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Creating a new NHS England: NHS England and NHS Digital merged on 1 February 2023. All references to NHS Digital now, or in the future, relate to NHS England. More about the merger.

GP Appointments Data Collection

Data Provision Notice to support the extraction of information from GP IT systems about appointments in general practice.


It is widely known NHS services come under significant pressure across winter and other holiday periods and although there are regular flows of data across secondary care, the understanding of capacity an utilisation of primary care services is limited.

Once the data has been collected by NHS Digital, it will be passed to NHS England who will carry out the majority of the processing, analysis and further use of the data.

Read the Data Provision Notice for General practice appointments data collection


This Notice is served on:

  • all general practices in England and Extended Access Providers.



Last edited: 19 January 2022 4:12 pm