NHS Digital has been directed by NHS England to collect data relating to primary medical care commissioning.
The primary medical care commissioning activity report (PCAR) was introduced in 2016/17 to support greater assurance and oversight of NHS England’s primary medical care commissioning responsibilities. It replaced what had often been variable and ad hoc requests for information with a more systematic approach.
Data is collected for the following areas: managing contractual underperformance (number of contract reviews, contract breaches, terminations); procurement activity and expiry of contracts; availability of services (number of closed GP patient lists, GP practice closures).
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