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The migration and continued operation of the Unify2 collections through Strategic Data Collections Service Direction 2017

A Direction given by the Secretary of State for Health requiring NHS Digital to establish the migration of the Unify2 collections listed in Annex A onto NHS Digital's Strategic Data Collections Service (SDCS) and continue the operation of these collections through this service.

This Direction and associated documents make reference to Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

In accordance with the Health and Care Act 2022 and the Health and Care Act 2022 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional and Saving Provision) Regulations 2022, as of 1 July 2022, CCGs are abolished and their statutory obligations will be managed by Integrated Care Boards.

These obligations include all continuing requirements, including those to submit data to NHS Digital as set out in this Direction and associated documents.


To support the Government's drive towards the integration of health and social care.

Learn more about this Direction

Supporting specifications

These specifications have been prepared in accordance with paragraph 6 of the above direction.

Last edited: 26 May 2023 11:30 am