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Primary Care Information Service (PCIS)


The NHAIS (Exeter) system is reaching the end of its life. NHS England is working alongside NHS Digital and other parties to de-commission NHAIS by replacing its services with more modern and efficient processes. Part of this work involves the reporting function on Primary Care Information Service (PCIS) moving away from Open Exeter and this service will no longer be available as of 6pm on Friday 27 November Please note, other functionality within Open Exeter will remain unaffected.

Here is a current summary of where to access the latest reports and data previously held on Open Exeter:


Performers List Reports


Public Performer List: Here you can easily search for performers on the Performers List for England, filtering down by type of Performer, name, CCG area or GP Practice.

PCSE Online portalIf you are an NHS England user on PCSE Online, you can also access additional information about performers and practices by logging into the portal. If you are an approved user you can view a performer’s contact details, information about what practice(s) they are attached to and their personal details. You will also be able to select a practice and view any Performers associated with that practice.



National Screening Information


You can find a variety of published reports on cervical screening and breast screening on the NHS Digital website.

Cancer Screening Programme National Statistics is available here.



  National General Practice Profiles and Cervical, breast and bowel cancer screening uptake and coverage for age groups reports are available from Public Health England’s fingertips website.

The national GP Practice profile reports including uptake and coverage at GP practice levels are still available via Open Exeter for:

  • cervical screening
  • breast screening
  • bowel screening
    Please note: all other local screening processes currently on Open Exeter will remain the same.



List Sizes, Capitation Data and Patient Registration information

  Use NHS Digital’s interactive dashboard to find out the number of patients registered at a GP practice. The numbers can be shown at national, CCG or GP practice level, and GP practices can be compared to one another. Commissioners will also receive capitation and patient registration reports from NHS Digital on a quarterly basis, if you would like to request this information email the team at exeter.helpdesk@nhs.net.  



Pharmacy Data


Pharmacy data administration including publication of opening/close hours etc was descoped in September 2015. Organisations using this legacy data should download their datasets to be managed locally if still in use.



Can't find the report you're looking for?

If you require any other data that was previously available via PCIS that is not covered in the list above, please email exeter.helpdesk@nhs.net.

Any new requests for other patient identifiable information should follow established NHS data request procedures and will be subject to review and approval. Please email england.pcrm@nhs.net for further information and the latest application form.