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NHS Standard Contract: Approved Collections

The NHS Standard Contract is mandated by NHS England for use by commissioners for all contracts for healthcare services other than primary care. One component of the Contract, Schedule 6A.1, requires commissioned service providers to submit data when national data collections are appropriate to their services, and are specified in the Data Alliance Partnership Board (DAPB) Schedule of Approved Collections.

Schedule

This Schedule, part of the NHS Standard Contract, is managed by the Data Standards Assurance Service (DSAS) within NHS Digital.

It comprises those collections which have either been approved by the Data Alliance Partnership Board and predecessor organisations, or been through a full burden assessment by the former Review of Central Returns (ROCR) and Burden Advice and Assessment Service (BAAS) functions within NHS Digital.

A short form of the current Schedule is shown below. The full form, with contract service categories, is available for download. The Schedule is updated on a monthly basis following DAPB meetings and the approval of new collections.

Note that providers do have other information responsibilities under the NHS Standard Contract, including the need to conform to all NHS information standards notices (ISNs) as appropriate. You can check the full list of current ISNs in the DAPB Directory of Standards and Collections

Advice and support

If you have any questions about the content of the DAPB Schedule, email: standards.assurance@nhs.net

If you have any questions about the NHS Standard Contract, email: nhscb.contractshelp@nhs.net

Schedule of Approved Collections (short form)

