The primary care workstream involves the collection of audit data relating to asthma and COPD patient care and management from routinely collected data in computerised primary care records.
Information on asthma (child, young people, and adult) and COPD patient care which is obtained from GP practice record systems in Wales is used.
The Data Health and Care Wales (DHCW) Welsh primary care information portal which presents data extracted from general practices for the period of October 2018 - March 2020 launched on 12 March 2021. General Practices in Wales who opted to participate in the 2018/20 audit can view their own practice level data and benchmark themselves against cluster, local health board and national data. The portal is available here.
Practice level reports for the 2021 audit, which will cover the period April 2020 – September 2021, are due to be made available in Autumn 2022. Data for the 2021 audit will be obtained in November 2021 through the Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL) databank.