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Community Services Data Set

The data set allows community service providers and commissioners to view local and national information from community services, to improve patient care.

Learn more about the Community Services Data Set v1.5.

Providers of publicly-funded community services are legally mandated to collect and submit community health data, as set out by the Health and Social Care Act 2012. 

The Community Services Data Set (CSDS) expands the scope of the  Children and Young People's Health Services Data Set (CYPHS) data set, by removing the 0-18 age restriction. The CSDS supersedes the CYPHS data set, to allow adult community data to be submitted.

The structure and content of the CSDS remains the same as the CYPHS data set. The Community Information Data Set (CIDS) has been retired, to remove the need for a separate local collection and reduce burden on providers.

Reports from the CSDS are available to download from the Community Services Data Set reports webpage.


The CSDS information standards notice SCCI1069 has been approved. The following technical and legal guidance will help care providers and system suppliers to update their systems, to meet the October 2017 deadline to start collecting CSDS data locally.

Technical guidance

Organisational assessment and planning tools

XML Extract Schemas

The xml schemas describe the structure of the exports and can be used to assist in development of in-house analytical and checking tools. You can download the XML Extract Schemas from the TRUD website here. In order to access the schemas, you will be required to register with the website and subscribe to each extract. You will be notified each time there is an update and you can further manage your subscriptions from your TRUD account.

Data and activities covered

The CSDS is an extraction of data about children and adults in these categories:

  • personal and demographic  
  • social and personal circumstances  
  • breastfeeding and nutrition  
  • care event and screening activity  
  • diagnoses, including long-term conditions and disabilities  
  • scored assessments 

The health care activities included are those carried out by:

  • all existing CYPHS data set submitters
  • existing providers that collect CIDS data locally
  • any new community service providers

These activities could take place in settings such as health centres, Sure Start centres, day care facilities, schools or community centres, mobile facilities or a patient's own home.

Types of providers who need to submit data

Providers could be from foundation or non-foundation trusts, this includes:  

  • acute trusts 
  • mental health trusts 
  • community healthcare trusts  
  • care trusts 
  • social enterprises 
  • integrated care organisations  
  • any qualified providers  
  • independent sector providers (including third sector)
  • local authorities 


Submissions will take place monthly.

For each reporting period, data providers should complete their XML schema file with data collected from their own local systems, and use the Bureau Service Portal (BSP) to submit CSDS data.

Existing CYPHS data set submitters will continue to submit data using the portal.

New CSDS submitters will need to register.

The submission window for each data set will be monthly, and will be open for a primary (P) submission and a refresh (R) for the previous month.

For example, in November, any data recorded in October must be submitted. This is the October primary submission. In December, any data that was recorded in November must be submitted. This is the November primary submission. There will then be another chance to submit the November data (November refresh).

The CSDS Technical Guidance provides further details about how to submit data via the Bureau Service Portal (BSP)

CYPHS data set submissions can continue to be made before the launch of the community services data set, as shown on the CYPHS schedule.

    What are the submission dates?

    Providers must submit data monthly, from these dates:

    • From 1 October 2017, systems used by community services must fully conform to the SCCI1069 CSDS standard.
    • From 1 October 2017, providers must start collecting CSDS information locally.
    • From November 2017, providers must begin to submit CSDS submissions in accordance with the SCCI1069 CSDS standard.

    Submission timetable

    A detailed timetable for submissions is shown below:

    Reporting period Submission window open Submission window close

    April 2019 Refresh (R)
    May 2019 Primary (P)

    13 June 2019

    5 July 2019 at 11:59:59pm

    May 2019 Refresh (R)
    June 2019 Primary (P)

    13 July 2019

    5 August 2019 at 11:59:59pm

    June 2019 Refresh (R)
    July 2019 Primary (P)

    13 August 2019 5 September 2019 at 11:59:59pm

    July 2019 Refresh (R)
    August 2019 Primary (P)

    13 September 2019 5 October 2019 at 11:59:59pm

    August 2019 Refresh (R)
    September 2019 Primary (P)

    13 October 2019 5 November 2019 at 11:59:59pm

    September 2019 Refresh (R)
    October 2019 Primary (P) 

    13 November 2019 5 December 2019 at 11:59:59pm
    October 2019 Refresh (R)
    November 2019 Primary (P) 
    13 December 2019 5 January 2020 at 11:59:59pm

    November 2019 Refresh (R)
    December 2019 Primary (P) 

    13 January 2020 5 February 2019 at 11:59:59pm

    December 2019 Refresh (R)
    January 2020 Primary (P)

    13 February 2020 5 March 2020 at 11:59:59pm


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    Last edited: 6 January 2020 3:07 pm