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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

May 2021 1 June 2021 15 June 2021

June 2021

1 July 2021

15 July 2021

July 2021

2 August 2021

16 August 2021

August 2021

1 September 2021

15 September 2021

September 2021

1 October 2021

15 October 2021

October 2021

1 November 2021

15 November 2021

November 2021 1 December 2021 15 December 2021
December 2021 3 January 2022 17 January 2022
January 2022 1 February 2022 15 February 2022
February 2022 1 March 2022 15 March 2022
March 2022 1 April 2022 15 April 2022
April 2022 3 May 2022 16 May 2022

Guidance

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


Further information

Last edited: 10 June 2021 7:25 am