Local Incentive Schemes

This page explains what Local Incentive Schemes (LISs) are and how to submit claims for LISs to CQRS.

What are Local Incentive Schemes

GP practices hold a GP contract to run NHS commissioned general practice services. A GP contract sets out the mandatory requirements and services for all general practices.

Services outside of national GP contracts are called Local Incentive Schemes (LISs) or Local Enhanced Services (LES). LISs include GP extended hours access and other services to meet specific local health needs.

LISs are developed by local commissioners, Integrated Care Boards (ICBs), to provide a wider range of supplementary primary medical services to meet local population needs and priorities.

Make LIS Claims with CQRS Local

The Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) is an approval, reporting and payments system for GP practices. It helps practices track, monitor and declare achievement for the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF), DES, and Vaccination and Immunisation (V&I) programmes [source NHS Digital]. Since 1 November 2020, CQRS has been managed by the NHS Commissioning Support Units.

GP practices submit claims to CQRS National to help manage their performance against national targets and to CQRS Local for LISs frameworks.

CQRS Local is a free, flexible, web based, payment claim system that helps to streamline the management processes associated with LISs.

Registered GP Practice users log into the CQRS Local portal to submit a claim. By selecting the service and service components, users can add additional claim information. Users can also upload attachments as supporting evidence and complete supplementary information, if required.

When users submit a claim, it will be validated and then submitted for approval. If the claim fails validation, issues will display in an errors list for correction by the user. If a claim is rejected, the approver will enter a reason which helps ensure future claims are submitted correctly.

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