These Terms and Conditions of Use apply to new and existing users of the Primary Care Web Interface. By accepting, and continuing to utilise the web interface, existing users agree to abide these terms and conditions of use in relation to data, information and intelligence obtained from use of the web interface since registering.
Access to NHS England’s primary care web interface www.primarycare.nhs.uk is granted on the understanding that this platform has been provided as a mechanism to support transparent measurement across practices within a clinical commissioning group (CCG) and CCGs within an area team (AT). The practice-AT relationship (supported by CCGs) provides a forum for collaborative and engaging discussions regarding national and local implementation of the assurance management policy for Primary Medical Services. Such engagement and collaboration recognises the contribution that each practice can make to both the quality of services to their registered patients and the wider impact to service delivery across the whole CCG population.
All data and information within the site is considered ‘restricted’ for internal NHS use only.
Peer Review and Benchmarking
The comparison of General Practice High Level Indicators (GPHLIs) and General Practice Outcomes Standards (GPOS) can be used to support local decision making processes.
Where the user is considering the provision of services and comparing, for example, different GP contractors, the user will need to understand and take into account the local context in which the services are being provided. Accordingly, it may be appropriate to benchmark against practices across a spectrum of options such as the same geographical area (CCG/Region) and those with similar characteristics, including list size, index of multiple deprivation (IMD), Association of Public Health Observatory grouping and so on, as well as against professional standards. It is also important that users understand the variability of practice populations (e.g. a practice with large numbers of students in an otherwise deprived urban area).
The data presented on the website breakdowns at small levels. This information is usually supressed when presented in the public domain. You are being granted access to these small numbers but on an understanding it is provided for NHS management purposes only. Release into the public domain or any public comment on these statistics is against the terms and conditions of access to the Primary Care Web Interface.
Please prevent inappropriate use of the data within Primary Care Web Interface by treating this information as restricted, refrain from passing information on to others who have not been given prior access and use it only for the purposes for which it has been provided.
Onward Use and License
Individual articles and other items published within the web interface are protected by copyright. You are granted a license to access and use the Primary Care Web Interface for NHS information needs. The rights granted under this agreement cannot be transferred, sold, or rented to anyone else. You may not redistribute, rent, lend, sell or modify any materials from the Primary Care Web Interface, or create derivative works based on materials within it without the prior written permission of NHS England (email: email@example.com ). We ask that you do not remove any copyright notices or other notices contained in materials retrieved from the Primary Care Web Interface.
You may download or print individual documents, reports or other items from the materials in the Primary Care Web Tool. Multiple downloading of the same documents and/or archiving of materials from the primary care web interface, and the creation of multiple copies of individual documents for research and/or instructional use are prohibited. For permissions to copy beyond that permitted please contact NHS England (email: firstname.lastname@example.org ).
Re-use of information from the primary care web interface beyond that permitted is subject to the Re-use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2005. For permission to re-use information from the Primary Care Web Tool please contact NHS England (email: email@example.com ).
Any use of NHS England’s primary care web interface materials in whole or in part should include customary bibliographic citation, including author attribution, date, publication/document title, NHS England Primary Care Web Interface unless otherwise stated.
We will make electronic access to the primary care web interface available via our server to you without charge by us. You are responsible for all charges associated with accessing the Primary Care Web Tool, including any computer equipment, telephone or internet connections, and access software. The hours of availability will be determined by us and may be changed without notice. We reserve the right to refuse access to any individual and network.
NHS England are to ensure that the information on this site is correct, but do not give any express or implied warranty as to the accuracy of the information.
NHS England’s Primary Care Web Interface and the materials included therein are provided on an "as is," "as available" basis and NHS England disclaim all warranties, including those expressed or implied. Use of the Primary Care Web Interface is at your own risk, and access may be interrupted and may not be error-free.
NHS England will not be liable for direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages or punitive damages arising out of:
- your use or inability to use the primary care web interface
- any errors or omissions in the materials included in Primary Care Web Interface
- the contents of the Primary Care Web Interface
- the contents of any other sites on the Internet which may be linked to the Primary Care Web Interface or any material of third parties that may be accessed through the Primary Care Web Interface
By providing us with your details, you are giving your consent that your personal information may be processed for the purposes necessary to conduct and improve our services.
We reserve the right to modify the terms of this agreement at any time.