Data sets and the Bureau Service Portal


NHS Digital collects national service data to produce a number of data sets. The Systems and Service Delivery (SSD) team within NHS Digital host the Bureau Service Portal, a facility that allows centralised collection and processing of service data.

The Bureau Service Portal allows providers of relevant NHS services to upload their data at regular intervals. At the end of a given period the applications produce extracts for providers, commissioners and NHS Digital which can be downloaded.

Each data set using the portal is updated on a monthly basis. They are listed below, along with essential documents and links.

More about data sets from NHS Digital.

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT)

The IAPT data set contains record level data about the care of, and outcomes for, people accessing IAPT services.


More about the IAPT data set from NHS Digital and NHS England.

Maternity and Children's Data Set (MCDS)

The MCDS comprises the:

  • Community Services Data Set (CSDS) including CYPHS Data Set
  • Maternity Services Data Set (Maternity)

Download the CSDS (CYPHS) data user certificate:

Download the maternity data user certificate:

More about the MCDS from NHS Digital.

Mental Health Services data Set (MHSDS)

The MHSDS contains record level data about the care of children, young people and adults who are in contact with mental health, learning difficulties or autism spectrum disorder services.

Download the MHSDS data user certificate:

More about the MHSDS from NHS Digital.

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