Secondary Uses Service

The Secondary Uses Service is designed to provide anonymous PATIENT-based data for purposes other than direct clinical care such as healthcare planning, commissioning, public health, clinical audit and governance, benchmarking, performance improvement, medical research and national policy development.

The Health and Social Care Information Centre Secondary Uses Service has overall responsibility for delivering the Secondary Uses Service to users, Commissioners and Providers of NHS funded care.

The Secondary Uses Service provides a consistent environment for the management and linkage of data, allowing better comparison of data across the care sector, together with associated analysis and reporting tools.

Further information about the Secondary Uses Service can be found on the Secondary Uses Service website.

 

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