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Data provision notices (DPNs)

We issue a Data Provision Notice each time we use our statutory power under Section 259(1) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 (the Act). When NHS Digital receives such a direction we issue a Data Provision Notice to the appropriate providers of the required data. The Data Provision Notice provides information on the data collection including the purpose, benefits, how we intend to collect the information, form, manner, frequency and from which organisations. We also include any information governance, legal or burden considerations.

Data Provision Notice procedure

In addition to publishing the Data Provision Notice, we seek to inform organisations who are within scope of the notice to provide data. Depending on the remit and method of data collection, organisations may need to take local action in order to comply with the Data Provision Notice for example for GP Collections, practices will need to accept an offer to participate in the collection via the Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS).

The HSCIC may choose to exercise its powers under Section 259 of the Act to require and request the provision of information.

Data Provision Notice register

We also produce a icon Register of Data Provision Notices [258.25KB] , which is updated every time a new Data Provision Notice is issued.  

Legal obligation

Organisations in scope of the notice are legally required under Section 259 (5) of the Act to provide the data set as specified by HSCIC, in the published Data Provision Notice.

Further information

Read the Act, or the specific detail relating to Section 259.

Data Provision Notice breast and cosmetic registry (NHS providers) and breast and cosmetic implant registry (private providers)

Data Provision Notice for breast and cosmetic implant registry (NHS providers) and breast and implant cosmetic registry (private providers). NHS Digital has developed a Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry (BCIR). This is expected to capture the details of all breast implant procedures completed in England by both the NHS and private providers. The Department of Health directed NHS Digital to carry out this work in response to Recommendation 21 of the Keogh Review of the Regulation of Cosmetic Interventions.

Data Provision Notice dementia

Data Provision Notice for the collection of aggregated numbers of patients in England with a record of dementia diagnosis on their clinical record for General Practices in England.

Data Provision Notice eMED3 (fit notes)

Data Provision Notice for the collection of anonymised data on patients who have been issued with a fit note under the Fit for Work scheme.

Data Provision Notice for dementia data 2017 - 2018

Data Provision Notice for dementia data 2017 - 2018. NHS England has decided to continue the dementia data 2016-17 collection for 2017-18. The dementia data 2017-18 collection will involve collecting the same counts of data that were collected in the dementia Data 2016-17 collection, with the addition of counts of data covering patients with dementia who have been prescribed anti-psychotic drugs.

Data Provision Notice for GP workload tool

Data Provision Notice for GP workload tool. NHS England wish to expand the existing Patient Online Management Information (POMI) data collection so that it includes additional data on patient appointments and, in particular, a measure of patient access to general practice referred to as the third next available appointment.

Data Provision Notice for individual GP level data

Data Provision Notice for individual GP level data. GP insight data is essentially a pilot that will explore the feasibility in collecting and reporting data at individual GP level across the entire general practice estate.

Data Provision Notice for national diabetes audit (core audit)

Data Provision Notice for National diabetes audit (core audit). the main national diabetes audit known as the core audit collects information from GP practices and specialist services to look at if people with diabetes are receiving their annual care checks and are achieving their treatment targets along with if they have been offered structured education.

Data Provision Notice for Patient Level information and Costing Systems (PLICS)

Data Provision Notice for Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS). This Data Provision Notice is collecting Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) from six pilot trusts who have been using PLIC Systems for several years. The data will enable testing and review of the draft new standards developed by NHS Improvement in relation to patient level costing, and allow further refinement and development to create a more accurate and appropriate data set of draft standards for issue or for further testing.

Data Provision Notice for Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) Acute 2017

Data Provision Notice for Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) Acute 2017

Data Provision Notice for patient level information and costing systems (PLICS) mental health pilot 2017

Data Provision Notice to support a Mandatory Request from NHS Improvement to NHS Digital. The information gathered from this collection will be used to enable NHS Improvement to perform its pricing and licensing functions under the Health and Social Care Act more effectively. NHS Improvement pilot sites, who have agreed to participate in this data collection exercise. Further information is available in Appendix B of this Data Provision Notice.

Data Provision Notice for Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) pilot 11

Data Provision Notice for the collection of Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) pilot 11

Data Provision Notice for recorded dementia diagnosis 2016 - 2017

Data Provision Notice for the collection of recorded dementia diagnosis data extended to include data broken down by age and gender.

Data Provision Notice for The Community Services Data Set (CSDS)

The Community Services Data Set (CSDS), is a patient level, output based, secondary uses data set which will deliver robust, comprehensive, nationally consistent and comparable person-centred information for people who are in contact with publicly-funded Community Services

Data Provision Notice for UK severe flu surveillance system

Data Provision Notice for UK severe flu surveillance system to support a direction from Public Health England on behalf of Department of Health to NHS Digital.

Data Provision Notice genetic testing rates for NHS Trusts in England - UKGTN Member laboratories

Data Provision Notice genetic testing rates for NHS Trusts in England - UKGTN Member laboratories

Data Provision Notice GP appointments data in support of winter pressures

Data Provision Notice for for GP appointments data in support of winter pressures. NHS Digital has been directed by NHS England and Department of Health to collect information about GP appointments in general practice. These appointment data will help to improve more effective planning and management of appointment capacity at local and regional level.

Data Provision Notice learning disabilities observatory

Data Provision Notice for the collection on behalf of Public Health England to support the production of a range of primary care indicators covering care quality for people with learning disability.

Data Provision Notice mental health services data set

The Mental Health Services data set is a patient level, output-based, secondary uses data set to deliver nationally consistent and comparable person-based information for children, young people and adults who are in contact with mental health, learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorder services.

Data Provision Notice NHS 111 Pathways NHS number

Data Provision Notice for NHS 111 Pathways NHS number

Data Provision Notice out of area placements collection (NHS providers) and (private providers)

The Mental Health Services data set is a patient level, output-based, secondary uses data set to deliver nationally consistent and comparable person-based information for children, young people and adults who are in contact with mental health, learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorder services.

Data Provision Notice out of area placements collection (NHS providers) and (private providers) version 2

The Mental Health Services data set is a patient level, output-based, secondary uses data set to deliver nationally consistent and comparable person-based information for children, young people and adults who are in contact with mental health, learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorder services.

Data Provision Notice patient objections management revised notice

Data Provision Notice: patient objections management revised notice published 2017 to cover extension of collection. Collection of patient identifiable data on Type 2 patient objections and aggregated data on Type 1 and Type 2 patient level objections.

Data Provision Notice: Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) enhanced dataset

Data Provision Notice for the collection of data about patients with FGM being treated across the NHS.

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