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Patient lists

I have received a letter asking me to confirm my address.

If you have received a letter from PCSE, this is because we need to confirm the address you are registered at your GP practice with. 

If you would like to confirm or update the address, please complete our List cleansing (Patients only) form using the link below:

List Cleansing (Patients only) | PCSE (


This is the form you need to complete, if you have received a letter asking you to confirm or update your address.
Click on the link that says 'I am a patient and wish to confirm or update my address', as shown in the screenshot above..
How many times a year is a list reconciliation requested?

Only once every 3 years. You can request an ad-hoc List Reconciliation if you have concerns with patient list size.

What should I do if I have a query or discrepency regarding patient lists?

It is the responsibility of each practice to maintain its patient list. If you think there is a discrepancy between the patient list on your clinical system and the patient list PCSE hold for your practice, please email your patient list to PCSE at after the next quarter end period with the following information:

  • your name
  • the name of your GP practice
  • the address of your GP practice
  • your practice telephone number
  • the ODS code for your practice (GP main practice codes are a letter followed by five numbers)

PCSE will review your practice list. If necessary, we will send your practice a set of actions based on the outcome of the review. These actions will ensure that all patients are accurately registered and must be implemented as a matter of urgency.

Any delays in the validation process:

  • create potential patient safety risks for safeguarding and access to wider health and cancer screening services
  • risk the GP practice not receiving correct patient payments