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Data Provision Notices (DPNs)

We issue a Data Provision Notice (DPN) each time we use our statutory power under sections 259(1)(a) and 259(1)(b) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. See below for a list of our current DPNs.

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:

  • purpose
  • scope
  • form, manner and frequency
  • what we are allowed to do with the data (publish, disseminate for example)
  • burden/costs.

A list of our current Data Provision Notices can be found below.  

Further information

Read the Act, or the specific detail relating to Section 259.

Questions about Data Provision Notices may be sent by email to our Data Standards Assurance Service: standards.assurance@nhs.net

If you would like to receive a weekly notification containing information about new, and withdrawn, Data Provision Notices, please email standards.assurance@nhs.net with a "Subscribe DPN" request.

 

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Acute Data Alignment Programme (ADAPt) Discovery

Data Provision Notice to request the submission of data from the PHIN in connection with the Acute Data Alignment Programme (ADAPt).


Adult social care client-level data

Data Provision Notice for the pilot collection and analysis of client-level adult social care data from participating local authorities.


Adult Social Care Data Collections

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data from councils with adult social services responsibilities (CASSRs) to enable key aspects of the provision of adult social care to be assessed, at both national and local levels. 


ADWT: Direct access audiology waiting times return

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data from all NHS trusts which provide NHS-funded direct access audiology services.


Alcohol Dependence Programme Patient Level Data Collection

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data relating to alcohol dependence treatment services provided by NHS secondary care providers. 


Ambulance Clinical Outcomes (AmbCO)

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data from NHS ambulance services to  support aspects of the monitoring of patient outcomes.


Ambulance Data Set: Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) Data

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of operational data from Ambulance Services, as the first part of the national implementation of an Ambulance Data Set.


Ambulance Data Set Pilot (ADS) Data Provision Notice

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data from three ambulance services which have agreed to participate in a pilot of the proposed Ambulance Data Set.


Ambulance Systems Indicators (AmbSYS)

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data from NHS ambulance services to support aspects of performance monitoring.


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Board Vacancies and Commercial Spend

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data about board level vacancies in NHS trusts and clinical commissioning groups.


Breast and cosmetic implant registry (NHS and private providers) Data Provision Notice

Data Provision Notice for breast and cosmetic implant registry (NHS providers) and breast and implant cosmetic registry (private providers).


Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry for Northern Ireland

Data Provision Notice to provide NHS Digital with data relating to breast implant procedures completed by both NHS and private healthcare providers in Northern Ireland, to include in the Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry.


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Cancer Patient Tracking List

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data from all acute trusts providing elective cancer services so that conformance to the cancer 62-day standard can be monitored.


Cancer Waiting Times

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data from NHS trusts and other providers of cancer care services in England.


Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder Referral to Treatment Times

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data from acute and mental health trusts providing treatment services for children and young people with an eating disorder.


Client-Level Adult Social Care Data (No. 2)

Data Provision Notice for submission of data from local authorities participating in a pilot of the collection of adult social care client-level data.


Commissioning data sets Data Provision Notice

Data Provision Notice for Commissioning data sets (CDS), which support a range of payment, statistics and planning activities for the NHS.


Community Services Data Set Data Provision Notice

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data from providers of publicly-funded community health services, in relation to person-centred information for people who are in contact with those services.


COVID-19: Collection of 12-15 year-old pupil data from the Department for Education: Spring 2022 refresh

Data Provision Notice to request the Department for Education to provide NHS Digital with information about pupils within the 12-15 year-old cohort to assist with monitoring and reporting on uptake of the vaccine by NHS England.


COVID-19 at-risk patients Data Provision Notices

Data Provision Notice to support the collection of data to identify patients who may be clinically extremely vulnerable if they contract COVID-19, to cover general practice and the criminal justice estate.


Data Provision Notice to provide NHS Digital with cancer data from a number of Public Health England (PHE) controlled cancer-related data sets..


