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Community Services Data Set Data Quality Dashboard

An interactive report allowing you to explore the quality of data recorded in Community Services Data Set (CSDS).

This dashboard presents information about the quality of data submitted to Community Services Data Set (CSDS) each month. This includes provider-level data quality information to help users understand the impact of local data quality issues. The purpose of this report is to support data quality improvement by making this information available in an accessible and interactive format.

Accessibility of this dashboard

This tool is in Microsoft PowerBI which does not fully support all accessibility needs. You can find the source data in our Community Services Data Set reports. If you need further assistance, please contact us for help.


How to use this tool

Use the link above to access the interactive visualisations.

This tool is best viewed in full screen mode using the diagonal arrows in the bottom right of the visualisation.

To navigate through the tool, use the ‘Contents’ tab or use the arrows at the bottom of the screen.

To change the period shown in any time series view, select the required reporting period using either the slider bar or by left clicking on the date to bring up the calendar date selection.

To clear filtered results, hover your mouse underneath any filtered option heading to enable the ‘Clear selections’ eraser icon. Select this icon to clear previous selections and filtered results.

These statistics relate to complete calendar month reporting periods. Although it is possible to select part-month start and end periods in these visualisations, the statistics are not provided at this level of detail.

What you can find out
  • The data completion of all mandatory and required data items in the CSDS for each provider/region, by month.
  • The amount of data submitted to CSDS with an invalid value for each provider/region, by month. Invalid values are codes entered which do not correspond to the national codes defined in the technical output specification.
  • The number of submissions made to CSDS where the code submitted corresponds to a value of 'Not known', 'Unknown', 'Not Stated' or 'Other' as per the national code definition in the technical output specification.
What the report can't tell you
  • If submissions to a specific field are appropriate or expected for a specific organisation.
  • If data submitted to a free text field is valid.
  • What invalid data is being submitted.

Notes and data sources

The CSDS is a secondary uses data set Community Services Data Set (CSDS) re-uses clinical and operational data for purposes other than direct patient care. It defines the data items, definitions and associated value sets extracted or derived from local information systems and sent to NHS Digital for analysis purposes.


Contact us

Questions and feedback should be sent to [email protected]

Last edited: 17 August 2023 8:14 am