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Establishment of information systems for NHS services: GP appointments data collection Direction 2018

Directions given by NHS England requiring NHS Digital to establish and operate a system for the collection of information to be known as the GP appointments data collection.



To improve understanding of appointments capacity and utilisation in general practice and inform more effective planning and management of capacity at local and regional levels.

Read a copy of the Direction

Further information

internal GP appointments data collection in support of winter pressures

This is a weekly, automatic collection of anonymised data from general practice appointment systems. It is used to measure capacity and utilisation in general practice, allowing healthcare managers and commissioners to plan and manage services more effectively.

Last edited: 12 November 2019 1:53 pm