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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 pcse.dataquality@nhs.net 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

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