Title Owning organisation Information
Aggregate Contract Monitoring NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB2050 Guidance (NHS England)
Ambulance Data Set NHS England and NHS Improvement DAPB3107 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Ambulance Quality Indicators: Clinical Outcomes NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3028-01 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Ambulance Quality Indicators: Systems Indicators NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3028-02 Guidance  (NHS Digital)
Ambulance Services: Computer Aided Dispatch Data  NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3088 Guidance (NHS England and NHS Improvement)
Antibiotic Consumption Data NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3063 Guidance (NHS England)
Assuring Transformation NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB2007 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Board Vacancies and Commercial Spend NHS England and NHS Improvement DAPB4009 Guidance (NHS England and NHS Improvement)
Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry   Department of Health and Social Care SCCI2132 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Breast Screening Programme Data Set (KC63 and KC62) Public Health England ISB 1597 Guidance (Public Health England)
British Society of Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) Audit (UK National Hand Registry) British Society of Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) DCB2196 Guidance (BSSH Members Area)
Cancer Outcomes and Services Dataset Public Health England DCB1521 Guidance (Public Health England)
Cancer Patient Experience Survey NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB2116 Guidance (NHS England)
Cancer Patient Tracking List (PTL) 62-Day NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3037 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Cancer Quality of Life Metric Survey NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3102 Guidance (NHS England and NHS Improvement)
Central Alerting System: Patient Safety Alert Compliance Data Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency R00190 Data (NHS Improvement)
Children and Young People (CYP) with an Eating Disorder Referral to Treatment Times (RTT) NHS England and NHS Improvement SCCI2185 Guidance (NHS England)
Commissioning Data Sets (CDS) NHS England and NHS Improvement DAPB0092 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Community Health Staff data collection NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3095 Guidance (NHS England and NHS Improvement)
Community Services Data Set NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB1069 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Consultant-led referral to treatment (RTT) waiting time NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB0095 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Corporate Service annual data collection NHS England and NHS Improvement DAPB4006 (no guidance published)
COVID-19: Community Daily Discharge Situation Report (SitRep) NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3136 Guidance (NHS Digital)
COVID-19: Community Health Services Situation Report (SitRep) NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3132 Guidance (NHS Digital)
COVID-19: Daily Discharge Situation Report (SitRep) NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3129 Guidance (NHS Digital)
COVID-19: Independent Sector Provider (ISP) Weekly Activity Situation Report (SitRep) NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3139 Guidance (NHS Digital)
COVID-19: Long COVID Assessment Services data NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3135 Guidance (NHS Digital)
COVID-19: NHS Staff Lateral Flow Testing NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3137 Guidance (NHS Digital)
COVID-19: NHS Weekly Activity Return NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3142 Guidance (NHS Digital)
COVID-19: Theatre Productivity data collection NHS England and NHS Improvement DAPB4028 Guidance (NHS England and NHS Improvement)
CQC Provider Survey Care Quality Commission DCB3030 Data (Care Quality Commission)
Critical Care Minimum Data Set NHS England and NHS Improvement ISB 0153 (ISB website)
Database for the National Latent Tuberculosis Screening Programme in New Migrants from High-incidence Countries Public Health England SCCI2108 Guidance (Public Health England)
Data Security and Protection Toolkit NHSX DAPB0086 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Delayed Transfers of Care (DTOC) NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3032 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Devices Patient Level Contract Monitoring NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3002 Guidance (NHS England)
Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Data Set Public Health England ISB 0073 (ISB website)
Diagnostic Imaging Data Set NHS England and NHS Improvement SCCI1577 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Diagnostics Waiting Times and Activity Data Collection NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB0103-01 Guidance and Data (NHS England)
Direct Access Audiology Waiting Times NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB0127 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Drugs Patient Level Contract Monitoring NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB2212 Guidance (NHS England)
Emergency Care Data Set (CDS Version 6.2.1: Type 011) NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB0092-2062 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Estates Return Information Collection (ERIC) NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB2083 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Female Genital Mutilation Enhanced Data set Department of Health and Social Care SCCI2026 Guidance (NHS Digital)
FFP3 resilience data collection Department of Health and Social Care DAPB4055 (no guidance published) Department of Health and Social Care
Fill Rate Indicator Return, Staffing, Nursing, Midwifery, Allied Health Professional and Care Staff NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB2039 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Fleet data for Model Ambulance NHS England and NHS Improvement DAPB4035 (no guidance published) NHS England and NHS Improvement)
Friends and Family Test NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB2054 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Friends and Family Test: Post-COVID Assessment Clinics NHS England and NHS Improvement DAPB2054-4026 Guidance (NHS England and NHS Improvement)
Friends and Family Test: Quarterly Staff Survey NHS England and NHS Improvement DAPB2054-3144 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Genetic Testing Rates NHS England and NHS Improvement SCCI2035 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Hospital and Community Health Services Written Complaints Collection (KO41a) Department of Health and Social Care SCCI2125 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set NHS England and NHS Improvement DAPB1520 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Influenza and COVID-19 vaccine uptake in Frontline Healthcare Workers (HCWs) survey Public Health England DAPB2204 Guidance (Public Health England)
Integrated Urgent Care Aggregate Data Collection NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3031 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Integrating Flu/ COVID Hospitalisation Surveillance Public Health England DCB2043 (no guidance published) 
Junior Doctors Rota Notification NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3042 Guidance (NHS Digital)
KH03: Bed Availability and Occupancy NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB1576 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Learning Disability Transformation Indicators NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3014 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Legal Services Target Operating Model (LSTOM) data collection NHS England and NHS Improvement DAPB4007 (no guidance published)
Long Length of Stay Discharge Patient Tracking List NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3079 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Maternity Services Data Set NHS England DCB1513 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Medical Revalidation Annual Organisational Audit NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3077 Guidance (NHS England and NHS Improvement)
Mental Health Services Data Set NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB0011 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Mental Health Staff data collection NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3089 Guidance (NHS England and NHS Improvement)
Mixed-Sex Accommodation NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB1573 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Monthly Referrals Return (formerly known as Monthly Activity Return (MAR)) NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3023-01 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Monthly Situation Reports:  Critical Care and Urgent Operations Cancelled NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3025 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Monthly Situation Reports: Emergency Care NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB1607 Guidance (NHS Digital)
National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB0147 Guidance (NHS Digital)
National COVID-19 Chest Imaging Database (NCCID) NHSX DAPB4032 Guidance (NHSX)
National Diabetes Audit (Core) NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB2235-01 Guidance (NHS Digital)
National Diabetes Footcare Audit NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB2235-03 Guidance (NHS Digital)
National Diabetes Inpatient Audit  NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB2235-04 Guidance (NHS Digital)
National Diabetes Inpatient Audit: Harms Collection NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB2235-05 Guidance (NHS Digital)
National Joint Registry Data Set Healthcare Quality Improvement Partnership (HQIP) DCB1567 Guidance (NJR)
National Pregnancy in Diabetes Audit NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB2235-02 Guidance (NHS Digital)
National Waiting List Minimum Data Set NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3145 Guidance (NHS England and NHS Improvement) (login required)
National Wheelchair Data Collection NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB2097 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Neonatal Critical Care Minimum Data Set NHS England and NHS Improvement SCCI0075 (National Casemix Office)
Neonatal Data Set Imperial College London ISB 1595 (ISB website)
NHS 111 Patient Experience Survey NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3029 Guidance (NHS Digital)
NHS Continuing Healthcare Benchmarking Collection NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB2117 Guidance (NHS Digital)
NHS Health Care Worker (HCW) Trust COVID-19 vaccination uptake SitRep NHS England and NHS Improvement DAPB3146-02 Guidance (NHS England and NHS Improvement)
NHS Premises Assurance Model Online System NHS England and NHS Improvement DAPB4021 Guidance (NHS England and NHS Improvement)
NHS Staff Survey NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3078 Guidance and Data (NHS Staff Survey Coordination Centre)
NHS Surplus Land Department of Health and Social Care DCB2154 Guidance (NHS Digital)
NHS Trust and CCG Governing Bodies - 2020 Board Membership and Diversity Survey (England)  NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3133 Guidance (NHS England and NHS Improvement)
Out of Area Placements Department of Health and Social Care SCCI2213 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Paediatric Critical Care Minimum Data Set NHS England and NHS Improvement SCCI0076 (National Casemix Office)
Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB2085 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Patient Level Contract Monitoring NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3003 Guidance (NHS England)
Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) Integrated Data Set NHS England and NHS Improvement DAPB4000 Guidance (NHS England and NHS Improvement)
Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) Ambulance Data Set NHS England and NHS Improvement DAPBB4001 Guidance (NHS England and NHS Improvement)
Physiological Measurements Services data collection NHS England and NHS Improvement

