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Publication, Part of

Appointments in General Practice October 2019

Experimental statistics
Publication Date:
Geographic Coverage:
England
Geographical Granularity:
Clinical Commissioning Groups, Regions, Clinical Commissioning Regions, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
Date Range:
01 May 2018 to 31 Oct 2019

Summary

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.

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.

The publication includes data from participating practices using EMIS, TPP, MICROTEST and VISION GP systems.

NHS Digital produce this information monthly, containing information about the most recent month and previous months.

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.

No patient identifiable information has been collected or is included in this release.

Key Facts

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312 million appointments are estimated to have happened between 01 November 2018 and 31 October 2019
Image for infographic In October 2019 there were an estimated 31 million appointments
In October 2019 there were an estimated 31 million appointments

This is an estimated increase of 4 million appointments compared to September 2019

Image for infographic In October 2019, there were 15 million appointments where the healthcare professional was not a GP
In October 2019, there were 15 million appointments where the healthcare professional was not a GP

This is an increase of 3 million compared to September 2019

Image for infographic In October 2019, the mean number of appointments occurring each Saturday was 307 thousand
In October 2019, the mean number of appointments occurring each Saturday was 307 thousand

This is an increase of 92 thousand compared to September 2019

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Last edited: 13 December 2019 11:45 am