The GPAD collection is the primary data source for the information produced in this dashboard. Data is collected from GP systems from participating practices with 98% coverage in England (as of December 2020). These include practices using EMIS, TPP, EVA (Microtest), Informatica and Cegedim (Vision) supplier systems.
Dashboard data is updated on a weekly basis, every Thursday at 10am, provided there are no issues with the data collection. The dashboard provides an overview of appointments at general practice and includes measures such as the total number of appointments, appointment status, the mode of delivery (such as face-to-face and telephone), the healthcare professional carrying them out (including GP, other practice staff and unknown) and the time between the booking and appointment.
The outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to unprecedented changes in the business processes within General Practices and, subsequently, the GP appointment data within this publication. The variation in approach to appointment management between practices is likely to be greater than usual during the coronavirus outbreak and as a result, data quality will be impacted.
The data presented only contains information which was captured on the GP practice systems. This limits the activity reported on and does not represent all work happening within a primary care setting or assess the complexity of activity.
No patient identifiable information has been collected or is included in this release.
Find out more about the data collection.