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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 (28th Oct 2021), 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.

Recent updates

January 2022

Annual update. Includes new Child health topic.

December 2021

List of profiled GPs and PCNs (status 28/10/2021) updated.

October 2021

Updates to GPPS and population indicators

May 2021

PCNs updated (status 30/04/2021)

December 2020

Annual update

PCNs updated (status 29/10/2020)

June 2020

PCNs (provisional) updated
Please view Notes for details

February 2020

PDFs for the latest data are available now in 'Downloads'

January 2020

PCNs (provisional) added
Please view Notes for details

December 2019

  • Annual update
  • PDFs under review - updated versions currently planned for early 2020

January 2019

  • PDF for each included practice in 'Downloads'

December 2018

  • QOF updated to 2017/18
  • Cancer services updated to 2017/18
  • Populations updated to April 2018
  • GP survey data updated to 2018

To follow later: 

  • Hospital utilisation for children
  • Some cancer indicators

January 2018

  • Child health indicators updated 

December 2017

  • QOF updated to 2016/17
  • Cancer services updated to 2016/17
  • Populations updated to April 2017
  • GP survey data updated to 2016/17

December 2016

  • QOF updated to 2015/16
  • Populations updated to April 2016 (age bands up to 95+)
  • GP survey data updated to 2015/16
  • New Cancer indicators added
  • Life expectancy updated to 2010-14

April 2016

  • New antimicrobial resistance (AMR) domain added
  • Number of nursing home places updated 


December 2015

  • New Cancer domain
  • IMD 2015 practice scores
  • QOF updated to 2014/15
  • Populations updated to April 2015 (age bands up to 95+)
  • GP survey data updated to 2014/15


January 2015

  • NHS comparators up to 12/13
  • Updates to the Child health domain


December 2014

  • QOF updated to 2013/14
  • New Musculoskeletal domain
  • ADS populations from Jan 2014
  • GP survey data updated to 13/14 


QOF indicators are now shown as intervention rates (denominators include exceptions)

Recent updates

January 2022

Annual update. Includes new Child health topic.

December 2021

List of profiled GPs and PCNs (status 28/10/2021) updated.

October 2021

Updates to GPPS and population indicators

May 2021

PCNs updated (status 30/04/2021)

December 2020

Annual update

PCNs updated (status 29/10/2020)

June 2020

PCNs (provisional) updated
Please view Notes for details

February 2020

PDFs for the latest data are available now in 'Downloads'

January 2020

PCNs (provisional) added
Please view Notes for details

December 2019

  • Annual update
  • PDFs under review - updated versions currently planned for early 2020

January 2019

  • PDF for each included practice in 'Downloads'

December 2018

  • QOF updated to 2017/18
  • Cancer services updated to 2017/18
  • Populations updated to April 2018
  • GP survey data updated to 2018

To follow later: 

  • Hospital utilisation for children
  • Some cancer indicators

January 2018

  • Child health indicators updated 

December 2017

  • QOF updated to 2016/17
  • Cancer services updated to 2016/17
  • Populations updated to April 2017
  • GP survey data updated to 2016/17

December 2016

  • QOF updated to 2015/16
  • Populations updated to April 2016 (age bands up to 95+)
  • GP survey data updated to 2015/16
  • New Cancer indicators added
  • Life expectancy updated to 2010-14

April 2016

  • New antimicrobial resistance (AMR) domain added
  • Number of nursing home places updated 


December 2015

  • New Cancer domain
  • IMD 2015 practice scores
  • QOF updated to 2014/15
  • Populations updated to April 2015 (age bands up to 95+)
  • GP survey data updated to 2014/15


January 2015

  • NHS comparators up to 12/13
  • Updates to the Child health domain


December 2014

  • QOF updated to 2013/14
  • New Musculoskeletal domain
  • ADS populations from Jan 2014
  • GP survey data updated to 13/14 


QOF indicators are now shown as intervention rates (denominators include exceptions)