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 we receive such a Direction or Request to collect information, we issue a Data Provision Notice to the appropriate providers of the required data. The Data Provision Notice provides details of 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 basis or burden/costs considerations.
Data Provision Notice procedure
In addition to publishing the Data Provision Notice, we seek to inform organisations which 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 may need to accept an offer to participate in the collection via the Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS).
Questions about the procedure may be sent by email to our Data Standards Assurance Service: email@example.com
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.