COVID-19 Situation Reports

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of activity data from NHS organisations to support planning and coordination of resources and services to support the COVID-19 response.


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 and boosters.


COVID-19 Vaccine Data

Data Provision Notice to allow NHS Digital to act as joint data controller, with NHS England, in respect of COVID-19 vaccination status and vaccination adverse reaction data, submitted through the COVID-19 Vaccination Programme.


COVID Oximetry @home

Data Provision Notice to require submission to NHS Digital of data from providers participating in the COVID Oximetry @home programme, to support management information requirements and evaluation of the programme.


CPIS extract to 0-19 Services for Covid-19 child health safeguarding actions

Data Provision Notice for the collection of information from the Child Protection - Information Sharing (CP-IS) system extract to NHS England for Covid-19 child health safeguarding actions.


Critical care bed capacity and urgent operations cancelled MSITREPs

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data by acute and other trusts in respect of critical care and cancellation of urgent operations.


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Data Services for Commissioners Data Provision Notice

Data Provision Notice for the Data Services for Commissioners programme which provides anonymised patient-level data to commissioners for use in healthcare planning and payment within the NHS.


Dementia Assessment and Referral Return

Data Provision Notice to require the submission by NHS acute trusts of data about dementia assessment and referral activity involving patients aged 75 and over


Dementia Data

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data about dementia diagnoses within general practice so that NHS England and NHS Improvement (NHSEI) can monitor diagnosis rates for dementia, broken down by age and gender, as well as ethnicity group.


Diabetes transformation metrics CCG collection Data Provision Notice

Data Provision Notice for the collection of data to monitor the use of diabetes treatment and care transformation funds.


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.


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Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP), referral to treatment times Data Provision Notice

The Early Intervention in Psychosis (EIP) collection is to report activity in order to measure waiting times to start of treatment, and to count those still awaiting treatment.


Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (EPMA) Data

Data Provision Notice to provide NHS Digital with prescribing and medicines data from up to 64 NHS hospitals using the Cerner and WellSky EPMA systems, to support COVID-19 analysis, planning and research activity.


eMED3 (fit notes) Data Provision Notice

Data Provision Notice for the collection of anonymised data on patients who have been issued with a fit note under the Fit for Work scheme.


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 to require the submission from all NHS trusts of their estates expenditure information.


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Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) enhanced dataset Data Provision Notice

Data Provision Notice for the collection of data about patients with FGM being treated across the NHS.


Friends and Family Test

Data Provision Notice to require the submission from a range of healthcare providers of data collated as part of this national feedback programme.


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General Practice and Primary Care Network Workforce

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of primary care workforce data from General Practices and Primary Care Networks.


General Practice to Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (GP2DRS)

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of general practice data to NHS Digital, for sharing with the national diabetic eye screening programme.


GP Appointments Data Collection

Data Provision Notice to support the extraction of information from GP IT systems about appointments in general practice.


GP Appointments Data Collection, Version 2.0

Data Provision Notice to support the extraction from GP IT systems of transactional appointment and utilisation data from all general practices and Extended Access Providers in England.


GPES: Learning Disabilities Data

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of general practice data to support the production of a range of primary care indicators covering the quality of care for people with learning disabilities


GPES Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Audit

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of general practice data in connection with the national Cardiovascular Disease Prevention Audit (CVDPREVENT Audit).


GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19)

Data Provision Notice for the extraction of General Practice data to be shared in support of vital planning and research for COVID-19 purposes.


GPES Physical Health Checks for people with Severe Mental Illness

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of general practice data to allow monitoring of progress towards commitments to increase the number of people with Severe Mental Illness receiving physical health checks.


GP Patient Survey

Data Provision Notice to require NHS England to provide an extract of response data from the GP Patient Survey.


GP workload tool Data Provision Notice

Read the Data Provision Notice for the GP workload tool. This includes the purpose, the benefits, the legal basis and the scope of the collection. It also contains background information.


