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Physical health checks for people with severe mental illness (PHSMI)


NHS England has directed NHS Digital to collect data in connection with physical health checks for people with severe mental illness referred to as PHSMI.  Data will be collected via an automated extract through the General Practice Extraction Service (GPES). The first annual collection of this is due in the second half of the financial year 2020-21 and will cover for the financial year 2019-20. It will then continue to be a quarterly collection. 

This extract will enable monitoring of the delivery of the NHS Long Term Plan ambition to increase the number of people with severe mental illness having a comprehensive physical health check. Benchmarking information will be collected on the uptake of the corresponding relevant follow-up interventions and access to national cancer screening programmes.

Currently aggregate data is captured manually via Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs). This GPES automated patient level extract will replace the manual collection and help reduce burden.

How this service is commissioned and provided

This service is commissioned by NHS England and NHS Improvement.

PHSMI business rules

Last edited: 19 October 2022 2:38 pm