GP Workload Tool
It has come to our attention that NHS Digital have sent out a Data Provision Notice to practices as NHS England wish to expand the existing Patient Online Management Information (POMI) data collection so that it includes additional data on patient appointments and, in particular, a measure of patient access to general practice referred to as the Third Next Available Appointment. NHS England has directed NHS Digital, under section 254 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, to collect this additional information as part of the POMI data collection.
Some practices have asked whether they are obliged to provide this information/data collection and the LMC advice is that practices should complete this work as it is part of the data collection mandated under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
Please contact David Gibbs if you have any further questions.