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Hospital Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (HEPMA) Data - Scotland

Data Provision Notice to provide NHS Digital with prescribing and medicines data from NHS Health Boards in Scotland using CareFlow medicines management systems, to support COVID-19 analysis, planning and research activity.


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ICNARC Case Mix Programme for Adult Critical Care

Data Provision Notice to request the submission of data from the Intensive Care National Audit and Research Centre (ICNARC) to support analysis, linkage and sharing of data in respect of COVID-19 outcomes and treatments, and COVID-19 medical research.


Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Data Set

Data Provision Notice requiring submission of data to fulfil the requirements of the national Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Data Set (Version 2.1)


Integrated Urgent Care Aggregate Data Collection

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data from NHS 111 service providers, to enable the national monitoring of service performance.


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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.


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KH03: quarterly bed availability and occupancy Data Provision Notice

The KH03 is a quarterly collection from all NHS organisations that operate beds, open overnight or day only.


KO41b Primary Care Complaints

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data from GP Practices and Dental Practices in order to enable the monitoring of patient complaints.


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Mandating mortality data updates onto the Personal Demographics Service

Data Provision Notice to mandate the updating of death notifications onto the Personal Demographics Service (PDS) within one working day.


MAR: Monthly Activity Return Data Provision Notice

The monthly activity collection is is used to monitor changes in activity levels and to inform NHS planning.


Maternity Services Data Set

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data by all health organisations providing NHS-funded maternity services in England.


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. 


Mental Health Services Data Set, Version 4.1

Data Provision Notice requiring submission of data to fulfil the requirements of the national Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS).


Monthly delayed transfers of care Data Provision Notice

This data is collected to monitor and measure the number of delays in discharging patients from a hospital bed who are medically fit to be discharged.


MSA: Mixed Sex Accommodation Data Provision Notice

This collection enables patients and members of the public to understand where mixed sex accommodation is continuing at individual organisations.


MSitAE: Accident and Emergency (A&E) attendances and emergency admissions Data Provision Notice

The collection is required to monitor and assess Accident and Emergency (A&E) performance as set in the NHS Mandate and NHS Constitution


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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).


National Diabetes Audit (Core Audit)

Data Provision Notice to require submission of diabetes data from general practices and specialist diabetes out-patient services.


National Diabetes Audit Programme - Wales

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data from participating NHS organisations in Wales to help improve the quality of diabetes care.


National diabetes footcare audit Data Provision Notice

The National Diabetes Foot Care Audit (NDFA) is part of the National Diabetes Audit programme (NDA).


National diabetes inpatient audit (NaDIA) harms Data Provision Notice

Collects data on ailments that can affect patients with diabetes. This helps hospital services act to reduce further harm to patients.


National Disease Registration Service

Data Provision Notice to facilitate the ongoing operation of the National Disease Registration Service following its transfer from Public Health England to NHS Digital on 1 October 2021.


National Paediatric Diabetes Audit

Data Provision Notice to request the submission of data from the National Paediatric Diabetes Audit, to allow the monitoring of the transition of young people to adult diabetes services. 


National pregnancy in diabetes audit Data Provision Notice

The national pregnancy in diabetes audit provides a picture of the care provided to women with diabetes before and during pregnancy and the resulting outcomes for women and babies.


National Vascular Registry

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data, for COVID-19 purposes, from the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) relating to audit data collected by the Royal College of Surgeons through the National Vascular Registry (NVR).


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 111 Pathways NHS number Data Provision Notice

Data Provision Notice for NHS 111 Pathways NHS number.


NHS 111 Patient Experience Survey

Data Provision Notice to require the six-monthly submission of data by NHS 111 service providers, obtained through ongoing surveys of patients of using the NHS 111 service.


NHSBSA Medicines Data Provision Notice

Data Provision Notice for NHSBSA Medicines Data, supporting the Medicines Data programme to provide good quality data about all prescriptions dispensed or supplied in the community.


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).


