Consultation response: potential new indicators for Quality and Outcomes Framework

This is The King's Fund's response to the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence consultation: Potential new indicators for Quality and Outcomes Framework.

We broadly support the introduction of each of the new indicators, particularly the six mental illness indicators as there is strong evidence of the link between poor mental health and health inequalities.

Our primary concern regarding the proposed QOF indicators is the role health inequalities plays in the selection of new indicators.