NHS Health Checks Data Set Overview

The NHS Health Checks Data Set is used to

DATA EXTRACT SPECIFICATION

The Department of Health require NHS Primary Care System Suppliers to extract data, apply documented derivation rules and then securely transmit to the Health and Social Care Information Centre, where the information will be validated and stored for Department of Health analysis.

The data extract consists of anonymised demographic data and a limited set of clinical observations. The data does not constitute the full PATIENT record.

Time period: The extract covers one calendar quarter.

Frequency: Reports are run quarterly, 6 weeks after the end of the quarter.

Format: Data for submission will be formatted into an XML file as per the NHS Health Checks Data Set Message.

Transmission: Electronic files are transmitted to the Health and Social Care Information Centre via an encrypted web based portal hosted at the Health and Social Care Information Centre. This web portal enables delegated system suppliers to submit data files in a secure manner across the Internet after derivation rules have been applied.

Guidance and information on derivation rules, READ format mappings and transmission protocols are available from the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

Further guidance on the NHS Health Checks Data Set can be found on the Health and Social Care Information Centre website at: NHS Health Check Data Set.