Data services

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Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF)

The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) measures how well care and support services achieve the outcomes that matter most to people. The measures are grouped into four domains which are typically reviewed in terms of movement over time. Data is provided at council, regional and national level.

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Population, Births and Deaths Services

We hold a database of population data on behalf of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that can be used to analyse births and deaths.

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General Practice (GP) Collections

We collect information from GPs across the UK for use in planning, research and generating payments.

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Data Services for Commissioners (DSfC)

The Data Services for Commissioners supports the provision of data to facilitate healthcare planning and payment within the NHS.

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Demographics

The Personal Demographics Service (PDS) is a national authoritative source of patient demographics data for the whole of the NHS.

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Adoption Registration Service

This service can check for a record of a Civil Death Registration in England, Wales and the Isle of Man on behalf of adoptees and birth relatives to establish if an adoptee or birth relative is recorded as having died. You can also use this service to forward information about hereditary medical conditions to an adoptee's or birth relative's GP.

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Mental Health Data Hub

The Mental Health Data Hub is a collection of interactive dashboards and useful links covering mental health data in England.

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Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)

PPROMs measure health gain in patients undergoing hip replacement, knee replacement and up to September 2017, varicose vein and groin hernia surgery in England, based on responses to questionnaires before and after surgery.

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Patient Level Information and Costing System (PLICS) Data Collections

NHS Improvement's Costing Transformation Programme (CTP) was established to implement Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) across Acute, Mental Health, Ambulance and Community providers.

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Hospital Episode Statistics (HES)

HES is a data warehouse containing details of all admissions, outpatient appointments and A and E attendances at NHS hospitals in England.

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Data Access Request Service (DARS)

We handle applications, process data and provide access to specific sets of data when requests are approved.

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Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) online database

We have developed an online database to find the results the results of your local GP practice and to report the latest annual QOF points. You can also use the database to compare your local GP practice with other GP practices locally, or across England.

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Data quality

The DQMI is a quarterly publication about data quality in the NHS, which provides data submitters with timely and transparent information.

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Surveys

Find out about our surveys, along with any reports and key findings from previous surveys.

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Organisation Data Service

The service is responsible for publishing codes that identify organisations and individuals across health and social care.

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Clinical audits and registries

NHS Digital runs clinical audits and registries for the health and care system in England.

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Clinical Record Standards

Our standards provide a consistent way for information to be collected across the NHS.

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Supporting open data and transparency

Open data is data that can be used and shared by anyone, for any purpose. We make this data publicly available to improve transparency in health and care.

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Secondary Uses Service (SUS)

Our service allows Commissioners and Providers to use data for secondary uses such as planning, commissioning and calculating payments.

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Innovative Uses of Data

This service will support the planning, delivery and evaluation of health and social care. By creating tools and analytics that harness data science techniques, we can offer new insights that are easily accessed and understood.

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National Adult Social Care Intelligence Service (NASCIS)

The National Adult Social Care Intelligence Service (NASCIS) is a single national resource of social care information for England. It has a collection of data, tools and resources designed to meet the needs of service planners, managers, researchers and policy makers and others.

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General Practice Data Hub

The General Practice Data Hub is a collection of interactive dashboards covering General Practices in England. This data is published under the open data licence.

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Public health

The choices people make can have a lasting impact on their health. Improving patient care isn't just about treating people's individual diseases, it also means changing and preventing harmful behaviours which can improve and even save people's lives.

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Diagnostic Imaging Data Set

The Diagnostic Imaging Data Set collects data about diagnostic imaging tests carried out on NHS patients, extracted from local radiology information systems.

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Linked HES-ONS mortality data

Find out about linked HES-ONS mortality data. Combined data in Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) and Office of National Statistics (ONS) datasets provides additional valuable information, such as the cause of deaths and deaths outside of hospital, which is not available if only using HES.

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Electronic Staff Record Data Quality Reports (WoVEn)

The Workforce Validation Engine (WoVEn) is a monthly data quality report on data in the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). This is sent to individual organisations, allowing them to correct their data at source. It also provides national rankings for data quality scores against an agreed list of criteria.