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GP metrics Direction 2016

A Direction given by the Secretary of State for Health requiring NHS Digital to establish and operate a system for the collection and analysis of individual GP data.


To support one of the objectives in the Government's mandate to NHS England for 2016-17 by enabling GPs to review and improve the quality of care and outcomes for their named patients. Type 1 objections must be upheld - data must not be extracted for a patient who has requested that person identifiable information relating to him or her must not be released from the GP Practice.

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Last edited: 26 June 2023 1:17 pm