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GP data collections

Current General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) extractions and Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) collections which have been assured by the DAPB or predecessor organisations (SCCI or the DCB).

This page provides a list of current GPES extractions, which have been assured by the Data Alliance Partnership Board or one of its predecessor organisations (SCCI or the DCB).  Alongside the description, we have provided a link to:

  • an Assurance Certificate for items approved before June 2021
  • other documents that give more information about the extract. This may include any Data Provision Notice issued by NHS Digital under section 259 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

You can find out more about GP data collections, including service information and user support, on NHS Digital's General Practice (GP) Collections web pages.


Assurance of GPES extractions

Since 1 April 2021 the DAPB has been responsible for the governance of all requests made to NHS Digital's General Practice Extraction Service (GPES).

Requests made to GPES were previously overseen by:

  • the Data Coordination Board (DCB) from April 2017 to March 2021
  • DCB's predecessor, SCCI, from July 2015 to 31 March 2017
  • the Independent Advisory Group (IAG), from May 2012 to 30 June 2015.  You can view IAG documents on the archived IAG web pages

Current GP data collections

DCB number

Title Description Further information
DCB2090-3141 GPES: 6-in-1 vaccination programme

Release number: Amd 10/2021

This data extraction supports direct payment to GP practices under the General Medical Service (GMS) contract and provides management information to NHS England and NHS Improvement regarding the monthly uptake of the 6-in-1 infant vaccinations and the two booster vaccines.

Aggregate data is extracted on a monthly basis from GP systems via NHS Digital’s General Practice Extraction Service (GPES).

 

DCB2090-2190

GPES: Alcohol Related Risk Reduction Scheme

Release number: Amd 58/2018

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect data on the alcohol risk reduction programme. NHS Digital's General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) will extract the aggregated data at GP practice level on a biannual basis.

 

 
DCB2090-3114 GPES: COVID-19 At Risk Patients data collection

Release number: Amd 63/2020

This data extraction supports vital planning and research into coronavirus (COVID19). Data collected covers patients registered at General Practices who may be clinically extremely vulnerable if they contract COVID-19 or at moderate or high risk of complications from flu or COVID-19.

Patient-level data is extracted from General Practices via NHS Digital’s General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) on a fortnightly basis. The data collected will be analysed and linked with other data NHS Digital or other organisations hold to identify a list of clinically extremely vulnerable patients who will be advised to take shielding measures to protect themselves and a list of patients at moderate or high risk of complications from flu to inform the flu call/recall vaccination programme.

DAPB2090-2206

GPES: Childhood Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme

Release number: Amd 71/2021

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect data on the childhood seasonal influenza vaccination programme. NHS Digital's General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) will extract the aggregated data at GP practice level on a monthly basis.

 

DAPB2090-2058

GPES: Dementia Data

Release number: Amd 69/2021

NHS England has directed NHS Digital to collect data on recorded dementia diagnoses. NHS Digital's General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) will extract the aggregated data at GP practice level on a monthly basis.

The data is needed in order to monitor the number of dementia diagnoses against the target outlined in the Prime Minister's Challenge on Dementia.

DCB2090-3010

GPES: General Medical Services (GMS) / Personal Medical Services (PMS) Core Contract Data Collection

Release number: Amd 30/2020

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to extract data on the General Medical Services (GMS)/ Personal Medical Services (PMS) core contract data collection, which forms part of the GMS contract. This service is a core contractual component as set out in the GMS regulations.

All GP practices in England will be offered the choice to participate in this service and NHS England will use the data to monitor GP practice activity associated with both named accountable GPs and patient frailty, for commissioning and planning purposes.

This extract incorporates aspects of the previous SCCI2090-2189 Named Accountable GP 2016-17 extraction, as well as new information on the identification and management of patients with frailty (at an aggregate level).

