Data Provision Notices (DPNs)
We issue a Data Provision Notice each time we use our statutory power under sections 259(1)(a) and 259(1)(b) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
When we receive a Direction or Request to collect information, we issue a Data Provision Notice to the appropriate providers of the specified data. The Data Provision Notice provides details of the data collection including:
- form, manner and frequency
- what we are allowed to do with the data (publish, disseminate for example)
A list of our current Data Provision Notices can be found below. Note that the ones relevant to COVID-19 data collections are at the top of the list.
Questions about Data Provision Notices may be sent by email to our Data Standards Assurance Service: firstname.lastname@example.org
COVID-19 Unpaid Carers Data
Data Provision Notices to provide NHS Digital with information about unpaid carers from the Department for Work and Pensions and Local Authorities, to assist with the identification of those members of the public who may be eligible for priority COVID-19 vaccinations.
Adult social care data Data Provision Notice
The Department of Health and Social Care has provided a Direction to NHS Digital to establish and operate a pilot system for the collection and analysis of client-level adult social care data from certain local authorities to support local health and care systems by providing a holistic view of how services are used.
Ambulance Systems Indicators (AmbSYS) Data Provision Notice
Ambulance Systems Indicators (AmbSYS) identify pressures in the urgent and emergency care system and provide early warning of areas where patient care may not meet requirements. Ambulance Systems Indicators (AmbSYS) together with the Ambulance Clinical Outcomes (AmbCO) forms the Ambulance Quality Indicators (AQI) monthly publication.
Critical care bed capacity and urgent operations cancelled MSITREPs Data Provision Notice
MSITREPs - critical care bed capacity and urgent operations cancelled, is an official statistics collection. It is the primary source of information for briefing on critical care bed availability and transfers, plus the number of urgent operations cancelled. The figures are published monthly with a statistics press notice.
Dementia assessment and referral return Data Provision Notice
This data collection reports on the number and proportion of patients aged 75 and over admitted as an emergency for more than 72 hours in England who have been identified as potentially having dementia, having been appropriately assessed and referred on to specialist services.
DM01: Monthly Diagnostics Waiting Times and Activity Data Provision Notice
The monthly diagnostics waiting times and activity diagnostics collection is the primary source for diagnostics waiting times and activity for 15 key diagnostics tests. It is used to measure performance against the operational standard, that less than 1% of patients should wait 6 weeks or more for a diagnostics test.
Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) Data Provision Notice
Data Provision Notice for the Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS). ECDS allows NHS Digital to provide information to support the care provided in emergency departments by including the data items needed to understand capacity and demand and help improve patient care.
Estates Return Information Collection (ERIC) Data Provision Notice
The aim of the Estates Return Information Collection (ERIC) is to provide accountability to Parliament, the Government, and the public on NHS estates expenditure. The NHS spends approximately £9 billion to provide, maintain and service the physical NHS estate which supports the delivery of healthcare.
Friends and family test accident and emergency Data Provision Notice
The Family and Friends Test (FFT) aims to help improve patient experience in line with the Government's vision set out in the White Paper 'Equity and Excellence'. "FFT provides a simple, headline metric which, when combined with follow-up questions, can be used to drive cultural change and continuous improvement.
General Practice to Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (GP2DRS) Data Provision Notice
The purpose of this data collection is to improve the process for inviting patients to attend an eye screening appointment. This requirement is being implemented by the UK National Screening Committee (UK NSC) on behalf of Public Health England (PHE).
Junior doctors (rota notification for junior doctors in training) Data Provision Notice
This collection aims to collect information about when junior doctors in training receive notification of their rotas. NHS Improvement will use this data to work in collaboration with trusts to identify and resolve any problems with the notification process. The data will be shared as appropriate with relevant organisations involved with this workforce issue.
Medicines spend and use data discovery data collections Data Provision Notice
Data Provision Notice for the collection and analysis of medicines data. Discovery work is required to collect and analyse data from NHS providers who have agreed to participate, to work towards an eventual common specification or standard, for data collection.
National Audit of Pulmonary Hypertension for Scotland
Data Provision Notice to provide NHS Digital with data relating to pulmonary hypertension service activity undertaken in Scotland. This forms part of the National Audit of Pulmonary Hypertension (NAPH) which operates across Great Britain.
National wheelchair data collection Data Provision Notice
This collection aims to provide a national view of the wheelchair service by collecting information on the volume, expenditure, access to, and patient experience about wheelchair services to enable transparency and benchmarking. It aims to embed a culture of performance improvement and enable benchmark comparison of provider services.
NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) funded care report Data Provision Notice
This data collection supports a number of frameworks and key work programmes, like the NHS Continuing Health Care (CHC) operating model and assurance framework, and the strategic improvement programme (which aims to achieve 0.8 billion efficiency savings in CHC by 2020).
Nurse Staffing Fill Rate (NStf_Fil) Data Provision Notice
This data collection aims to monitor, at a ward level, the extent to which rota hours are being filled by registered nurses and midwives and unregistered care staff; and to monitor for acute trusts the care hours per patient day. Its key purpose is to gain re-assurance that wards are being safely staffed.
Quarterly child immunisation v2 (ChildIM2) Data Provision Notice
The quarterly child immunisation v2 (ChildIM2)collection is an interim collection until the Children and Young People's Health Services (CYPHS) data set (being renamed the Community Services Data Set, CSDS) is able to report on childhood immunisations.
Referral to Treatment (RTT): 18 Weeks RTT waiting times Data Provision Notice
The monthly Referral to Treatment (RTT): 18 Weeks RTT waiting times collection is used to measure performance against the operational standard, that more than 92% of patients on incomplete RTT pathways should not have been waiting more than 18 weeks from referral.
Sepsis CQUIN (Commissioning for Quality and Innovation) Data Provision Notice
This data collection aims to monitor the assessment of the level sepsis screening and rapid application of antibiotics; including commissioners and provider organisations and for assessing whether trusts are meeting the CQUIN target levels.
Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Data (SRHAD) Data Provision Notice
Data Provision Notice to support the Government's sexual health strategy objective to reduce unintended pregnancies. Monitoring of activity at Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) level enables commissioners to understand which of their population groups are accessing sexual and reproductive health services and the services they are receiving.
National Clinical Improvement Programme (NCIP) theatre data set discovery Data Provision Notice
A Data Provision Notice for the collection of data to inform the theatre data set discovery work being undertaken across a number of secondary care providers (discovery sites), including NCIP pilot sites, as part of the National Clinical Improvement Programme (NCIP).
Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment Data Provision Notice
This data collection aims to to review the numbers and proportion of adult hospital admissions aged 18 and over who are being risk assessed for Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) to allow for the administering of appropriate prophylaxis based on national guidance from the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).