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General Medical Services Statistics

Information published is derived from the National Health Application and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) system, Family Practitioner Services (FPS) system and payment records including Global Sum Payment, and the Common Practitioner Model (CPM).  It includes information on the number of General Practitioners (GPs), GP Practices and registered patients in Northern Ireland including registration activity and payments processed by BSO towards the overall cost of GP Services. There is no information relating to the treatment of patients or the waiting times associated with GP surgeries.

 

Responsible Statistician:

Gerard McMullan

Gerard.McMullan@hscni.net

 

Current Annual Publication

Date Published: 8th June 2023

Date of next release: 6th June 2024

The statistics will be released on this page at 9.30am.  If you have issues accessing the information, it can also be found on gov.uk site

Presents information on patients, General Practitioners and GP Surgeries in Northern Ireland. Also included is information relating to the number of new patient registrations processed, including those of a non-UK origin.

PDF Icon  FPS GMS Statistics Pre-Release Access List

 

Annual Practice Breakdowns

Excel Icon Registered Patients by Practice, Age and Sex: To 2023

 

Quarterly General Medical Services Statistics

Date Published: 15th February 2024

Date of next release: 6th June 2024

The statistics will be released on this page at 9.30am.  If you have issues accessing the information, it can also be found on the gov.uk site

This quarterly series is a subset of the annual information with data provided for selected key tables. The quarterly updates within a year should be treated as provisional and may be revised when figures are finalised to produce the end of year annual report. 

Quarterly GP Practice Reference Files

GP Practice lists are required by users of the GP Prescribing data so that the prescribing data can be standardised based on the size of the GP Practice. They were previously published following the release of the GMS official statistics.

This information is now contained within the Family Practitioner Service GMS Statistics spreadsheet under the Quarterly General Medical Services Statistics section above. Please navigate to Table 7.1 to obtain the numbers of patients registered with each practice on a quarterly basis.

 

Quality Documentation

Listed below are various documents to support the publication of FPS GMS Statistics.

PDF Icon  FPS GMS Quality Assurance of Administrative Data Report

 

Previous publications

Previous publications can be found here.

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