We issue a Data Provision Notice each time we use our statutory power under Section 259(1) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (the Act). When NHS Digital receives such a direction we issue a Data Provision Notice to the appropriate providers of the required data. The Data Provision Notice provides information on the data collection including the purpose, benefits, how we intend to collect the information, form, manner, frequency and from which organisations. We also include any information governance, legal or burden considerations.
Data Provision Notice procedure
In addition to publishing the Data Provision Notice, we seek to inform organisations who are within scope of the notice to provide data. Depending on the remit and method of data collection, organisations may need to take local action in order to comply with the Data Provision Notice for example for GP Collections, practices will need to accept an offer to participate in the collection via the Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS).
NHS Digital may choose to exercise its powers under Section 259 of the Act to require and request the provision of information.
Data Provision Notice register
We also produce a register of Data Provision Notices, which is updated every time a new Data Provision Notice is issued.
Organisations in scope of the notice are legally required under Section 259 (5) of the Act to provide the data set as specified by NHS Digital, in the published Data Provision Notice.