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.
Accounts payable data illustrates actual expenditure of NHS care providers and complements the purchase order data collection which illustrates only what an organisation has ordered. It is sourced from the General Ledger.
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.
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.
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.
This collection holds data on the number of referral to treatment (RTT) completed pathways and incomplete pathways for Direct Access Audiology (DAA).
Cancer 62 Day Patient Target List (CANPTL62) data collection.
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.
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.
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'.
The Collection Portal is a ‘view only’ functionality of SDCS that allows Data Collection Owners to monitor their own data collections
‘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.
The Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER) surveillance scheme evaluates the Child Immunisation Programme in England coverage for vaccines delivered before the age of 5. It replaces the Child Immunisation (GP) quarterly 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.
The diabetes transformation dashboard is updated quarterly to enable CCGs, STPs, regional and national teams to monitor improvements in outputs and outcomes across the four diabetes treatment and care programme priority areas.
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.
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.
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.
We collect information from GPs across the UK for use in planning, research and generating payments.
From the 1 April 2019, general practice data collections will be hosted by NHS Digital. The NHS England primary website will no longer be available.
General Practice Forward View (GPFV) data collection.
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.
In 2016 the Five Year Forward View for Mental Health set out a commitment to expand IAPT services and improve quality, with a view to increasing access to psychological therapies for an additional 600,000 people with common mental health problems each year by 2020/21. This report also reiterated a commitment from the General Practice Forward View to move 3000 mental health therapists into primary care by March 2020.
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.
Read the background to the Integrated Urgent Care Aggregate Data Collection (IUC ADC), find submission dates and view user guidance for the Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) for General Collections.
This collection aims to collate information to aid tactical and strategic decision making to improve service delivery and efficiency of the Integrated Urgent Care service.
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.
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.
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.
The hospital and community health services complaints data collection (KO41a).
Primary Care (GP and Dental) Complaints Collection (KO41b).
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.
Find out about the Long Length of Stay Discharge Patient Tracking List (LLOS DPTL) data collection.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Find out about Monthly Trust Situation Reports (MSitRep), including the collection frequency, a background to the collection, launch and submission dates and guidance.
The monthly situation report – delayed transfers of care collects the total delayed days during the month for all patients delayed throughout the month.
The NHS 111 weekly situation report is a national mandatory collection and monitors demand and the capability of providers.
National Diabetes Inpatient Audit (NaDIA) - Hospital Characteristics (HC) data collection.
Providers of NHS 111 / IUC Services should, for each of the contract areas where they provide these services, survey their callers to gather feedback, and supply that data to NHS England every six months. This supplements the NHS 111 telephony data collected by NHS England and published monthly.
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.
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.
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).
Find out about the Pharmacy Collection (PHS1), including guidance, a background to the collection, past publications and launch and submission dates.
This collection supports the 2019/20 planning round, and is the method by which commissioners will submit activity and performance plans for the coming year to NHS England.
This data collection aims 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.
The PCAR supports greater assurance and oversight of NHS England’s primary care commissioning responsibilities.
This collection is for CCGs to submit the results of the two locally assessed elements of the 2017/18 scheme.
Quarterly activity data relating to inpatients (elective) and outpatients.
Quarterly Monitoring of Cancelled Operations Return (QMCO) data collection.
The national wheelchair data collection is part of the programme of work focused on improving wheelchair services and was first introduced in July 2015. Its used to understand NHS wheelchair services in England and support commissioners and providers to improve services.
Collecting the average unit costs to National Health Service trusts and NHS foundation trusts of providing defined services in a given financial year to NHS patients.
Consultant led referral to treatment waiting times (RTT) data collection.
This collection asks CCGs to report quarterly on the number of people on the General Practice Severe Mental Illness register who are receiving a comprehensive physical health check in primary care settings.
The Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Data set (SRHAD) is made up of anonymised patient-level data submitted once a year.
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.
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).
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).
The Data Collections team are involved in a number of social care collections listed below.
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.
Spend Comparison Service (includes Purchase Order Collection and the Purchase Order Validation Collection)
The Spend Comparison Service provides benchmarking and spend analytics on purchase order data from across all of NHS England’s providers. The service is comprised of two data collections; the Purchase Order collection and the Purchase Order Validation collection.
Staffing: Nursing, midwifery and care staff data 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).
The Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) is a secure data collection system used by health and social care organisations to submit data.
The Strategic Planning and Long Term Plan collections support the 5 year strategic planning exercise as laid out in the Long term Plan Implementation Framework.
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.
The Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment Collection collects the number and proportion of admitted patients aged 16 and over in England who have been risk assessed for VTE. It was first made mandatory in June 2010 and data has been published quarterly from 2010.
NHSE will access the data via the SDCS portal and will compile the data into an Excel report by 2pm each day.
1.3 million people make up the NHS workforce, all contributing towards the effectiveness of the NHS.
Workforce Disability Equality Standard (WDES) data collection.
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