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Accounts Payable Data Collection

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.

Frequency: monthly

Background to the collection

The Accounts Payable Data Collection is part of the Spend Comparison Service, which was launched on 1 August 2019, and replaces NHS Improvement’s Purchase Price Index and Benchmarking service (PPIB).

The window for data submission for the Accounts Payable collections falls within the first two weeks of each calendar month. Trusts must submit the previous months data during the two-week window.

Submitted data is processed towards the end of each calendar month and will be made available for analysis via the dashboards no later than the first of the following month.

Launch and submission dates

Data period

Submission start date

Submission end date

December 2019

2 January 2020

16 January 2020

January 2020 3 February 2020 17 February 2020
February 2020 2 March 2020 16 March 2020
March 2020 1 April 2020 15 April 2020
April 2020 1 May 2020 15 May 2020
May 2020 1 June 2020 15 June 2020

June 2020

1 July 2020

15 July 2020

July 2020

3 August 2020

17 August 2020

August 2020

1 September 2020

15 September 2020

September 2020

1 October 2020

15 October 2020

October 2020

2 November 2020

16 November 2019

Guidance

Find guidance on submitting data through the Strategic Data Collections Service.

Further information

Last edited: 17 December 2019 4:15 pm