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Bureau Service Portal


NHS Digital hosts the Bureau Service Portal, a facility that allows centralised collection and processing of national health service data. We collect the data to produce a number of data sets, which can be used in health research, to inform policy, and to monitor and improve care.

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Access the Bureau Service Portal by logging in via OpenExeter.  An N3/HSCN connection is required. 

The Bureau Service Portal allows providers of relevant NHS services to upload their data at regular intervals. At the end of a given period the applications produce extracts for providers, commissioners and NHS Digital which can be downloaded.

Each data set using the portal is updated on a monthly basis. They are listed below, along with essential documents and links.

More data sets from NHS Digital.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

The IAPT data set contains record level data about the care of, and outcomes for, people accessing IAPT services.

Download the IAPT DUC Form.

More about the IAPT data set from NHS Digital and NHS England.

Maternity and Children's Data Set (MCDS)

The MCDS comprises the:

  • Community Services Data Set (CSDS) including CYPHS Data Set
  • Maternity Services Data Set (Maternity)

Download the CSDS (CYPHS) data user certificate Form

Download the maternity data user certificate form

More about the MCDS from NHS Digital.

Mental Health Services data Set (MHSDS)

The MHSDS contains record level data about the care of children, young people and adults who are in contact with mental health, learning difficulties or autism spectrum disorder services.

Download the MHSDS data user certificate form

More about the MHSDS from NHS Digital.

Contact details

Contact the Exeter helpdesk by emailing or by calling 0300 303 4034.

Last edited: 27 November 2018 6:02 pm