To keep you up to date with registration processes, we have produced a simple and easy to use Guide to Patient Registrations which is available to download from the PCSE website.
Your practice will also receive a printed copy of the new guide with your usual CitySprint collection/delivery during June.
We hope you find the information useful. The Guide to Patient Registrations covers the following topics:
The new guide will be updated regularly, so please check the ‘Registrations’ page of the PCSE website to ensure you are reading the most up to date guidance.
On behalf of NHS England, PCSE has started to contact GP practices to conduct data checks on practice lists.
There are two types of data checks - data quality checks and list reconciliation. These checks are important to ensure patients are accurately registered with practices, and therefore included in relevant screening programmes.
Data Quality Checks
Data quality checks ensure that the registration details for specific patient groups are up to date.
PCSE will contact either the GP practice, or the patients concerned directly to ask them to confirm that the details held for them are still accurate.
If the practice is required to verify the details for the patients, PCSE will send email instructions from PCSE which outline the steps they need to take to complete the request.
PCSE has already started to contact a small number of GP practices to verify the registration details of patients aged over 100. This work has been rolled out nationally to all practices in England starting in May 2019.
Other patient group checks will follow, including:
In addition to the data quality checks, PCSE has also started to contact practices regarding patient list reconciliation. This work involves PCSE contacting practices to request a copy of the patient list from their clinical system. PCSE will compare it with the patient list for the practice held on NHAIS (the national patient records database).
Practices will be contacted by PCSE with a request to send a file for reconciliation once every three years. The timescale set for practices to respond to PCSE’s request is 10 days, as agreed with NHS England. This timescale has been set because patient lists are constantly changing with new registrations, amendments and deductions of patients, data checks need to be completed in a relatively short timeframe to ensure the process is completed as accurately as possible.
The PCSE GP Pensions team is currently working through a high volume of document submissions and queries. During this period, responses to queries and cheque processing may take longer than usual.
Estimate of GP (and non-GP) Providers NHS Pensionable Profits/Pay
In order to avoid large adjustments at the end of the financial year please ensure:
FAQs on Estimates can be accessed on the ‘Help’ page of the PCSE website.