About this release
This release by Public Health Scotland (PHS) presents General Practice (GP) activity data extracted from participating practices across NHS Scotland from January 2018 to August 2023 by NHS board and Health and Social Care Partnership (HSCP).
This exploratory work aims to illustrate the type of activity information captured within GP clinical systems. Not all activity is recorded on the clinical systems and information on the complexity or duration of the activity is currently unavailable. Therefore, the activity reported does not represent all the work happening within a primary care setting.
Please note the data contained within this visualisation is not directly comparable to other work on GP activity ongoing in NHS England, or NHS Wales (NWIS), due to differences in methodology of counting and classifying GP activity.
We have identified areas where blood tests results have been recorded as direct face-to-face activity rather than administration activity. PHS is working collaboratively with our partners to address these data recording issues. PHS will use a future release to include comparisons showing any associated differences in recording (mapping) and will date back to January 2018.
Areas of possible inconsistent counts being returned have also been identified, this is currently being investigated as a matter of priority.
The data remains experimental and subject to change and monthly figures and comparisons should be used with caution.
Data presented in the visualisation are subject to change.
Where it is identified data are excluded from that month's release due to technical issues, these data will be updated the following month.
The next release of this publication will be 28 November 2023.
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