Introduction

These profiles are designed to support GPs, primary care networks (PCNs), clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) and local authorities to ensure that they are providing and commissioning effective and appropriate healthcare services for their local population.

In addition to viewing individual practice profiles, you can view summary profiles for PCNs, CCGs and other higher geographies. Each practice can be compared with the CCG or PCN and England.

For the mapping of GPs to PCNs we are currently using this epcn file (27th Apr 2022), available from Organisation Data Service (NHS Digital). Aggregated values based on this mapping may differ e.g. from QOF PCN values or the previously published PCN values where legal entities have changed in the meantime. 

Using a variety of graphical displays such as spine charts and population pyramids, the tool presents a range of practice-level indicators drawn from the latest available data, including:

  • Local demography
  • Quality and Outcomes Framework domains
  • Cancer Services
  • Maternal and Child health
  • Antibiotic prescribing
  • Patient satisfaction

The profiles do not provide an exhaustive list of primary care indicators, but they do allow a consistent approach to comparing and benchmarking across England.

For more information consult the User guide and FAQs.

Profiles are generated for all practices in QOF 2020/21 with a list size of at least 750 patients and for other practices if they had according to NHS digital in April 2021 a list size of at least 750 patients and there exists valid GP patient survey data for the practice for the same year. For details see: Rules for inclusion and list of included practices.