GP practice staff are now being encouraged to book onto training webinars sessions so that they can understand how the Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) will work.
CQRS will be capable of calculating achievement and payments on quality services delivered by GP practices, such as Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), nationally-commissioned enhanced services and services commissioned locally from GP practices that go beyond the scope of the GP contract.
The General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) will be used to provide the data to CQRS that will support the payments made to GPs through the QOF.
The current service, QMAS, will be used to calculate payments for 2012/13.
Training places are limited to one person per organisation; therefore it is important that the individual expected to be the lead CQRS user for your organisation attends.
To book onto phase one training please use the following link: http://www.connectingforhealth.nhs.uk/systemsandservices/cqrs/training/bookings
The first phase of CQRS training will take place over a three-week period, starting from 25 February 2013 and will introduce what CQRS is and what it does.
The second will be delivered in May 2013 and will make sure users are fully equipped in how to use the service. Both phases will be delivered via interactive webinars to GP practices.