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Monitoring GP practices

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Intelligent monitoring helps our inspectors to plan inspection activities and to ask questions about the quality of care offered by GP practices during inspection.

Intelligent monitoring draws on existing national data sources, and includes indicators covering a range of GP practice activity and patient experience including:

Intelligent monitoring is not a rating or judgement on the quality of care.

Updating the reports

We refreshed the intelligent monitoring for GP practices with the latest available data in June 2015.

We shared each individual intelligent monitoring report with the relevant GP practice to allow them to check the data. This process was completed on 12 August.

Since we launched GP intelligent monitoring in November last year, and following feedback and further engagement with providers, public and other interested groups, we have changed our presentation and approach to this data. We no longer use risk bandings and have changed the language used to highlight variation between practices.

For more information, please see our frequently asked questions.

Reports will be updated for each individual GP practice's profile on this website. You will be able to see them on the 'reports' tab for the practice. You can find the profile for your practice by using the search bar towards the top of this page.

Local quality schemes

Practices in some areas of the country may appear as a higher priority for inspection in their report if they participated in a local quality scheme offered by NHS England.

The scheme reduced the level of QOF monitoring during the period from January to March 2014. This meant the practices taking part submitted less data to their NHS England area team and the Health & Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

The scheme was run in:

  • Devon & Cornwall
  • Shropshire & Staffordshire
  • Birmingham & The Black Country
  • East Anglia
  • Somerset.

If you would like to know more about the schemes, you should contact the relevant NHS England team.

Last updated:
7 October 2015