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QRISK2 Calculator

As you will be aware, TPP announced on 9 June 2016 that there had been code mapping issues with the QRISK2 Calculator in SystmOne.

NHS England will be writing to practices today outlining how this issue is going to be approached. We understand that the expectation is that the average SystmOne practice will have approximately 100 patients affected by errors in the QRISK2 scores.

We have highlighted to NHS England that the workload implications for practices as a result of this incident, which will vary (potentially significantly) from practice to practice, must be recognised. NHS England will be carrying out an audit, using a number of practices, to assess the workload impact. The issue of how practices will be compensated for this additional work has not yet been resolved but this is something which we are insisting NHS England addresses to ensure that practices are resourced appropriately.

NHS England will also be circulating to practices advice from its National Clinical Directors regarding priority groups for clinical review, along with a system-wide statins/antihypertensives review template from TPP, which will enable practices to document the clinical outcome from undertaking the patient reviews

Clearly there are likely to be a number of questions and issues as a result of this process and we will ensure that we work with NHS England to resolve these.


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