The Emergency Care Data Set began flowing to SUS+ in October 2017. It is the new Commissioning Data Set (CDS) Type 011 introduced in CDS Version 6.2.1. It will eventually replace the existing CDS Type 010 - Accident and Emergency CDS.
Introduction of the CDS 6.2.1 Type 011 ECDS brings with it changes to the submission frequency from monthly to weekly and eventually to daily.
Providers are expected to start with weekly submissions, moving to daily submissions as their business process and systems allow.
Daily submissions are incentivised from 1 April 2018 via the ECDS CQUIN.
There are a number of differences in the way ECDS is constructed and in the way it is received and processed by SUS+.