This page contains information and resources developed to help practices participating in the National Asthma and COPD Audit Programme (NACAP) primary care workstream. Information and resources will be updated as necessary or as they become available.
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.
Audit data flows
Audit data processing
Audit frequently asked questions
We produce regular newsletters providing updates on NACAP and its workstreams. To view the most recent NACAP newsletter please visit the NACAP resources page.
Participation in the audit is on an ‘opt-in’ basis at the level of individual general practices. Initial recruitment was took place in April 2019 and will again commence in September 2020. Once a practice has opted-in, practice data will be automatically included in extractions that take place.
Practices that wish to opt in, or have queries about their registration status are advised to contact the Local Health Board representative that approached their practice about participating in the audit.
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