The Government's mandate to NHS England includes a deliverable to work with NHS Digital and The Department of Health (DH) to provide General Practitioners (GPs) and general practices with information on the care provision for their patients. To support this deliverable, the DH has directed NHS Digital to collect clinical data for a given set of metrics at individual GP level and report these data back to GPs and general practices only. GPs and general practices will receive non-identifiable data for their own patients; they will not receive any identifiable data or data for patients from other general practices. This service is on CQRS to record a GPs agreement for data extracts to take place only. No data from this service will be recorded in CQRS and there is no payment attached to this service.
Individual GP Level Data supports 'objective 6: to improve out-of-hospital care' in the Government's mandate to NHS England, which itself supports the delivery of the NHS Five Year Forward View and a seven-day NHS. It also falls under the 'transforming general practice' and 'out of hospital care and integration with social care' Domains of the National Information Board (NIB) Framework, which aims to support delivering the NHS Five Year Forward View.
This data collection will involve NHS Digital collecting and reporting two sets of data to GPs and general practices. Patient identifiable data in the form of patients' NHS Numbers will be collected; no other patient identifiable data will be collected. GPES will collect the necessary primary care data for the given set of metrics, one of which will be linked to secondary care hospital data.