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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.
Organisational assessment and planning tools
- IG fair processing guidance
- Implementation planning template
- Readiness assessment tool
- System conformance checklist
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:
A detailed timetable for submissions is shown below:
|Reporting period||Submission window open||Submission window close||Collection system|
January 2020 Refresh (R)
13 March 2020
5 April 2020 at 11:59:59pm
February 2020 Refresh (R)
13 April 2020
5 May 2020 at 11:59:59pm
March 2020 Refresh (R)
April 2020 Primary (P)
|13 May 2020||5 June 2020 at 11:59:59 pm||BSP|
April 2020 Refresh (R)
May 2020 Primary (P)
|13 June 2020||5 July 2020 at 11:59:59 pm||BSP|
May 2020 Refresh (R)June 2020 Primary (P)
|13 July 2020||5 August 2020 at 11:59:59 pm||BSP|
|June 2020 Refresh (R)||13 August 2020||31 August 2020 at 11:59:59 pm||BSP|
July 2020 Primary (P)
|1 August 2020||
31 August 2020 at 11:59:59 pm
|July 2020 Refresh (R)
August 2020 Primary (P)
|1 September 2020||30 September 2020 at 11:59:59pm||SDCS Cloud|
August 2020 Refresh (R)
|1 October 2020||31 October 2020 at 11:59:59pm||SDCS Cloud|
September 2020 Refresh (R)
|1 November 2020||30 November 2020 at 11:59:59pm||SDCS Cloud|
October 2020 Refresh (R)
November 2020 Primary (P)
|1 December 2020||31 December 2020 at 11:59:59pm||SDCS Cloud|
November 2020 Refresh (R)
December 2020 Primary (P)
|1 January 2021||31 January 2021 at 11:59:59pm||SDCS Cloud|
December 2020 Refresh (R)
January 2021 Primary (P)
|1 February 2021||28 February 2021 at 11:59:59pm||SDCS Cloud|
January 2021 Refresh (R)
February 2021 Primary (P)
|1 March 2021||31 March 2021 at 11:59:59pm||SDCS Cloud|
February 2021 Refresh (R)
March 2021 Primary (P)
|1 April 2021||30 April 2021 at 11:59:59pm||SDCS Cloud|
March 2021 Refresh (R)
April 2021 Primary (P)
|1 May 2021||31 May 2021 at 11:59:59pm||SDCS Cloud|
Provides links to all publications relating to statistics produced from the Community Services Data Set (CSDS).
Community Services Data Set (CSDS) v1.5 is an uplift to the established CSDS v1.0.