The Department of Health today published Raw Disease Prevalence in Northern Ireland - 2022/23.
Figures show the recorded prevalence of 14 conditions1, including asthma, hypertension, dementia and diabetes.
The prevalence data is collected from general practices in Northern Ireland and the publication presents disease register sizes and raw disease prevalence rates2; broken down to LCG, GP Federation and general practice level.
This robust dataset is made up of information voluntarily provided by all 318 general practices in Northern Ireland.3 It is collected through the QOF, which is primarily used to improve care for patients by rewarding practices for the quality of care they provide.4
The data source for QOF is the General Practice Intelligence Platform (GPIP)/QOF (GPIP/PCAS), a Northern Ireland IT system that supports the QOF payment process.
The 14 disease registers are grouped into categories, which are:
- high dependency and other long term conditions7
- mental health and neurology8
Prevalence of some conditions is measured as a proportion of the total number of people registered at a surgery, whereas others are age-specific.9
This year's publication includes a report and data tables which is available on the Department of Health website.
This statistical release also includes an interactive dashboard; it is available on the NISRA website.