The planning template will help your organisation to plan the tasks needed to implement the MHSDS. The resulting plan should describe how you intend to approach this implementation and meet the timescales you've set out.
The conformance checklist is a tool to help service providers assess how well their local IT systems 'map' to the MHSDS v4.1 Technical Output Specification.
MHSDS v4.1 (DCB0011, release number Amd 43/2019) was accepted by the Data Coordination Board (DCB) for collection from 1 April 2020.
The Information Standards Notice and supporting documentation for MHSDS v4.1 is published on the DCB0011 webpage.
MHSDS submission guidance documents - v4.1
These documents support services and organisations to configure their systems to extract the data required for the MHSDS.
The MHSDS Data Model is a visual representation of the Technical Output Specification. It outlines each of the individual tables and data items that will make up your submission of the MHSDS to NHS Digital.
The MHSDS User Guidance document outlines how the national data set should be used and interpreted by users, system suppliers and other stakeholders. This document supports and should be read in conjunction with the Technical Output Specification and Data Model.
The Technical Output Specification defines the data items that are required from mental health service providers as part of the MHSDS. This information will remain static as part of this information standard release.
Submitting the MHSDS to the Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) Cloud
The Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) in the cloud is the submission tool for the MHSDS and Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS) from May 2019. It is an internet-facing service that does not require an N3 or HSCN connection, making it easier for all providers to submit data.
Within the SDCS page you can also download our "Intermediate Database (IDB) Guidance" document. It's found under the header "guidance documents".
This guidance document is intended to help users check their database schema for compatibility with the IDB schema, and compare ACCDB file schemas, to ensure that data can be submitted successfully using the SDCS Cloud. Please read this document prior to contacting us if you experience any issues.
SDCS Cloud Registration and User Guide
A step by step guide to registering and authenticating an account for the Strategic Data Collections Service in the Cloud (SDCS Cloud).
SNOMED CT - coded scored assessments
NHS Digital has released the SNOMED CT reference tables. These describe which assessment tools can be submitted in the MHSDS and map to their corresponding SNOMED CT Concept ID codes. These are included in the Technical Output Specification and can be found under the MH Assessment Scales and Clustering Tools for MH tabs. More details on SNOMED CT can be found in the latest user guidance.
National Clinical Content Repository (Copyright Licensing Service)
The National Clinical Content Repository (NCCR) is a service operated by the NHS Digital Copyright Licensing Service. Find out how to register and gain easy access to copyrighted clinical assessment tools and outcome measures.