The new tool for submitting data to NHS Digital
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 May 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 that applies from April 2020.
We’ll provide regular email updates to those registered BSP users and share how to submit using SDCS Cloud via show and tell webinars in the months running up to migration.
Data sets scheduled to move to SDCS Cloud
Data sets currently submitting using SDCS Cloud
What 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. Telephone: 0300 303 5035 or email: email@example.com.
Password resets and locked accounts
If you require a password reset, please contact the National Service Desk. Telephone: 0300 303 5035 or email: 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.
We are developing our data processing services to transform how we collect, process and use data to improve health and care.
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