Unintended Consequence of Moving the Inclusion Date
22 September 2022
On ingestion of an APC CDS record SUS+ updates the properties of the spell it is part of. If that spell is considered complete at that point the inclusion date a spell should be output in the Post-Reconciliation (freeze) reports is added to the record.
The inclusion date was changed last week to accommodate the bank holiday granted for the funeral of her late Majesty Queen Elizabeth. Last Thursday’s SUS+ release implemented the required code change.
Any July APC activity submitted before Thursday at approximately 1800 was stamped with the original inclusion date time of 202209191630 (the system clock is on GMT). July APC activity to close a spell that was submitted after 1800 on Thursday was stamped 202209201630. This latter activity was included in Post-Reconciliation APC snapshot extracts.
We are not able to re-run the inclusion process for September 2022.
July 2022 Post REC APC extracts will not have complete counts for the following extract types
Activity extracted for all other reports and activity types is not affected (ECDS and OP). Users can extract the latest position for July APC data in a ‘PbR Current’ extract.
SUS+ apologises for the inconvenience this has caused. We are now better informed in the unlikely event we need to change inclusion dates in the future.
SUS+ DSCRO extract performance
21 September 2022
Since the migration to Cloud on 03/09/2022, SUS+ has been experiencing a performance issue with DSCRO extracts that run heavy with secondary indexes.
This issue was not resolved before this month’s inclusion and so all DSCRO extracts stacked on inclusion and after are running slow on SUS+.
Due to the inclusion day moving from 19/09/2022 to 20/09/2022, SUS+ all extract delivery SLA is now 8am on 26/09/2022 (3 whole working days).
We apologise for the inconvenience, and we will resolve the issue as soon as possible.
2022/23 Updated Revised Final Tariff deployed in SUS+
20 September 2022
A further set of revised prices was published on 5 August 2022, this was deployed to SUS+ on 15 September 2022.
This follows an earlier revision published on 7 June 2022. In line with the intention of the pricing team at NHS England, SUS+ will apply both sets of revised prices:
- 7 June 2022 revision used for activity 1 April 2022 to 31 August 2022
- 5 August 2022 revision used for activity from 1 September 2022 onwards
Users can override this via the Advanced option in the SUS+ portal where the latest set of prices can be applied to the whole 22/23 financial year, or any selected period of activity.
SUS+ September 2022 Inclusion
12 September 2022
With the Bank Holiday for the State Funeral of Queen Elizabeth II being on Monday 19 September 2022, the September 2022 Inclusion has been moved in SUS+ to Tuesday 20 September 2022.
PbR Scheduled extracts and reports will now be triggered on and after 20 September 2022 at 5.30pm.
SUS+ Cloud migration update
6 September 2022
We have uncovered a performance issue with DSCRO extracts that have a wide range of Reasons For Access (RFA).
All interchanges, provider extracts, national extracts and DSCRO short range RFA extracts are running as expected.
We will look to resolve the performance issue as soon as possible but we ask all DSCROs to not run wide range RFA extracts on the SUS+ Portal until we resolve the issue.
Any wide range RFA extracts run yesterday that have not completed, will be re-run by SUS+ when the issue is resolved.
SUS+ Cloud migration
5 September 2022
SUS+ successfully migrated to the Cloud over the weekend of 3 September 2022, but we are working through a few performance issues with RIAK.
Please can you limit your use of the SUS+ portal until we resolve these few issues.
We will issue an updated position by end of today.