DCB2090-2175

GPES: General Practice to Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (GP2DRS)

Release number: Amd 103/2018

Release title: On going

Public Health England has asked NHS Digital to collect data to support the diabetic eye screening programme. The extraction includes demographic and clinical data from GP practices for patients who have diabetes, which will enable these patients to be invited for diabetic eye screening appointments. NHS Digital's General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) will extract the patient-level identifiable data on a monthly basis.

 

 

DCB2090-2232

 

GPES: Indicators no longer in the Quality and Outcomes Framework (INLIQ)

 

Release number: Amd 81/2019

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect data on those indicators no longer included in the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). All GP practices in England will be offered the choice to participate in this service.

The data is needed to monitor GP practice activity associated with indicators no longer in QOF.

 

DCB2090-2191

GPES: Learning Disabilities Health Check Scheme

Release number: Amd 62/2018

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect data on the learning disabilities health check scheme. NHS Digital's General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) will extract the aggregated data at GP practice level on a quarterly basis.

DAPB2090-2171

GPES: Learning Disabilities Data

Release number: Amd 61/2021

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect aggregated data for patients with a recording of a potential or actual learning disability. Data will be used to support analysis of services and outcomes for this patient group.

NHS Digital's General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) will extract the aggregated data on an annual basis.

Note that this collection was formerly known as GPES: Learning Disabilities Observatory (LDO).

DCB2090-2133

GPES: Meningococcal ACWY Vaccination Programme

Release number: Amd 12/2018

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect data on the Meningococcal ACWY vaccination programme. NHS Digital's General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) will extract the aggregated data on a monthly basis.

The data will be used to support direct payment to GP practices for participation in this vaccination programme and will provide management information to NHS England to support monitoring at a practice level.

DCB2090-2187

GPES: Meningococcal B Vaccination Programme

Release number: Amd 16/2018

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect data on the Meningococcal B vaccination programme. NHS Digital's General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) will extract the data on a monthly basis.

The data will be used to support direct payment to GP practices for participation in this vaccination programme and provide management information to NHS England to support monitoring at GP practice level.

DCB2090-2180

GPES: Pertussis in Pregnant Women Vaccination Programme

Release number: Amd 13/2018

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect data on the data on the pertussis in pregnant women vaccination programme. NHS Digital's General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) will extract the aggregated data at GP practice level on a monthly basis.

The data is needed to allow NHS England to monitor and pay GP practices for participation in this programme.

 
DCB2090-3038 GPES: Physical Health Checks for People with Severe Mental Illness

Release number: Amd 37/2020

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect data on General Practice activity related to patients with severe mental illness (SMI).

This data helps to ensure that people with severe mental illness have their physical health needs met by monitoring the delivery of comprehensive physical health checks and collecting information on relevant follow-up interventions.

Patient identifiable data is extracted from General Practices via NHS Digital’s General Practice Extraction Service (GPES):

1. as a full-year extract in January 2021, covering the 2019-20 financial year

2. on a quarterly basis thereafter.

This collection will support implementation of the NHS Long Term Plan, under which access to physical health checks is identified as a clinical priority in reducing the levels of premature mortality for people living with SMI.

DCB2090-2181

GPES: Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccination Programme

Release number: Amd 14/2018

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect data on the pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination programme. NHS Digital's General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) will extract the aggregated data at GP practice level on a monthly basis.

The data is needed to allow NHS England to monitor and pay GP practices for participation in this programme.

DAPB2090-3084

GPES: Network Contract Directed Enhanced Services (DES)

Release number: Amd 53/2021

NHS England and NHS Improvement has asked NHS Digital to collect data on the impact of investment in Primary Care Networks (PCNs) made through the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme. NHS Digital's General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) will extract the aggregated data at GP practice level on a monthly basis.

The data will be used by NHS England to monitor the impact of investment in Primary Care Networks (PCNs) made as part of the five-year framework for GP contract reform to implement the NHS Long Term Plan.

This extraction was formerly known as GPES: Primary Care Networks Additional Staff. 

DAPB2090-2183

GPES: Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)

Release number: Amd 43/2021

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect data on the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF). NHS Digital's General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) will extract the aggregated data at GP practice level on a monthly basis.

