The Registration system forms one of the largest population databases in operation in England and Wales. Managing a total of 60 million records, it forms the core of an extensive primary care management base centred on a computerised index of NHS patients.
Used by all health and commissioning authorities, the Registration system contains the general identity details of patients registered with NHS GPs and is linked electronically with the National Health Service Central Register (NHSCR), in Southport.
The Registration system is made of up three closely linked components:
- the main Registration system
- the Address system
- the HA/GP Links Registration system
Registration data provides the base used to calculate capitation payments to GPs, and is also used by screening systems for selection of patients for participation in screening programmes.
The Registration system also holds comprehensive details of health care services available within the health authority's area.
Download the Registration user_reference manual.