The IAPT Data Set is changing its submission platform, from the Bureau Service Portal (BSP) to the Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS Cloud), for version 2.0.
For information and guidance on the SDCS Cloud, including how to register for a user account and guidance on submitting data, please see the Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) Cloud web page.
IAPT Intermediate Database (IDB)
The intermediate database (IDB) is now available for download for IAPT v2.0 submissions from September 2020 data onwards. Before submission, your data must be entered into the latest version of the IDB. The intermediate database (IDB) is a tool which enables the collation of data for submission of the IAPT data. It is a Microsoft Access database and data must be provided in this format. Once all data has been uploaded to the IDB, NHS Digital can extract the data as a whole and begin processing it. For further information about preparing for submissions using the IDB, please see the IDB Guidance from the list of documentation provided in the 'Data required from 1 September 2020' section.
The database can only be accessed and downloaded from the NHS Digital Technology Reference Data Update Distribution (TRUD) pages. Previously the IDB was available to users via the NHS Digital Contact Centre, however this is no longer applicable.
If you are not already registered on TRUD, you can register via the link on the TRUD homepage. Once registered, the IDB is located via the ‘data set development services tools’ link and new users will need to click on ‘licences’ which will enable a ‘download’ link to open.
When you submit data to SDCS Cloud, the system generates a report describing the data quality errors and warnings present in your submission.
In July 2020, we ran a webinar which explored data quality issues and provided guidance on how to improve data quality in your submissions.