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Network Contract DES (MI) - 2022/23

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Update to suppression methodology

Following a review, the suppression methodology applied to the network contract directed enhanced service (NCDES) data has been updated from November 2022. Full details of the current and previous suppression methodology is available on the supporting information page.

19 January 2023 09:30 AM

Corrected Network Contract DES - November 2022 Anticipatory care.csv file published

An updated version of the 'NCDesNovember22_Anticipatory Care' .csv file has been released, labelled v2.0. This supersedes the original file, which was found to be missing data for 2,991 practices.

Users are advised to download and use NCDesNovember22_Anticipatory Care_v2.0.csv, available in the updated Network Contract DES - November 2022 by ruleset folder below.

27 January 2023 17:00 PM

Corrected Network Contract DES - November and December 2022 'Overall' and 'Enhanced Health in Care Homes' .csvs published

The following .csv files have been updated, as previously published files included duplicate entries for the NCD013 indicator:

- Network Contract DES - November 2022

- Network Contract DES - November 2022 by ruleset ('Enhanced health in care homes')

- Network Contract DES - December 2022

- Network Contract DES - December 2022 by ruleset ('Enhanced health in care homes')

Users are advised to download and use the latest versions of these files, which are available below.

7 February 2023 13:00 PM


A five-year framework for GP contract reform to implement The NHS Long Term Plan published in January 2019 describes significant investment in Primary Care Networks (PCNs) through the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service (DES). As part of the Network Contract DES, investment is being made to support the expansion of the primary care workforce and the implementation of seven national Network Service Requirements between 2019-20 and 2023-24 through the Additional Roles Reimbursement Scheme (ARRS).

The fourth year of the Network Contract DES began in April 2022. The data being collected expands on the indicators developed in 2019-20 and 2020-21 around the ARRS with thirteen service specifications, covering:

  • Access
  • Anticipatory care
  • Cancer
  • Cardiovascular disease prevention
  • Early cancer diagnosis
  • Enhanced health in care homes
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Personalised care
  • Respiratory care
  • Structured medication reviews and medicines optimisation
  • Tackling health inequalities
  • Vaccination and immunisation
  • Workforce

The data is collected via the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) monthly and will be published on a monthly basis at GP Practice level.

Initially, the collection for the 2022-23 service year only included data for payment indicators only; management information indicators were added to the collection in August. 

NOTE: .csv files may not open in applications such as Microsoft Excel due to the number of rows included in the dataset. Users may wish to import the file directly into a database, or alternatively use a text editor to split the file for import/use in applications such as Microsoft Excel.

To view data quality notices for this publication please navigate to the supporting information which is linked below in the resource links section.

Key Facts

We have created a repository of the code used to produce the Network Contract Directed Enhanced Service publication which is available on the NHS Digital GitHub:

Last edited: 1 May 2023 3:28 am