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COVID Oximetry @home

Data Provision Notice to require submission to NHS Digital of data from providers participating in the COVID Oximetry @home programme.



It has been recommended by NHS England and NHS Improvement that all clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) put in place a “COVID Oximetry @home” service. The purpose of the overarching programme is to detect earlier deterioration in the community of COVID-19 diagnosed cases and enable more timely treatment, through patient self-monitoring.

The data to be supplied to NHS Digital will be used to allow the programme to understand the utilisation of the COVID Oximetry @home services by answering questions such as:

  • How many patients have been onboarded through the service?
  • What is the current case load for the service?
  • How does the number of onboarded patients compare with the number of patients eligible for the service?


This Notice is served on:

  • providers of COVID Oximetry @home services.

These are limited to clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) or health service providers commissioned by CCGs, including trusts, GP practices and community services.

Legal basis for provision of data

NHS Digital has been directed by NHS England to establish and operate information systems to collect and analyse data in connection with COVID-19.


Data will be collected on a weekly basis, via NHS Digital's Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) or MESH.

Read the Data Provision Notice (Version 2.2)

Change control

Update: 31 August 2021: Version 2.2 of this Notice has been issued to note the change of the collection from patient-level to aggregate, and a corresponding simplification of purpose (note that due to editorial issues no version 2.1 has been issued).

Update: 27 July 2021: Version 2.0 of this Notice has been issued to add an additional data item, Offboarding Type.

Update: 19 April 2021: Version 1.3 of this Notice has been issued to note that an additional submission option, MESH, has been included. This is to facilitate collection from a wider range of data processors working on behalf of the data controllers.

Update: 2 February 2021: Version 1.2 of this Notice has been issued to note a reduction in the number of required data items.

Update: 22 January 2021: Version 1.1 of this Notice has been issued to note that submission is through NHS Digital's Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS).

Previous versions are available on request from NHS Digital's Data Standards Assurance Service.

Last edited: 31 August 2021 2:22 pm