FPS Information Unit

PLEASE NOTE - THIS SITE HAS RECENTLY UNDERGONE REVISION AND SOME LINKS HAVE CHANGED AS A RESULT

The Information Unit within the Family Practitioner Services (FPS) Directorate of the Business Services Organisation provides statistical and research support to BSO and other HSCNI bodies as well as the Department of Health.

Our main customers are the Health and Social Care Board with whom we have a Service Level Agreement.

The staff in the Information Unit are seconded from the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency (NISRA).

 

Information we can provide

We produce a range of statistics for each of the service areas within Family Practitioner Services. This work informs policy, planning and decision making in relation to Family Health Services in Northern Ireland.

From the 18th June 2020 we will be publishing individual reports for each FPS service area.

  Dental Services Statistics  General Medical Services Statistics
Ophthalmic Services Statistics Pharmacy Statistics and Data
PPE Statistics (COVID-19)  

 

In the meantime the FPS annual compendium reports are available via the link below.

BSO are a specified producer of official statistics. This means we publish reports and outputs in compliance with the UK Statistics Authority Code of Practice.

In line with this we have produced a statistics charter and a compliance statement which specifies how we met our obligations to the UK Statistics Authority under the Code of Practice.

Our publication timetable is available at the link below. :

Publication Timetable

The FPS Privacy Notice explains how your personal data will be used.

 

Honest Broker Service

We also host the Honest Broker Service in conjunction with the BSO Regional Data Warehouse.

The aim of the Honest Broker Service is to enable non-identifiable data to be safely shared to maximise the uses and health service benefits which can be gained from it, including planning, commissioning of services and public health monitoring. The HBS enables access to anonymised, aggregated and in some cases pseudonymised health and social care data to the DoH, HSC organisations and for anonymised data for health and social care related research. 

To locate information on 'Routes to Cancer Diagnosis' which was published on 15th January 2020, please follow the link below:

www.hscbusiness.hscni.net/services/3102.htm

 

Contact Details:

Information and Registration Unit
Family Practitioner Services
Business Services Organisation
2 Franklin Street
Belfast
BT2 8DQ

E-Mail: info.bso@hscni.net

NISRA

For more information on demographics or statistical information for Northern Ireland visit the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency website at http://www.nisra.gov.uk