to calculate payments for GP practices across England for the 2013/14 financial year. The service is capable of calculating achievement and payments on quality services, including the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), Enhanced Services (ESs) and some other clinical services (e.g. new immunisations).
CQRS obtains data for Quality Services from general practice clinical systems using the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES), which is being developed by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).
CQRS has been developed to support the organisational structures and commissioning arrangements being implemented as a result of the Health and Social Care Act. It will be able to calculate achievement and payments for any service that follows the same data collection and calculating logic as the main services.
CQRS will be available to all users for longer periods of time than QMAS and it will be easy and quick to adapt to any changes in payments, with little or no cost, should they arise.
The CQRS team will continually work with the design leads from NHS England to ensure CQRS supports the changes to the way that services are commissioned.
GP practice participation in quality services
GP practices participating in quality services will need to manually record their achievement within CQRS until that data can be extracted from GP practice systems by GPES.
For information on when quality services will be available on CQRS and how to input this data, please visit the participation and payment page.