Quality Premium

The Quality Premium is intended to reward clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) for improvements in the quality of the services that they commission and for associated improvements in health outcomes and reducing inequalities.

Quality Premium guidance 2017-19

The Quality Premium Guidance for 2017-18 is available below:

The local element of the scheme will focus on the Right Care programme, with CCGs and Regional Teams agreeing one local measure worth 15% of the Quality Premium. Details of the indicator selected and levels of improvement required will be collected via Unify early in 2017, alongside confirmation of the Mental Health indicator selected from the menu (further details will be issued closer to the collection).

Quality Premium guidance 2016/17

The Quality Premium Guidance 2016/17 is available below:

This guidance sets out the measures for 2016/17 and the levels of improvement for CCGs to achieve in order to qualify for the quality premium.

This year, the local element of the QP focuses on the Right Care programme. CCGs are expected to identify three measures and each will be worth 10%. CCGs are required to submit their local proposal and levels of improvement (as agreed with the Regional Team) to NHS England as part of the CCG Operational Planning process. This will be submitted as part of CCGs 11th April submission of final Operating Plans.

Quality Premium guidance 2015/16

The Quality Premium Guidance 2015/16 is available below:

The Quality Premium is intended to reward clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) for improvements in the quality of the services that they commission and for associated improvements in health outcomes and reducing inequalities.

This guidance sets out the measures for 2015/16 and the levels of improvement for CCGs to achieve in order to qualify for the quality premium. It includes the actions to be taken by CCGs with Health and Wellbeing Boards and NHS England local NHS England teams to agree measures to be selected from menus, local measures and levels of improvement in preparation for 2015/16.

Quality Premium 2014/15

Quality Premium 2014/15 Results

Quality Premium 2014/15: Assessment of achievement of local measures

This template should be completed to assess the level of achievement for the Local Measure, Friends and Family Test Measure, and the Quality Failure elements of the Quality Premium Scheme.

Performance should be assessed jointly by the relevant CCG and the NHSE Regional team (local office). Completed templates should be sent by the NHS England Regional team to england.qualitypremium@nhs.net by 21 October 2015.

Queries regarding this template or the collection process should also be sent to the Quality Premium mailbox.

Quality Premium 2013/14 results

The results of the Quality Premium 2013/14 scheme are available below:

Quality Premium 2013/14: Assessment of achievement of local measures

This template is for completion by CCGs and area teams in order to assess achievement of Quality Premium local measures and to advise on any relevant serious quality failure issues. Completed templates should be sent by area teams to jefffeatherstone@nhs.net by 30 September 2014.

Quality Premium 2013/14: eligibility and assessment arrangements

This guidance sets out the roles of CCGs and NHS England in assessing the levels of Quality Premium earned by CCGs in 2013/14, together with dates when the awards will be made to CCGs.

Quality Premium guidance 2013/14

This guidance sets out the measures for 2013/14 and the levels of improvement for CCGs to achieve in order to qualify for the quality premium. It is included here for the continued use of CCGs and partners during 2013/14.

Indicator 2: Baseline composite emergency admissions data

The Quality Premium guidance advised that the 2012/13 baseline data for the composite avoidable emergency admissions measure would be available later in the year. This is set out below. (Table revised, March 2014).

Indicator 3: Local maternity providers for roll-out of Friends and Family Test

Appendix 3 of the Quality Premium guidance set out a table of relevant local maternity providers for each CCG for the purposes of the roll-out of the Friends and Family Test to maternity services. Following feedback from CCGs this list has been revised. The revised version can be found below.