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Patients Registered at a GP Practice - May 2020

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Clinical Commissioning Groups, GP practices, Regions, Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
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Snapshot on 01 May 2020


Data for this publication are extracted each month as a snapshot in time from the GP Payments system (Open Exeter) maintained by NHS Digital. This release is an accurate snapshot as at 1 May 2020.

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.

This data is extracted from an administrative source, GP Payments system (Open Exeter) therefore data collection process has not been affected.

GP practice list sizes change due to births, deaths, immigration, emigration and administration of GP list sizes to remove duplicate patients. The decrease in registered patients seen this period is likely due to an increase in deaths, a decrease in immigration, and potentially increased list cleansing activities brought about by additional activities to contact vulnerable patients. Throughout April 2020, there was less activity surrounding registrations in primary care however there are still new registrations although the overall number shows a decrease.

*On the 19th May 2020, the file Single year of age (Commissioning Regions-STPs-CCGs-PCNs) was replaced due to issues with PCN geography codes

Key Facts

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Patients Registered at GP practices in England as at 1 May 2020.

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fewer registered patients as at 1 May 2020, compared to 1 Apr 2020.

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Last edited: 19 May 2020 8:31 am