Data collections

We manage a number of data collections covering many aspects of health and social care and collected from a wide variety of NHS trusts, local authorities, and independent-sector organisations.

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ADWT Direct access audiology

This collection holds data on the number of referral to treatment (RTT) completed pathways and incomplete pathways for Direct Access Audiology (DAA).

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AmbCo

The Ambulance Clinical Outcomes provide information on the outcome for patients with particular conditions who are assisted by each of the eleven NHS Ambulance Services of England. Measures include survival and return of spontaneous circulation for cardiac arrest patients, time to intervention and care to patients with STEMI (a type of heart attack), and time to intervention and diagnostics for stroke patients.

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Ambulance Systems Indicators (AmbSYS)

In 2017 the NHS England ambulance response programme agreed an updated set of systems indicators for the eleven ambulance services in England with ambulance services and other stakeholders.

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Assuring Transformation

NHS Digital is working in partnership with NHS England on the Assuring Transformation collection. Previously managed by NHS England, NHS Digital assumed responsibility for this collection in January 2015. Previous information about the collection and documents to support management of patient objections for commissioners and patients are available on the NHS England website.

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Cancer 62 Day Patient Target List (CANPTL62)

Cancer 62 Day Patient Target List (CANPTL62) data collection.

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Cancer Waiting Times

The national cancer waiting times system collects data about how cancer patients move through stages of their treatment, which is then used to monitor performance against targets, and to help plan services locally.

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Child Immunisations (GP)

Child Immunisations (GP) quarterly collection evaluates the childhood immunisation programme in England at general practice level. The official statistic is the COVER (Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly) surveillance scheme collected by Public Health England at Local Authority level.

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Children and Young People with an Eating Disorder Waiting Times (CYP ED)

In England, under the NHS Constitution, patients 'have the right to access certain services commissioned by NHS bodies within maximum waiting times, or for the NHS to take all reasonable steps to offer a range of suitable alternative providers if this is not possible'.

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Collection Portal (SDCS)

The Collection Portal is a ‘view only’ functionality of SDCS that allows Data Collection Owners to monitor their own data collections

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Commissioning for Quality and Innovation (CQUIN)

The CQUIN 2017-19 consolidated data collection is designed to gather information about six indicators as part of the Commissioning for Quality and Innovation scheme for the financial years 2017/18 and 2018/19.

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Consultant led referral to treatment waiting times (RTT)

Consultant led referral to treatment waiting times (RTT) data collection.

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Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care (CHC)

‘NHS Continuing Healthcare’ (NHS CHC) is a package of ongoing care that is 100% funded solely by the NHS where the individual has been found to have a ‘primary health need’ as set out in the National Framework for NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded nursing care.

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Dementia assessment and referral return data collection

The dementia assessment and referral return data collection reports on the number and proportion of patients aged 75 and over admitted as an emergency for more than 72 hours in England who have been identified as potentially having dementia, who are appropriately assessed and, where appropriate, referred on to specialist services.

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Diabetes Transformation Metrics (DIAB)

The National Diabetes Treatment and Care Programme

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Diagnostics Waiting Times and Activity (DM01)

The monthly diagnostics waiting times and activity return collects data on waiting times and activity for 15 key diagnostic tests and procedures. It contains aggregate level data submitted by providers, broken down by commissioner.

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Early Intervention in Psychosis Waiting Times (EIP)

NHS England collects and publishes monthly information on the number of people with first episode of psychosis who have accessed or are waiting for treatment. This information is used to monitor the referral to treatment (RTT) element of the EIP standard as set out in Mental health services: achieving better access by 2020.

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Friends and Family Test (FFT) data collection

The Friends and Family Test (FFT) is an important feedback tool that supports the fundamental principle that people who use NHS services, should have the opportunity to provide feedback on their experience.

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Friends and Family Test (FFT) Staff collection

The Staff Friends and Family Test (FFT) is a feedback tool which enables NHS staff to give regular feedback about their organisation as a place to work and to receive care/treatment.

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General Practice (GP) Collections

We collect information from GPs across the UK for use in planning, research and generating payments.