The primary purpose of this data collection will be for payment calculations to financially reward GP practices for correctly following the QOF guidance. The additional information collected will be used by NHS England for validation and performance assessments.

DAPBB2090-2182

GPES: Rotavirus (routine childhood immunisation) Vaccination Programme

Release number: Amd 78/2021

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect data on the rotavirus (routine childhood immunisation) vaccination programme. NHS Digital's General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) will extract the aggregated data at GP practice level on a monthly basis.

The data is needed to allow NHS England to monitor and pay GP practices for participation in the programme.

DAPB2090-2207

GPES: Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme

Release number: Amd 69/2021

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect data on the seasonal influenza vaccination programme. NHS Digital's General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) will extract the aggregated data at GP practice level on a monthly basis.

The data is needed to allow NHS England to monitor and pay GP practices for their participation in the programme.

DAPB2090-2208

GPES: Shingles Combined Vaccination Programme

Release number: Amd 28/2021

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect data on the Shingles vaccination programme.

This extract of Shingles vaccination data from GP Clinical systems, relating to patients aged 70 and older, supports direct payment to GP practices under the General Medical Service (GMS) contract and provides management information to NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Aggregate, practice-level data is extracted monthly from GP systems via NHS Digital’s General Practice Extraction Service (GPES).

Note that this collection combines the previously separate data extractions DCB2090- 2208 GPES: Shingles (catch up aged 78) Vaccination Programme and DCB2090-2209 GPES: Shingles (routine aged 70) Vaccination Programme.

DCB3018 GP Appointments data

Release number: Amd 58/2019

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect data about general practice appointments, from all general practices and Extended Access Providers in England, to improve the understanding of capacity and utilisation in general practice.

Data is submitted weekly from GP IT systems suppliers to NHS Digital via Secure Electronic File Transfer (SEFT). 

The data is used by healthcare managers and commissioners to plan and manage services more effectively.

DAPB2236

GP Workload Tool

Release number: Amd 72/2020

NHS England has directed NHS Digital to collect General Practice (GP) workload data covering Patient Online Management Information (POMI). The data tracks the use of online appointments in General Practices and collects information on the availability to patients of electronic access to their test results, GP letters, prescriptions and online appointment booking facilities.

The data enables the NHS to better understand appointment activity and utilisation and demonstrate the use of general practice across the week, including by healthcare professional and by mode of appointment.

GP Systems Suppliers submit aggregate, GP-level data monthly to NHS Digital via a Secure Electronic File Transfer (SEFT). 

 

 

DCB2178

Hepatitis B (new born) Babies Vaccination Programme (CQRS)

Release number: Amd 53/2018

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect monthly, aggregated immunisation data on the Hepatitis B (new born) Babies vaccination programme via NHS Digital’s Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS).

The data is needed to allow NHS England to monitor and pay GP practices for their activity associated with this programme.

DCB2176

HPV Booster Vaccination Programme (CQRS)

Release number: Amd 52/2018

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect monthly, aggregated immunisation data on the HPV Booster vaccination programme via NHS Digital’s Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS).

The data is needed to allow NHS England to monitor and pay GP practices for their activity associated with this programme.

DCB2179

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccination Programme (CQRS)

Release number: Amd 54/2018

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect monthly, aggregated immunisation data on the Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) vaccination programme via NHS Digital’s Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS).

The data is needed to allow NHS England to monitor and pay GP practices for their activity associated with this programme.

DCB2225

PCV HIB MenC Vaccination Programme (CQRS)

Release number: Amd 56/2018

NHS England has asked NHS Digital to collect aggregated immunisation data on the PCV HIB MenC via NHS Digital’s Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS). The data extraction contains one count of the number of registered patients who have a record of receiving a fourth dose of PCV Haemophilus Influenza Type B Meningococcal C vaccine by the GP practice within the reporting period.

The data is needed to allow NHS England to monitor and pay GP practices for their activity associated with this programme.

Last edited: 4 November 2021 1:28 pm