London Quality Outcomes Framework (QOF) Depression Scores
The percentage of patients with diabetes and/or heart disease for whom case finding for depression has been undertaken on one occasion during the previous 15 months
In those patients with a new diagnosis of depression, recorded between the preceding 1 April and 31 March, the percentage of patients who have had an assessment of severity at the outset of treatment using an assessment tool validated for use in primary care.
In those patients with a new diagnosis of depression and assessment of severity recorded between the preceding 1 April to 31 March, the percentage of patients who have had a further assessment of severity 5–12 weeks (inclusive) after the initial recording of the assessment of severity.
Data source: NHS Information Centre
This data is being published by NHS London alongside other datasets related to depression. The aim is to develop a resource to support the public’s knowledge of this common condition, to raise awareness of treatments and how health services are meeting needs, and to support health policy and commissioning.