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Data sets

Our national data sets collect information from care records, systems and organisations on specific areas of health and care. This is used to inform policy and monitor and improve care.

The Department of Health and NHS England tell us to collect data so they can learn about specific areas of policy interest and measure the progress of policy initiatives. We work with these partners and groups of health and social care professionals, patients, and IT systems suppliers to design and develop these collections.

The Standardisation Committee for Care Information (SCCI) provides assurance for all national data sets.

Children and Young People's Health Services Data Set

The Children and Young People's Health Services Data Set (CYPHS) provides information on children and young people in contact with health services.

Commissioning Data Sets

Commissioning Data Sets (CDS) enable national reporting on NHS funded or provided secondary care.

Community Services Data Set

The data set allows community service providers and commissioners to view local and national information from community services, to improve patient care.

Critical Care Minimum Data Set

The Critical Care Minimum Data Set is collected from all hospitals and other locations which provide all elements of critical care, to support payment, commissioning and national policy analysis.

Diagnostic Imaging Data Set

The Diagnostic Imaging Data Set collects data about diagnostic imaging tests carried out on NHS patients, extracted from local radiology information systems

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Enhanced Data Set

The FGM Enhanced Data Set collects information about patient treatment for FGM in the NHS in England.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Data Set collects information about adults in contact with psychological therapy services.

Maternity Services Data Set

The Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS) collects information on each stage of care for women as they go through pregnancy.

Mental Health Services Data Set

The Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS) collects data on the care of children, young people and adults who use mental health, learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder services.

National Cancer Waiting Times Data Set

This national data set provides data about the performance of NHS care providers in complying with the government standards set for how long patients should wait for cancer treatment.

Neonatal Critical Care Minimum Data Set

The Neonatal Critical Care Minimum Data Set (NCCMDS) provides a record of what happens to a patient when they receive neonatal critical care in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), Maternity Ward or Neonatal Transitional Care Ward.

Paediatric Critical Care Minimum Data Set

The Paediatric Critical Care Minimum Data Set (PCCMDS) records what happens to a patient when they receive paediatric critical care in a Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) or other critical care setting suitable for children.

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