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GP Contract Services, England, 2020-21

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GP Contract Services, England, 2020-21

Change of status from official statistics to management information

Following a review of the criteria for Official Statistics, it has been agreed with the Chief Statistician of NHS Digital that the INLIQ publication no longer meets all of these requirements and as such will be published as management information (MI) from 1 October 2021 onwards. The INLIQ review page provides more information.


1 October 2021 00:00 AM


GP Contract Services form part of the General Medical Services (GMS) contract, which covers the delivery of primary care services across England, agreed between NHS England and the British Medical Association's (BMA) General Practitioners Committee (GPC). These data are primarily used for payment and management information purposes as well as for wider usage to help support commissioning, planning and policy decisions. This release contains data for the following services:

Alcohol-related risk reduction scheme

Childhood season influenza programme

GMS PMS Core Contract Data Collection

Hepatitis B (newborn babies) vaccination programme

HPV booster vaccination programme

Indicators no longer in QOF (INLIQ) - added to this page on 9 December 2021

Measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccination programme

Meningococcal ACWY (MenACWY) vaccination programme

Meningococcal B (MenB) infants vaccination programme

Primary Care Network Extraction

PCV Hib / Men C vaccination programme

Pertussis (pregnant women) vaccination programme

Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination programme

Rotavirus (childhood routine immunisation) vaccination programme

Seasonal influenza vaccination programme

Shingles (catch up) vaccination programme

Shingles (routine aged 70) vaccination programme

The GP Contract Services data are collected by NHS Digital via the Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) and General Practice Extraction Service (GPES).

Management information: These data have not undergone any quality checking nor has analysis of their coverage been made.

For the first time, the Childhood Seasonal Influenza Programme and Seasonal Influenza Programme will be published monthly. The most recent data is for March 2021 and was downloaded from CQRS on 21 April 2021.

For the Primary Care Network Extraction, data for quarters 1 and 2 have been published together but this data will be published on a quarterly basis going forward. The most recent data is for quarter 4 20/21 (January - March 2021).

Note: There were known issues with the quarter 1 data within the Primary Care Network Extraction therefore data from the following practices have been removed from the publication: C83032, C83045, C83064, D83007, D83039, D83041, D83043, D83044, D83050, D83058, D83079, L83076.

Note: There was a slight delay to the publication of the quarter 4 Primary Care Network Extraction data due to issues with downloading the data from CQRS; the data were sent manually via spreadsheet and required increased processing and checking. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Last edited: 4 January 2022 12:54 pm