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GP Contract Services 2015-16

05:39 July 27, 2017 - 09:30 October 14, 2016
Publication date: October 14, 2016
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28th April 2017:  An error has been identified in the Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination programme 2015-16 (xlsx and csv) files. During the testing and certification process for the 2016-17 Pneumococcal Business Rules, errors with the implementation of these business rules* for the 2015-16 service were discovered. The logic for three of the cohort counts was interpreted incorrectly by one supplier. Further investigation has revealed that less than 6% of practices are affected with on average less than 5 patients at each practice incorrectly counted.  We are unable to retrospectively re-extract in order to provide the corrected data for these counts. Any analysis that includes 2015-16 Pneumococcal data should take into account this level of error.   *the technical extraction specifications which underpin the data extracted for the services

Note 3/11/2016: A revised version of the Learning disabilities health check scheme 2015-16 [xlsx] file has been published. The previous version of this file had incorrect formatting applied to the ‘Achievement date’ field of the Practice Data Quality tab, resulting in achievement dates being displayed incorrectly. This has now been corrected, and the introduction has been updated to enhance clarity.

GP Contract Services form part of the General Medical Services (GMS) contract, which is agreed between NHS England and the British Medical Association’s (BMA) General Practitioners Committee (GPC). The GMS contract covers the delivery of primary care services across England.

GP Contract Services include:

·          Core contract components: These are core contract requirements that are part of the GMS contract; GP practices are required to carry out these services as set out in the GMS Regulations.

·          Enhanced services (ES): These are voluntary reward programmes that cover primary medical services; one of their main aims is to reduce the burden on secondary care services.

·          Vaccination and immunisation programmes: These are programmes that are commissioned for delivery by GP practices following recommendations from the Joint Committee on Vaccinations and Immunisations (JCVI).

·          Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF): This is a voluntary annual reward and incentive programme for all GP practices in England. Note that the QOF data are not published under the GP Contract Services publications as NHS Digital produces a separate QOF publication, which is available on the NHS Digital QOF webpage.

·          Indicators no longer in QOF (INLIQ): These are indicators that have been removed from QOF but are still used for management information purposes.

GP Contract Service data are primarily used for payment and management information purposes; however, the data may be more widely used to help support commissioning, planning and policy decisions.

The GP Contract Services data are collected by NHS Digital via the Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) and General Practice Extraction Service (GPES).

The GP Contract Services 2015-16 publications are referred to as experimental statistics. This means that the data are in a testing phase and are not yet fully developed. See the Office for National Statistics (ONS) Guide to experimental statistics for further information.

Each GP Contract Service publication is available as a Microsoft Excel document. The data are presented at GP practice level with a Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) lookup alongside. Summary statistics also accompany each publication.

See the GP Contract Services 2015-16 Supporting Information document for all relevant information concerning the GP Contract Services 2015-16 publications.



Date Range: April 01, 2015 to March 31, 2016
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