General Medical Services Statistics

Information published is derived from the National Health Application and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) system, the Global Sum Payment and the Common Practitioner Model (CPM). It includes information on the number of general practitioners in Northern Ireland along with the number of registered patients. There is no information relating to the treatment of patients or the waiting times associated with GP surgeries. 

Current Annual Publication 

Date Published: 18th June 2020.

Date of next release: 10th June 2021.

Presents information on patients, General Practitioners and GP Surgeries in Northern Ireland. Also included is information relating to the number of new patient registrations processed, including those of a Non-UK origin.

Family Practitioner Services GMS Statistics for Northern Ireland 2019/20
Annual GMS Statistics Tables
Family Practitioner Services GMS Statistics Infographic 2019/20
 FPS GMS Statistics Pre-Release Access List


Quarterly General Medical Services Statistics

Date Published: 11th February 2021.

Date of next release: 10th June 2021.

This quarterly series is a subset of the annual information with data provided for selected key tables. The quarterly updates within a year should be treated as provisional and may be revised when figures are finalised to produce the end of year annual report.

Family Practitioner Services GMS Statistics: To QE December 2020

Contrary to Principle T3, Practice T3.6 of the Code of Practice for Statistics, this publication was published at 9.49 am on release day and not the required time of 9.30 am. This was due to a website failure. The impact was mitigated by publication on the website at 9.48 am.


Quarterly GP Practice Reference Files


GP Practice lists are required by users of the GP Prescribing data so that the prescribing data can be standardised based on the size of the GP Practice. They were previously published following the release of the GMS official statistics.

This information is now contained within the Family Practitioner Service GMS Statistics spreadsheet under the Quarterly General Medical Services Statistics section above. Please navigate to Table 1.6 to obtain the numbers of patients registered with each practice on a quarterly basis. 


Previous publications

Please see the GMS section of the FPS Compendium reports on our Archived Data page.

Family Practitioner Services Statistics for Northern Ireland 2017/18 to 2018/19