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General Practice (including Dental) Complaints Collection (KO41b)

General Practice (including Dental) complaints data collection (KO41b).

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General Practice Forward View (GPFV)

General Practice Forward View (GPFV) data collection.

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Generic medicines and special medicinal products (quarterly information)

Manufacturers, importers and wholesalers of generic medicines and special medicinal products are required to provide the Department of Health and Social Care every quarter, with information about their purchases and/or NHS sales of generic medicines and special medicinal products as part of the Health Service Products (Provision and Disclosure of Information) Regulations 2018.

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ICU-HDU Influenza Surveillance

A national mandatory collection, the UK Severe Influenza Surveillance System (USISS) is operating to report the number of confirmed influenza cases admitted to Intensive Care Units (ICU) and High Dependency Units (HDU) and number of confirmed influenza deaths in ICU/HDU across England.

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Integrated Urgent Care Minimum Data Set (IUC MDS)

The 'IUC MDS' collects data on the IUC Services across England. It is currently being developed and will over time replace the existing 'NHS111 Minimum Data Set'. Data will be published on the NHS England website once deemed of sufficient quality.

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Junior doctors data collection

This data collection intends to assess if junior doctors in training receive notification of: their generic work schedules a minimum of 8 weeks before they start new rotations, and their duty rosters a minimum of 6 weeks before they start new rotations.

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KHO3 Quarterly Bed Availability and Occupancy

The KH03 is a quarterly collection from all NHS organisations that operate beds, open overnight or day only. It collects the total number of available bed days and the total number of occupied bed days by consultant main specialty.

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KO41A Hospital and Community Health Services Complaints Collection

The hospital and community health services complaints data collection (KO41a).

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Lifestyles

Lifestyle publications cover a range of topics including smoking, alcohol, drug use, obesity and contraception. Some of these publications are sourced from surveys commissioned by us, while suites of compendia publications present a range of data on the topic from a variety of sources.

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Mental Health Community Teams Activity (MHProvComm)

The Quarterly Mental Health Community Teams Activity return collects data on the number of patients on Care Programme Approach (CPA) followed up within 7 days of discharge from psychiatric inpatient care, and the number of inpatient admissions gate kept by Crisis Resolution Home Treatment (CRHT) teams.

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Mixed-Sex Accommodation (MSA)

The NHS Operating Framework for 2012-2013 confirmed that all providers of NHS funded care are expected to eliminate mixed-sex accommodation, except where it is in the overall best interest of the patient.

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Monthly Activity Return (MAR)

The monthly activity return collects data relating to elective and non-elective inpatient admissions (FFCEs) and outpatient referrals and attendances for first consultant outpatient appointments.

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Monthly Trust Situation Reports (MSitAE) data collection

The weekly and monthly Accident and Emergency (A&E) attendances and emergency admissions collection collects the total number of attendances in the specified period for all A&E types, including minor injury units and walk-in centres, and of these, the number discharged, admitted or transferred within four hours of arrival.

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Monthly Trust Situation Reports (MSitRep)

Find out about Monthly Trust Situation Reports (MSitRep), including the collection frequency, a background to the collection, launch and submission dates and guidance.

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MSitDT delayed transfers of care return data collection

The monthly situation report – delayed transfers of care collects the total delayed days during the month for all patients delayed throughout the month.

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N111WSI2 - NHS 111 weekly situation report

The NHS 111 weekly situation report is a national mandatory collection and monitors demand and the capability of providers.

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National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) - Hospital Characteristics (HC)

National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) - Hospital Characteristics (HC) data collection.

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Patient Level Information and Costing System (PLICS) Data Collections

NHS Improvement's Costing Transformation Programme (CTP) was established to implement Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) across Acute, Mental Health, Ambulance and Community providers.

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Patient Online Management Information (POMI)

Patient Online is an NHS England programme designed to support GP Practices to offer and promote online services to patients, including access to coded information in records, appointment booking and ordering of repeat prescriptions.

