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Patients Registered at a GP Practice January 2021

Official statistics, Open data, Other reports and statistics

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Patients Registered at a GP Practice January 2021


Data for this publication are extracted each month as a snapshot in time from the Primary Care Registration database within the NHAIS (National Health Application and Infrastructure Services) system. This release is an accurate snapshot as at 1 January 2021.

GP Practice; Primary Care Network (PCN); Sustainability and transformation partnership (STP); Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS England Commissioning Region level data are released in single year of age (SYOA) and 5-year age bands, both of which finish at 95+, split by gender. In addition, organisational mapping data is available to derive STP; PCN; CCG and Commissioning Region associated with a GP practice and is updated each month to give relevant organisational mapping.

Quarterly publications in January, April, July and October will include Lower Layer Super Output Area (LSOA) populations and a spotlight report.

The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has led to changes in the work of General Practices and subsequently the data within this publication. Until activity in this healthcare setting stabilises, we urge caution in drawing any conclusions from these data without consideration of the country's circumstances and would recommend that any uses of these data are accompanied by an appropriate caveat.

Note: An error was identified on 20/1/2021 in the practice mapping file where practices had duplicate entries for different extract dates. This has now been corrected so that each practice has one extract date. The mapping file has been replaced and is therefore affixed with '_v2' to reflect this. This error does not affect the patients registered at a GP practice data itself.

Key Facts


Patients Registered at GP practices in England as at 1 January 2021


more registered patients as at 1 January 2021, compared to 1 December 2020. 

Spotlight report

The spotlight report for January 2021 is a look into the change in patients registered at a GP practice by month and year. 

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