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Strategic Data Collection Service in the cloud (SDCS Cloud)

SDCS Cloud is the new way to submit data to NHS Digital

We are using moden data processing services to streamline and automate existing ways of collecting, processing and accessing data.  This gives us the power to process larger volumes of data, faster than ever before, whilst providing tools to manage incoming data and ensure it is accurate, 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 two-factor authentication 
  • a modern solution using cloud technology that integrates with our improved data processing services.  

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).

As with Mental Health and Maternity, the migration 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.

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

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

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: 16 October 2020 12:51 pm