Identification

Name

Royal College of General Practitioners Weekly Returns Service

Short name

RCGP WRS

Status

Active

Category

System

Organizations
(1) Public Health England (PHE)
Update frequency

Weekly

Created

2012-10-19 16:40:13+00:00

Modified

2016-04-04 20:04:32.965384+00:00

Basic Information

Overview

RCGP WRS is a sentinel general practitioner (GP) surveillance system used to monitor GP consultations to assess levels of acute illness/disease in the community. It has over 45 years continuous weekly reporting across England and Wales. RCGP WRS is considered the gold standard of sentinel GP networks; able to report on total morbidity and to integrate microbiological testing.

Goals
(1) Baseline awareness
(2) Early detection
Year start

1967

URL http://webarchive.nationalarchives.gov.uk/20140714084352/http://www.hpa.org.uk/Topics/InfectiousDiseases/InfectionsAZ/RealtimeSyndromicSurveillance/SyndromicSystemsAndBulletinArchive/RCGPWeeklyReturnsService/
URL (alternate) http://www.rcgp.org.uk/clinical-and-research/our-programmes/research-and-surveillance-centre.aspx

Datastreams

Data sources
(1) Clinic/Health Care Provider Records
(2) Laboratory Records