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Collection of client level adult social care data Direction 2017

Directions given by the Secretary of State for Health requiring NHS Digital to establish and operate a system for the collection and analysis of client level adult social care data from certain local authorities to support local health and care systems by providing a holistic view of how services are used.


To assist Local Government and Clinical Commissioning Groups in fulfilling their statutory functions. For example, functions of local authorities under Part 1 of the Care Act 2014, such as:

  • monitoring at population level, particular cohorts of service users and designing analytical models which support more effective interventions in health and adult social care.
  • understanding current and future population needs and resources and resource utilisation for local strategic planning purposes.

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Last edited: 21 September 2020 10:33 am