Tuesday, 21 July 2009


In Scotland we can (and probably should) use the ASSIGN score to meet the hypertension QOF requirement. I have a small guideline for this, though it needs some changes to get the various advice codes in correctly. Meantime you use:

#38D6 to code it, and on the INPS QOF guideline this goes into a 'Scoring Test Result' SDA. Mine just drops into Medical History, I should probably change it :(

ASSIGN is on line in Scotland:


and can be completed manually. I am sure (and hopeful!) that INPS will incorporate more directly the algorthm to Vision 3.

Perhaps sometime after we get DLM 280..... ahem.