The Department of Health has worked with primary care organisations including the Royal College of General Practitioners to bring together clinical service and outcome data on each GP practice in England.
Publishing this data will enable patients, academics, data intermediaries and other organisations to identify relationships and make comparisons, enabling more informed choices. The data can also be considered, linked and analysed to improve the quality of patient care and make services responsive to the people that use them. Information about practice population, demographics and the prevalence of chronic conditions has been included to help in understanding practice performance.
Patients can access some of the data in a user friendly format on the NHS Choices website, through GP practice profiles.
Data intermediaries and NHS organisations are able to access the raw data, in a spreadsheet format through the NHS Information Centre indicator portal.