NHS Continuing Health Care Patient Level Data Set

Data Provision Notice to require the submission from relevant commissioning organisations of patient level data about NHS Continuing Health Care (CHC) activity.


NHSmail account registration data Data Provision Notice

Data Provision Notice for NHSmail account registration.


NHS surplus land collection 2019 (accelerating the release of public sector land for development) Data Provision Notice

Data Provision notice for the NHS surplus land collection 2019.


NICOR Cardiac data collection Data Provision Notices

Data Provision Notices to provide NHS Digital with data from NICOR's National Cardiac Audit Programme to support the Secretary of State’s response to coronavirus (COVID-19).


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.


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Online and Video Consultation in General Practices

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data from general practices in order to monitor the use of online consultations and video consultations beyond the national COVID-19 response.


Out of Area Placements (OAPs) v4 DPN (NHS and Private providers)

The Government set a national ambition to eliminate inappropriate OAPs in mental health services for adults in acute inpatient care by 2020-21.


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Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) Ambulance data collection

Data Provision Notice for the Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) data collection required to be submitted by providers of ambulance services. 


Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) Early Implementers Collection for Community Health Services and for Acute Services for trusts not mandated for PLICS for FY 2020/21 data

Data Provision Notice for the Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) data collection required to be submitted by specified early implementation providers of community services and specified providers (not already mandated) of acute services. 


Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) Integrated data collection

Data Provision Notice for the Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) integrated data collection required to be submitted by specified providers of acute, mental health and IAPT services.


Personal Health Budgets

Data Provision Notice to require the submission from all Clinical Commissioning Groups (and successor bodies) of data about the numbers of individuals with personal health budgets.


Planning: CCG monthly activity and other requirements Data Provision Notice

This collection will collect and assure information about NHS plans and how organisations intend to deliver against national expectations and deliverables, set out each in the planning guidance.


Prevent Duty Data Return

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data from NHS trusts to monitor their compliance with the Prevent Duty.


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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.


Quarterly Monitoring of Cancelled Operations

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data about the number of last minute cancellations of elective operations.


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Reference costs collection Data Provision Notice

The reference costs collection collects costs from all NHS providers, the data collected is the average unit cost of providing a service.


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.


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Safeguarding Review Case Tracker

Data Provision Notice requiring submission of data from clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in respect of a new data collection which will enable the comprehensive case tracking of Serious Incidents that have resulted from safeguarding failures.


Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme (SSNAP) Data Set

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data from the Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) relating to the Sentinel Stroke National Audit Programme managed by King's College London on behalf of HQIP.


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. 


Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Dataset 2020

Data Provision Notice to provide NHS Digital with Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Dataset (SRHAD) data for the period 1 April 2020 – 30 September 2020


SGSS and CHESS data

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data from Public Health England relating to COVID-19 testing, surveillance and hospitalisation, from the SGSS and CHESS systems.


Shielded Patient List - Cancer and Rare Diseases Data

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of cancer and rare diseases data from Public Health England to help improve the identification of patients who should be added to the Shielded Patient List


Surgical Devices and Implants Data Collection

Data Provision Notice to underpin the submission of data by both NHS and independent sector providers in respect of the national reporting of surgical device and implants activity.


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The COVID RT Study

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data from those providers of NHS radiotherapy treatment services in England that have agreed to participate in the COVID RT Study. Data will be used to understand the impact of COVID-19 on both radiotherapy patients and radiotherapy service providers.


The national audit of pulmonary hypertension Data Provision Notice

The national audit of pulmonary hypertension has been designed to deliver a reliable measurement system for pulmonary hypertension.


Tobacco Dependence Programme Patient Level Data Collection

Data Provision Notice to require the submission of data relating to tobacco dependence treatment services provided by NHS secondary care providers. 


Transformation indicator return Data Provision Notice

This data collection aims to support the NHS England learning disability programme.


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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).


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Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) Data Provision Notice

The Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) data collection presents findings from the collection for the nine WRES indicators covering staff experience, by NHS trust and region.