No patient identifiable information has been collected or is included in this release.
NHS Digital publishes this information to support winter preparedness and provide information about some activity within primary care. The publication covers historic appointments, marked as attended or did not attend, from national to CCG coverage. The aim is to inform users, who range from a healthcare professional to an inquiring citizen, about appointments within primary care.
NHS Digital produce this information monthly, containing information about the most recent month and the previous 12 months.
The aim of the publication is to inform users about activity and usage of GP appointments historically and how primary care is impacted by seasonal pressures, such as winter. The publication includes data from participating practices using EMIS and TPP GP systems.
The publication includes important information, however it does not show the totality of GP activity/workload. 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.
Note: The Comparing GP Appointment Data to QResearch Data document was replaced on 07/12/2018 to correct an error with dates in the comparison tables.