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Value of QOF point increases to £165

The value of a QOF point has increased from the beginning of this month to £165.18, to reflect the growth in average GP practice list size.

The average list size has been recorded as 7,460 as of 1 January this year, the NHS Employers and BMA guidance said.

The value of the QOF point needs to increase with list size or GP practices are automatically paid less for the associated work.

But, having previously increased automatically, the value of a QOF point has been subject to negotiation since 2013, when the Government imposed a range of contractual terms on the profession.

Pulse exclusively revealed in April 2014 that NHS England would not be increasing the QOF point value for that financial year, meaning practices lost thousands of pounds, but the GPC has successfully negotiated increases since.