Improving the NWRS
How you submit your workforce data to NHS Digital will change from July 2021. The aim is to make the task as simple, efficient and accessible as possible. This will help minimise the burden placed upon practices and primary care networks (PCNs) during this difficult time, while still providing us with the critical information we need to understand capacity and plan for additional support across the multi-disciplinary teams working in primary care.
We would like to invite you to try out the new system and gather your feedback. This is key to ensuring that we continue to build a system that works best for you. If you would like to join a 30-minute session to test the new system and tell us what you think, please get in touch with the team via firstname.lastname@example.org. We are especially keen to hear from anyone who hasn’t used the NWRS before or users who find it difficult to keep the NWRS up to date.
NWRS Data Entry Module
The data entry module is only available to General Practice and PCN staff who are registered to maintain workforce information, for their organisation, in the NWRS.
Regular comms will be sent out by NHS Digital and NHSE&I. We recommend organisations regularly review the guidance material to keep abreast of updates to NWRS and changes to reporting requirements, for example, such as the addition of new staff roles.
Prior to an extraction, Practices and PCNs may be contacted by their Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) regarding data quality issues. Further details can be found in the NWRS Data Quality Process Guidance.
Fair Processing Notice (FPN) / General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
A Fair Processing Notice (FPN) template was produced as an information leaflet to inform Practice / PCN staff that they will be supplying their workforce information to NHS Digital. Further information regarding the FPN can be found on the wMDS webpage.
Please direct your staff to the FPN, which explains how their personal data is collected, why it is collected, and how it will be processed.
The NWRS is fully GDPR compliant and a summary of why and how we process your data, including your rights, can be found on the National Workforce Reporting System (NWRS) extranet data: GDPR information page.
Last edited: 24 March 2021 11:33 am