The new tool for submitting data to NHS Digital
The data sets currently submitted using SDCS Cloud are:
SDCS Cloud will provide:
- improved user experience and faster data quality feedback
- a secure solution using the cloud technology of the future which will integrate with our improved data processing services
SDCS Cloud is a completely new tool, and different from other existing SDCS collection tools, as it is being designed from the ground up to optimise use in the cloud.
It uses a two-factor authentication as the secure method of confirming user identity using a combination of two different factors.
It is also an internet-facing service that does not require an N3 or HSCN connection, making it easier for more providers to submit data.
SDCS and our improved data processing services
We are using modern data processing services to streamline and automate existing ways of collecting, processing and accessing data. This will give us the power to process larger volumes of data, faster than ever before, whilst providing the tools to manage incoming data to ensure it is accurate, useful and secure.
Registering for SDCS Cloud
To register for an SDCS Cloud account, please complete the relevant Data User Certificate (DUC) form found below.
If you encounter any problems when registering, please contact the National Service Desk 0300 303 5035 or by emailing email@example.com.
Password resets and locked accounts
If you require a password reset, please contact the National Service Desk 0300 303 5035 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Accounts not active for three months will be locked. If this happens, users should contact National Service Desk to unlock their account.
Organisation Data Service (ODS) code
If your organisation does not have an ODS code, they will need to register for one before they can complete the DUC form. Learn more about ODS codes.
Senior information risk owner (SIRO) register
Learn more about how users can find their SIRO.
User support and guidance
View the latest SDCS Cloud news.
Download the SDCS Cloud User Registration Guide.
Download the Password Policy Guidance.
Download the MHSDS Data Preparation Quick Start Guide
Download the SDCS Cloud Submission Guide.
Download the Intermediate Database Guidance
We are developing our data processing services to transform how we collect, process and use data to improve health and care.
The Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS) is a patient level data set that collects information on each stage of care for women as they go through pregnancy. As a secondary uses data set it re-uses clinical and operational data for purposes other than direct patient care.
All providers of specialist secondary mental health, learning disabilities and autism spectrum disorder services should submit to the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS). This page explains how.
Maintenance is planned on Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) Cloud at the following dates and times. The system may be unavailable during these times.
Latest news about the Strategic Data Collection Service in the Cloud (SDCS Cloud).