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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 & Incident Management
  • Data Sender Deployment

SUS+ Essentials

How do I send data?

Sending CDS Data

  • Using BULK or NET submission methods
  • Merging organisations
  • Submitting Anonymous and Legally Restricted codes (previously known as Sensitive codes)

Submitting CDS Data To SUS


Schema Guidance

Wessex Schema for XML Suppliers v4.0


Sender Registration

SUS Registration Overview v1.2


How do I access SUS?

The SUS+ portal can be accessed via the following link:

Portal User Guide

Contains information on:

  • Browser Requirements
  • Access and Authorisation
  • Creating and scheduling extracts
  • Interchange tracking
  • Error Messages

SUS+ Portal User Guide

Google Chrome Installation Guide

NHS Digital Google Chrome Installation Guide v1.0

Managed Service Field Listings

Managed Service Field Listings

SEM and PbR

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

SEM vs. PbR Summary v1.0

SEM vs. PbR Mapping v1.0


SUS+ Historical Data Request

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

SUS+ Historical Data Request Form v1.0

Service Desk

Please report any service issues to the NHS Digital National Service Desk (NSD) via the NSD weblog tool (log in required), or call 0300 303 5035.

Service announcements and outages

Monthly trust reports

The latest monthly trust reports are available on the Operational Support page.

Last edited: 19 April 2021 10:02 am