Community Information Data Set For Secondary Uses Overview

The Community Information Data Set provides national definitions for the data required to generate consistent PERSON-based data from care records, which should be used for reporting and to monitor and manage Community Health Service provision. 

The data collected in the Community Information Data Set is provided by Community Health Care Providers in England, and is in respect of any PATIENT in receipt of or referred to Community Health Services in England who is funded via an NHS Standard Contract for Community Services.

The Community Information Data Set is used by the Department of Health, commissioners of Community Health Services, providers of Community Health Services, and PATIENTS, as the data set provides:

The data will also be used for the following national and local purposes: