A Direction given by the Secretary of State for Health requiring NHS Digital to establish and operate a system for the collection and analysis of adult social care data.
The purpose of the information to be collected is to enable key aspects of the provision of adult social care services across England to be assessed, at both national and local level. Data collected will cover several themes such as: activity, finance, safeguarding, user experience. Further information is provided within the specifications for this Direction.
Under section 254(1), (2)(a), (5), (6) and 304(9), (10) and (12)(a),(v) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.