This website places cookies on your device to help us improve our service to you. To find out more about the cookies, see our Privacy and Cookies notice
ISD Scotland better information, better decisions, better health

General Practice

Home Page

NHS National Services Scotland ISD Scotland & NHS National Services Scotland

General Practice Introduction

Latest Publications

Published: 14 June 2016
Primary Care Workforce Survey Scotland 2015 - Revised - 28 June 2016
Publication Summary Download pdf file [132kb]
Full Report Download pdf file [1205kb]
Published: 15 December 2015
General Practice - GP workforce and practice list sizes
Publication Summary Download pdf file [164kb]
Full Report Download pdf file [325kb]
Published: 03 November 2015
NHS Payments to General Practice - Financial Year 2014-15
Publication Summary Download pdf file [96kb]
Full Report Download pdf file [468kb]
Published: 13 October 2015
Quality & Outcomes Framework - Prevalence, achievement, payment and exceptions data for Scotland, 2014/15
Publication Summary Download pdf file [223kb]
Full Report Download pdf file [836kb]

ISD holds and maintains a range of data relating to general practices in Scotland. The main areas about which we hold and publish information are:

We may also be able to help if you are looking for information on general practice that is not already published on our web pages. For example we can often provide information tailored to individual customer requirements (which we do in accordance with ISD’s Information Request protocol). Please contact us if you have a particular request that you would like to discuss with us, or if you are not sure that ISD holds the information that you are looking for.

Latest news

August 2016 - The Primary Care Indicators (PCIs) have been updated and revamped using a data visualisation package called Tableau to make them much more useful, easier to use and focussed around your practice. We have also changed how the PCIs can be accessed. The data which were previously available on a secure part of ISD's website are no longer available to view. The indicators are now available to view only through the User Access System (UAS). Operational guidance can be found in the Primary Care Indicators User Manual Download PDF file [330Kb].

June 2016 - Breach of Protocol 2 Practice 8 of the Code of Practice for Official Statistics - ISD was made aware of a breach of publication practice relating to the Primary Care Workforce Survey 2015, whereby a journalist had early access to the key findings prior to release. However, no figures were in the public domain prior to the official publication time. ISD has reported this breach to the UK Statistics Authority and is now undertaking a review of its pre-release and early access to data arrangements.

Publishing primary care out of hours information consultation - We are currently reviewing how we publish primary care out of hours information and are keen to have your views on this. To take part, please complete the Consultation Download Word file [625Kb] and email to NSS.isdunscheduledcare@nhs.net by Thursday 30 June 2016.

November 2015 - The second publication of information about payments made to Scotland's General Practices is now available containing 2014-15 financial year data and trend data from 2005-06 to 2014-15. The Report gives definitions of practice types as well as payment types, and the associated data table gives the breakdown of payments at practice level.

October 2015 - Quality & Outcomes (QOF) of the new GMS contract - achievement, prevalence and exception reporting data covering April 2014 to March 2015 was released on 13 October 2015.

May 2015 - The first publication of information about payments made to Scotland's General Practices is now available. The Report gives definitions of practice types as well as payment types, and the associated data table gives the breakdown of payments at practice level.

December 2014 - We have published GP Workforce & Practice populations data, which includes the headcount of GPs contracted to work in Scottish practices, information on the number of GP practices in Scotland and details of their practice populations. Reference information is also available on deprivation and urban/rural status of practice populations.

As of September 2013, Practice Team Information (PTI) data is no longer collected. A replacement system is under development, which will collect more detailed data from a greater number of practices; details of the replacement system may be found on the SPIRE website. Previous publications may be found here.

ISD welcomes all comments and suggestions on General Practice publications. If you wish to contact the Primary Care Team at ISD about these publications, please email nss.isdGeneralPractice@nhs.net.

© ISD Scotland 2010
Information Services Division,
NHS National Services Scotland,
Gyle Square,
1 South Gyle Crescent,
Edinburgh EH12 9EB,
Tel: 0131 275 7777
nss.csd@nhs.net
Contact Us

About Information Services Division | Contact Us | Accessibility | Complaints
Copyright | Terms and Conditions | Privacy | Freedom of Information

ISD is a division of NHS NSS
Working at the very heart of the health service, NSS delivers services critical to frontline patient care and in support of the efficient and effective operation of NHS Scotland. Visit the NSS Website for more information