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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.


The Community Services Data Set (CSDS), Version 1.5, is a patient level, output based, secondary uses data set delivering robust, comprehensive, nationally consistent and comparable person-centred information for people who are in contact with publicly-funded community health services.

CSDS was created from the former Children and Young People’s Health Services (CYPHS) data set standard by removal of the age limit that had restricted CYPHS to contain data relating to patients up to their 19th birthday.  As a secondary uses data set it intends to re-use clinical and operational data for purposes other than direct patient care. It defines the data items, definitions and associated value sets to be extracted or derived from local systems.

Scope of the collection

This Notice is served on:

  • Providers of community services that are funded and/or provided by the NHS or Local Authorities.

This includes (but is not limited to):

  • Community Trusts
  • Acute Trusts
  • Independent Sector Healthcare Providers, including charitable organisations
  • Local Authorities.

Legal basis of the collection

Directions given by the Secretary of State for Health requiring NHS Digital to establish and operate an information system for the collection and analysis of community health services data.

Period of the Collection

Providers are required to submit data on a monthly basis.

Read the Data Provision Notice

Last edited: 3 March 2021 6:19 pm