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PTI Support

General Practice

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Practice Team Information - Archive website

Please note that as of October 2013 the PTI database is no longer being updated. Primary Care data relating to activity of Scottish General Practices will be available from the Scottish Primary Care Information Resource (SPIRE) around April 2016.

Enquiries about access to, and analysis of, the historical PTI data can be made to

Archived Newsletters
Coding Guidance
Practice Migration Protocol
Contact Details

Archived Newsletters:

December 2012 - Including: PTI National Statistics release, PTI Guidance, Information requests, Observations, The PTI Team.

December 2011 - Including: PTI National Statistics release, SCIMP update, Confidentiality, Benchmark reporting for practices, Practice requests, Recording tips for EMIS & Vision, Read Coding and Regional Project Development Officers.

August 2011 - Including: Role of PTI, Practice migrations, Out Of Hours recording (OOH), Pilot opportunity - On-line PTI training, Recording tips for EMIS & Vision, Read Coding, Recent ISD Publications, Regional Project Development Officers.

March 2011 - Including: Funding for PTI practices in 2011-12; PTI Questionnaire; Practice migrations; Quarterly completeness exercises; Read Coding; and Regional Project Development Officers.

October 2010 - Including: Recent ISD publications; PTI Questionnaire; Influenza Recording, Regional Project Development Officers

July 2010 - Including: Improving our processes, ISD publications, practice migrations and staff changes

May 2010 - Including: National Statistics publication for PTI which was released on the 30th March 2010, Information on practice system migrations and the GP Patient Experience Survey, and some more information on other ISD publications.

March 2010 - Including: National Primary Care Workforce Survery, PTI Annual Reports, System Road Shows and Information Requests & Parliamentary Questions

Communications Update 40 January 2010
Including: PTI New Year wishes, Finance - end of Financial year reminder, Information Requests and Parliamentary Requests, Recent PTI Publications

For all previous updates and newsletters prior to 2010 and archived CMR Updates please contact the PTI Support desk at who can provide these on request.

Coding Guidance

Please contact a member of the PTI team at or via the contact details given below, if you would like copies of the generic or system-specific Read coding guidance for practices.

Practice Migration Protocol

The PDF file linked to below outlines the protocol for PTI Practices that are to migrate from one clinical recording system to another, with an attached checklist to assist with the transfer.

PTI practice migration protocol Download pdf File

Contact Details

For assistance on anything relating to your contribution to PTI or for further specific analysis requirements please contact us.

Hugh Cameron
Data Manager
Tel: 0131 275 7083

PTI HELPLINE 0131 275 6400
PTI Support Email:
Fax 0131 275 7504

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