General Practice Profiles
The GP Practice Profiles for Cancer has moved from the Cancer Commissioning Toolkit to the Fingertips system (https://fingertips.phe.org.uk/profile/cancerservices) on the 8th December.
Five years of historic data have been included from 2009/10 and data for financial year 2014/15 has been added to create six years of consistent data at practice and CCG level. The indicator definitions are the same as previously, and the historic data has been refreshed to current methodologies to allow variation over time to be meaningfully examined.
The profiles are now in the public domain, with the ability to take snapshots of data tables and offload the data as raw numbers for further analysis. The publication of small numbers has been reconsidered in light of current guidance and numbers below five have now been included in the public release of the profiles.
Embedding the profiles within the Fingertips system allow the data to be inspected with a wider range of standard tools: time series of indicators at GP and CCG level, funnel plots comparing practices within a CCG, and others. It will also allow a tighter integration with non-cancer data within the Fingertips “National General Practice Profiles”.