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GPES: Learning Disabilities Data

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of general practice data to support the production of a range of primary care indicators covering the quality of care for people with learning disabilities


This annual collection is the subject of a direction from NHS England to collect data about learning disabilities in general practice. Previously known as the Learning Disabilities Observatories (LDO) data extract, the collection is now known as the Learning Disabilities data extract following the transfer of the overarching programme of work from Public Health England LDO to NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI).

This updated Notice reflects changes to indicators and the change of name of the collection. It supersedes Notices published in April 2016 and June 2018.

The data detailed in this Notice are to support production of a range of primary care indicators covering care quality for people with learning disabilities. The data will be used for the benchmarking and quality improvement of primary care provision. Data will be extracted by NHS Digital's General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) on an annual basis for publication at the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) level.


This Notice is served on:

  • General Practices in England whose system suppliers are in scope of this data collection:
    • EMIS
    • Vision
    • Microtest.

Period of the collection

This is an existing annual data collection via GPES which NHS Digital has been collecting since April 2016.

In financial year 2020-21 GPES would usually collect data for financial year 2019-20. However, due to the changes in indicators GPES will also collect data for financial years 2015-16 through 2019-20.

This is because the publication uses a time series and NHS Digital needs to provide the comparative data to NHS England and NHS Improvement. This Notice advises that data will be collected until 30 September 2023.

Legal basis for the collection of data

Read the direction from NHS England.

Read the Data Provision Notice

Last edited: 26 August 2020 11:13 am