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Personal Health Budget (PHB)

A Personal Health Budget (PHB) is one way of personalising people's care to ensure they get the care they need. A personal health budget is an amount of money to support a person's identified health and wellbeing needs, planned and agreed between the person and their local NHS team, or with a partner organisation on behalf of the NHS (e.g. local authority).

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Pharmacy Collection (PHS1)

Find out about the Pharmacy Collection (PHS1), including guidance, a background to the collection, past publications and launch and submission dates.

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Prevent

The aim of the data collection is to demonstrate how NHS Providers are delivering the key elements of the Duty. These include identified Prevent Leads, delivery of awareness training, the level of referrals made and the engagement with relevant partnership forums that coordinate the Prevent Strategy at local and regional levels.

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Quality and Outcome Framework (QOF) business rules

NHS Digital are responsible for producing and maintaining the extraction specification (business rules) for Quality and Outcome Framework (QOF), Enhanced Services (ES), Vaccinations and Immunisations V&I, certain elements of Core Contact (CC) and other services commissioned by the Department of Health.

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Quarterly Hospital Activity (QAR)

Quarterly activity data relating to inpatients (elective) and outpatients.

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Quarterly Monitoring of Cancelled Operations Return (QMCO)

Quarterly Monitoring of Cancelled Operations Return (QMCO) data collection.

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Quarterly wheelchair data collection

The national wheelchair data collection (Standardisation Committee for Care Information reference SCCI2097 Amd 38/2015) is part of the programme of work focused on improving wheelchair services and was first introduced in July 2015.

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Reducing the impact of serious infections (antimicrobial resistance and sepsis) CQUIN. Part 2a and 2b: Sepsis

Reducing the impact of serious infections (antimicrobial resistance and sepsis) CQUIN data collection. This CQUIN return covers indicators 2a and 2b. Each indicator has two parts, (i) and (ii).

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Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Data Set (SRHAD) Collection

The Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Data set (SRHAD) is made up of anonymised patient-level data submitted once a year.

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Smoking Status at Time of Delivery (SATOD) data collection

The Smoking Status at Time of Delivery (SATOD) collection covers information on the number of women smoking and not smoking at time of delivery (child birth). Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGS) are required to submit data on smoking status at time of delivery every three months through the NHS Digital Strategic Data Collection System (SDCS).

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Social care collection materials 2018

Find out about social care collection materials for the 2017-18 reporting year, including the Equalities and Classifications Framework (EQ-CL), Short and Long Term Support (SALT), Adult Social Care Finance Return (ASC-FR), Deferred Payments Agreements (DPA) and the Safeguarding Adults Collection (SAC).

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Social care collection materials 2019

Find out about and download social care collection materials for the 2018-19 reporting year, including the Equalities and Classifications Framework (EQ-CL), Short and Long Term Support (SALT), Adult Social Care Finance Return (ASC-FR) and the Deferred Payments Agreements (DPA).

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Social Care Collections

The social care collections the Data Collections team are involved in a number of data collections listed below.

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Social care user surveys

Each year we carry out user surveys to get feedback from service users. Survey information is gathered by councils with social services responsibility, and these pages contain guidance for them.

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Staffing nursing midwifery and care staff (NStfFil)

Staffing: Nursing, midwifery and care staff data collection.

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Stop Smoking Services Collection

The Stop Smoking Services Quarterly Return is a Public Health England (PHE) central return used to monitor the delivery of Stop Smoking Services (prior to 1 April 2013 this was a Department of Health (DH) return).

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Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS)

The Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) is a secure data collection system used by health and social care organisations to submit data.

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Transformation Indicator Return (TIR)

The learning disability programme is all about improving health and care services, so that more people with a learning disability, autism or both can live in the community, with the right support, and close to home.

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Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment Collection

The data collection was first made mandatory from June 2010, and data has been published quarterly from the first full quarters data (July-September 2010).

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Workforce

1.3 million people make up the NHS workforce, all contributing towards the effectiveness of the NHS.

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Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)

Implementing the Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES) is a requirement for NHS commissioners and NHS healthcare providers including independent organisations, through the NHS standard contract