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Strategic Data Collection Service in the cloud (SDCS Cloud)

The Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) in the cloud is the new way to submit data to NHS Digital.

Strategic Data Collection Service

We are using moden 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 accuarate, useful and secure. 

SDCS Cloud provides

  • an internet facing service that does not require an N3 or HSCN connection, allowing more providers to submit data
  • a secure method of confirming user identity using a combination of two different authentication factors
  • a modern solution using the cloud technology of the future which will integrate with our improved data processing services.  

User support and guidance

Latest news

The Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) and Community Services Data Set (CSDS) are moving from the legacy Bureau Service Portal (BSP) to NHS Digital’s Strategic Data Collection Service in the cloud (SDCS Cloud) from August 2020.

We’ll be reaching out to IAPT and CSDS submitters to develop the submission tool to cater for those data sets over the coming months. As with Mental Health and Maternity, the migration to the new system has been aligned with the move to the new data standard version for IAPT and CSDS.

More stories are available on the SDCS news page.

Service announcements and outages

SDCS Cloud guidance

Data collections

Data sets currently submitting using SDCS Cloud

Data set specific guidance for these collections and information on submission windows.  

Data sets scheduled to move to SDCS Cloud

IAPT and CSDS are moving to SDCS Cloud from August 2020. The migration to the new system is aligned to the new data standard.

 

Data set specific guidance for these collections and information on submission windows. 

Release History

Read more about the SDCS Cloud release history.

Contact details

Please report any service issues or queries to the National Service Desk. Telephone: 0300 303 5035 or email: ssd.nationalservicedesk@nhs.net.

Further information

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    Data User Certificate (DUC) forms

    Learn more about how to complete the Data User Certificate (DUC) form and how to register a SIRO or IAO to submit data through the Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS). The SDCS in the cloud is the new way to submit mental health and maternity services data to NHS Digital.

Last edited: 9 July 2020 7:39 am