General Practice Extraction Service (GPES)
General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) is a centrally managed, primary care, data extraction service being introduced across England, that is managed by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).
The purpose of GPES is to extract and compare data from across the NHS, allowing data to be turned into accurate and usable management information; this in turn leads to improvements in patient care and greater efficiency across the service as a whole. The data extracted is also used to support QOF, although GPES does not calculate or make these payments, that task is carried out by the Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS).
For further information view the General Practice Extraction Service page on the Vision Health website.