CPD+ on QOF Database

I tend to have a few ideas for projects floating around at a time, most of which come to nothing. One of these was an improved method for saving all of the stuff that I read for appraisal. At the time all that was out there was the official Appraisal Toolkit that was too horrible to use. Thankfully this is, if not quite dead, certainly having the curtains pulled around it.

I never actually managed more than about 20 lines of code as a proof of concept on this one but am very excited to find that those good folks at Healthcarerepublic have actually put finger to keyboard and written something very much along the same lines with their CPD+ system. It is also free, which is nice.

It is pretty basic at the moment but crucially it does allow one click to enter data into the log. There are instructions on the CPD + site but to make things even easier you can click on the CPD+ logo after every blog post at at the bottom of every table on the site. There is also a button at the bottom of each blog posting which is a stupidly complex thing to actually get into a Blogger template. Feel free to use the code yourselves.

I hope you find this useful.

2010 QOF data now online

I am delighted to be able to say that the data for 2010 is now available on the site. This is a little later than usual this year. This is a little due to a later publication of the data by the Information Centre and rather more due to my hard drive crashing. I still had the data but getting the system set up around it took a bit of time. I talk a little about that process on E-Health-Insider.

There is still a bit of work to do and I will get the database download going in the next few days.