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When a patient or service user is treated or cared for, information is collected which supports their treatment. This information is also useful to commissioners and providers of NHS-funded care for 'secondary' purposes - purposes other than direct or 'primary' clinical care - such as:
- healthcare planning
- commissioning of services
- National Tariff reimbursement
- development of national policy
SUS is a secure data warehouse that stores this patient-level information in line with national standards and applies complex derivations which support national tariff policy and secondary analysis.
Access to SUS is managed using Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) which grants appropriate access levels to identifiable, anonymised or pseudonymised data based on the users job role.
Our Secondary Uses Service (SUS) user group meets monthly. Find out how to get involved, and download the agenda and minutes of our previous meetings.
The Data Landing Portal (DLP) allows data to be transferred securely between organisations through a centrally managed system.
SUS Data Quality Reporting (DQR) supports trusts by providing detailed analysis of their SUS data to highlight any potential data quality issues.
Why and how we process your data in the Secondary Uses Service (SUS)+ data: GDPR information and your rights.