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Individual GP Level Data Collection Posted on 25 Sep 2017

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 (the Act)1 gives the Health and Social Care Information Centre, also known as NHS Digital and hereafter referred to by this name, statutory powers, under section 259(1), to require data from health or social care bodies, or organisations that provide health or adult social care in England, where it has been directed to establish an information system by DH (on behalf of the Secretary of State) or NHS England.


These data, as specified by NHS Digital in this published Data Provision Notice, are required to support the GP metrics direction, which DH has issued to NHS Digital. Organisations that are in scope of the notice are legally required, under section 259(5) of the Act, to provide these data in the form and manner specified below.


A copy of the Data Provision Notice that explains the legal basis for the collection, analysis, publication and dissemination of the data collected from Practices ( viz; Sections 254, 259(1), 259(5), 259(8 ) of the Act, can be accessed by following the link below:


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