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Primary Care Trusts: Statistics

Volume 479: debated on Monday 1 September 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what information each primary care trust is required to provide to his Department each (a) month and (b) year. (218652)

Primary care trusts (PCTs) are required to provide the following data to the Department as approved, ongoing PCTs collections:


Earnings survey; and

National capabilities survey.


Attribution data set;

Adult and older adult mental health finance mapping;

Adult Screening Programme: breast cancer (primary care trust (PCT) return);

Adult Screening Programme: breast screening (Screening Unit return);

Adult Screening Programme: cervical screening;

Adults and older adult mental health service mapping;

Annual health and community health services non-medical workforce census;

Annual medical and dental workforce census;

Annual national health service vacancy collection;

Annual statement of fire safety;

Audited PCT accounts summarisation schedules;

Average cleared balances;


Childhood Immunisation Programme;

Collection of pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccine uptake in the 65 and

over population;

Consultants clinical excellence awards (consultant verification exercise);

Diagnostic departments: radiology, nuclear medicine and medical physics;

Emergency continuity business preparedness;

Estate return information collection;

Family health services complaints;

Workforce statistics: annual return of practitioners and premises;

Health and community services complaints;

Informal patients and patients detained under the Mental Health Act;

National survey of patient experience;

NHS information governance assessment;

NHS intellectual property data;

NHS pharmaceutical services;

Partnership intentions between health services and local authorities;

PCT financial returns;

Prison health performance indicators;

Programme budgeting: NHS trust apportionment reports;

Public health workforce collection;

Reference costs collection;

Seasonal flu vaccine uptake;

Summary of contraceptive services; and

Workforce collection: workforce turnover, bank staff, sickness/absence, recruitment.


End Waiting, Change Lives communication evaluation (opinion survey);

General ophthalmic services: sight tests, vouchers and repairs;

Junior doctor's hours;

NHS Campus Closure Programme;

NHS staff engagement and attitudes towards the NHS; and

Primary care audience tracking research.


Childhood immunisation data;

Integrated drug treatment system for prisons clinical activity;

Monitoring revisions to new GP contract;

National child measurement programme;

NHS stop smoking services;

Pharmaceutical, dental and ophthalmic services;

Prevalence of breastfeeding at six-eight weeks;

Primary care access survey;

Prison health care performance monitoring: star ratings;

Quarterly monitoring of accident and emergency; and

Quarterly activity return.


18 weeks referral to treatment (RTT) times;

Financial monitoring and accounts;

Collection of influenza vaccine update data: immunisation of poultry workers;

Collection of practice level GP referral data;

Human papillomavirus vaccine immunisation programme: vaccine monitoring

minimum dataset;

Information on dental contracts;

Monitoring extended GP practice opening hours;

Monthly activity flow;

Monthly smoking cessation return;

Monthly waiting times return;

Monthly waiting times return;

National direct access to audiology services; and

National Programme for IT: monthly deployment report.


18 weeks RTT primary target list;

Chlamydia core dataset for national programme monitoring; and

Sitreps data (weekly and daily).


Fire incidents and unwanted fire signal data;

Health authority refunds;

Non-medical device defects and failures reporting system; and

Safety alert broadcast system.

Commissioning dataset information provided by PCTs to the secondary uses service (SUS)

Admitted patient care;


Future outpatients;

Accident and emergency (including minor injury units and walk in centres);

Elective admissions lists; and

Mental health minimum datasets.


1. Ad-hoc collections are reported as and when incidents occur.

2. Not all information areas provided for SUS will apply to all PCTs.

3. For 2008-09 PCTs have submitted their financial plans, and will be required to submit information on their financial position and forecast at the end of each quarter, with the fourth quarter being the submission of unaudited accounts. This is part of the Department's in-year financial monitoring of all NHS organisations that also includes NHS trusts and strategic health authorities. At the end of each financial year, PCTs have a statutory requirement to submit their audited final accounts.