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NHS England and Improvement (NHSE/I) have established the NOA to bring together comparable data from across the different types of adult and children’s Weight Management Services (WMS) across England to drive improvement in care for the benefit of those living with overweight and obesity.

All WMS and interventions (for weight loss, maintenance of a healthy weight, or a decreased rate of weight gain) in England are in scope of the audit. This includes services currently described as Tiers 2, 3 and 4 (including adults’, children’s and pregnancy-related) that are NHS or local authority commissioned. Privately funded or voluntary (i.e. non-commissioned) services are also able to submit data to the audit if they choose to. Universally available interventions classified as Tier 1 can also be included voluntarily where they are able to provide individual-level data.

The route of data submission for Tier 2 and Tier 3 weight management services is through the Community Service Dataset.

Data collected from Adult Tier 2 weight management services funded by the adult weight management services grant 2021 to 2022 (Grant number 31/5440) is submitted directly to OHID via the minimum data set (MDS). We understand that some local authorities have grant extensions. Data submission to OHID will continue through the grant extension period, with final submissions being made by the end of July 2022. For services funded by new monies, data will be submitted via the CSDS. Therefore, there will be a short period of submitting to both collections, but this will be for different service participants rather than duplication. Note, children's weight management services are continuing to be collected through the OHID Minimum Data Set.


The Community Services Dataset

The Community Services Data Set (CSDS), is a patient level, output based, secondary uses data set which delivers robust, comprehensive, nationally consistent and comparable person-centred information for people who are in contact with publicly-funded Community Health Services.

As a secondary uses data set, CSDS re-uses clinical and operational data for purposes other than direct patient care. It defines the data items, definitions and associated value sets extracted or derived from local information systems and sent to NHS Digital for analysis purposes.


How to submit data

The Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) Cloud is the submission tool for the CSDS. Learn more about submitting data to CSDS.

Before you can submit data to CSDS you will need to:

  1. Find or register your Organisation Data Service code
  2. Find or register your information governance lead

 

Last edited: 11 May 2022 10:38 am