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Secondary Uses Service (SUS) Guidance

SUS Guidance is a resource for SUS users on sending and accessing data, set-up and system support. For guidance on National Tariff/Payment by Results please refer to the SUS PbR Guidance page.

General guidance

SUS Essentials

  • Getting started with SUS
  • Security and confidentiality
  • Accessing data and data quality issues
  • SUS service availability and incident management
  • Data sender deployment

Sending data

Sending CDS data

  • using BULK or NET submission methods
  • merging organisations
  • Submitting anonymous and Legally Restricted codes (previously known as Sensitive codes)

Schema guidance

Sender registration

Accessing SUS

The portal user guide includes information on

  • browser requirements
  • access and authorisation
  • creating and scheduling extracts
  • Interchange tracking
  • error messages

Supporting guidance


SEM and PbR

Guidance on the differences and mapping between Standard Extract Mart SEM and PbR (Payment By Results).

SUS+ historical data request

Users requiring access to  historical data archive should complete this form and submit to National Service Desk for review.

Service announcements and outages

Monthly trust reports

The latest monthly trust reports are available on the operational support page.

Useful Links

Contact us

Please report any service issues via the ServiceNow Portal (log in required), or call 0300 303 5035.

Last edited: 1 December 2023 10:27 am