DAPB4043 (no guidance published) NHS England and NHS Improvement

Plastics Reduction Pledge NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3091 Guidance (NHS England and NHS Improvement)
Post-COVID Assessment Clinic Patient List NHS England and NHS Improvement DAPB4027 Guidance (NHS England and NHS Improvement) (login required)
Prevent Training Reports NHS England and NHS Improvement SCCI2193 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Provider Elective Recovery Outpatient Collection (Provider EROC) NHS England and NHS Improvement DAPB4033 Guidance (NHS England and NHS Improvement) (login required)
Quarterly Monitoring of Cancelled Operations NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB0143 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Radiotherapy Data Set Public Health England DAPB0111 Guidance (Public Health England)
Referral to Treatment (RTT) Patient Tracking List (PTL) NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3090 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Renal Data Set NHS England and NHS Improvement ISB 0066 (Guidance) UK Renal Registry
Seven Day Services Survey NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB2204 Guidance (Public Health England)
Spend comparison: Accounts payable NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3080-02 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Spend comparison: Purchase Order Data NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3080-01 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infections NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB0134 Guidance (Public Health England)
Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy Data Set Public Health England DCB1533 Guidance (Public Health England)
Trauma Audit and Research Network Notification Data Set Department of Health and Social Care ISB 1606 Guidance (TARN)
Violence Against Staff (VAS) data collection NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3100 Guidance (NHS England and NHS Improvement)
Volunteer numbers supporting NHS Trusts Survey NHS England and NHS Improvement DAPB4057 (no guidance published) NHS England and NHS Improvement
VTE Risk Assessment NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB1593 Guidance (NHS Digital)
Workforce Disability Equality Standard NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3048 Guidance (NHS England)
Workforce Race Equality Standard NHS England and NHS Improvement DCB3040 Guidance (NHS Digital)

Further information

internal Publications and notifications

View recent DAPB notifications with details of consultation and publication activity, including new Information Standards Notices.

Last edited: 7 January 2022 8:48 am