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Data Provider: Welsh Government Management Information General practitioners Welsh language ability by local health board and year

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Metadata

Title

Patients Registered at a GP Practice

Last update

28 July 2022 28 July 2022

Next update

TBC

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Contractor Services, NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership

Contact email

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation

Management information

Geographical coverage

Wales

Languages covered

English and Welsh

Data licensing

You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description

The information presented here shows the number of patients registered with each GP practice in Wales by gender, 5 year age band and GP practice. Data are also available for primary care clusters and local health boards.

Data collection and calculation

The information presented here is provided to the Welsh Government by the NHS Wales Shared Services Partnership.

Data for patients with an ‘indeterminate’ gender is not included in the totals.

Note this StatsWales cube includes some practices that are not subject to the General Medical Services (GMS) contract.

Frequency of publication

Quarterly

Data reference periods

Data are shown for 2016 onwards. The annual figures represent the position as at 1st of October each year. The quarterly data are extracted around the middle of the month every quarter.

Users, uses and context

Please find this information in the related statistical publication, as per given weblink.

Rounding applied

None.

Statistical quality

These are extracted as a snapshot in time from the GP Payments system (Open Exeter) and are based on the main practice at which the GP is working each snapshot. Therefore some patients may move practice if a GP does more hours in one practice than another in a particular snapshot. The data in this differs to that in the spreadsheets which accompany the main statistical release. One difference is that the data are produced on a different day, this should make very little difference. The main difference is the allocation of patients to practices resulting in some variation.

Occasionally a practice may move to a different cluster. In this instance, the practice is reallocated against its new cluster for all time periods in the StatsWales data, including previous periods before the movement took place and would no longer appear against the cluster that it moved from. The composition of these clusters will therefore not be accurate for the time periods before the movement took place. All clusters affected by this issue are noted with an ‘i’ in the StatsWales data. The Newport North cluster is no longer shown in the data due to its closure in March 2020.

Keywords

GPs; Registered patients; Primary Care Clusters