Guidance for practices on standard national general practice appointment categories has been published to support the mapping of local appointment slots for these new categories. This follows from guidance published in August 2020 jointly GPC England and NHSE/I, which introduced an agreed definition of a general practice appointment. Recording all appointments in this way will help us to more clearly demonstrate the increased workload pressures and activity of general practice.
NHS Digital are hosting several webinars to supplement this guidance and the categorisation. There are also some short demonstrations that cover how best to carry out the national mapping exercise: