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Abstract

The National Health Service Central Register at Southport receives notifications of changes of a patient's Family Practitioner Committee. Such a change, or transfer, occurs when a patient registers with a new NHS doctor in an FPC other than that with which the patient was formerly registered. A 10% systematic sample of these transfers is taken. In Scotland, re-registrations between Area Health Boards are notified to the National Health Service Central Register, Scotland. In Northern Ireland re-registrations from other parts of the United Kingdom are notified to Central Services Agency, Belfast. No information is available on movements within Northern Ireland. These data provide an indication of internal migration flows within the United Kingdom.

Main Topics/Subject Category
Age, sex, old registration area, new registration area.
Variables

Age, sex, old registration area, new registration area

Keywords
United Kingdom, administrative areas, age, demographic statistics, gender, health services, internal migration, patients
Identifier Variables
FHSA
Area of Health System
Primary care
Data Available
Risk behaviours, Socio-economic
Data collecting organization (s)
Data Type
Survey (longitudinal)
National/Regional
National
Coverage (date of field work)
1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1990, 1991
Unit of Analysis
Individual
Sample

Patients registering with new NHS doctors in an FPC other than that with which they were formerly registered. Sample size not given

Availability
ESDS Access and Preservation, UK Data Archive
Conditions of Access
Free registration access
Link
http://www.esds.ac.uk/findi[…]=33181&subcat=XIV%5C%25
Contact
help@esds.ac.uk