14 December 2023

Support for service teams: primary care

Audit and data collection guidance for participating services

The primary care audit automatically extracts relevant READ and SNOMED codes from general practice computer systems. In order to ensure that all relevant activity is detected a large number of codes are extracted. 

To support healthcare professionals and to ensure appropriate clinical activity is recognised and recorded we have developed a key set of codes that we recommend are used to populate consultation templates and should be used by clinical coders within your organisations. 

Information governance

Information to share with patients 

Information for patients and details about how NRAP works in partnership with patients and carers can be found on the patient support page.  

Healthcare improvement (HI) support for primary care services 

The All Wales ICST Platform offers a publicly available NRAP specific HI toolkit – a step-by-step guide through six HI projects, based on HI priorities for primary care.  

Generic and asthma/COPD specific HI support is also available for everyone on the NRAP website. This includes:  

  • Recommendations for HI priorities  
  • Slide-sets highlighting key findings from clinical audit reports, to inform and support clinical teams to make improvements
  • ‘How to’ guides for the NRAP run charts  
  • Templates for driver diagrams, PDSA cycles and SMART aims.  

For more information about NRAP’s HI strategy and activities, see the NRAP HI page.

Further information on audit read codes, queries and analysis methodology can also be found via the Git Hub site. This can be used by practices in England or Wales who wish to run their own internal audits into asthma and/or COPD care.

Please note NRAP do not have information governance permission to view or receive patient identifiable data (including, but not limited to date of birth, NHS number and patient address). 

Please do not send NRAP any patient identifiable information. We will still assist with your query to the best of our ability. 

Crown Informatics do have this permission in place, therefore for support in resolving import error messages, we have been advised that you contact the webtool provider Crown directly (