Commissioning Data Set Mandated Data Flows

The minimum Commissioning Data Sets information flow requirement to enable Hospital Episode Statistics, 18 Weeks ACTIVITY reporting, and the National Tariff Payment System to be supported by the Secondary Uses Service is shown in the table below.

The Secondary Uses Service supports every CDS Type but only a subset is mandated to flow.

Commissioning Data Sets may flow to the Secondary Uses Service using either Net Change or Bulk Replacement Commissioning Data Set Submission Protocols.  Many Standard NHS Contracts between Health Care Providers and the commissioners of their SERVICES, now specify weekly submission of initially-coded data sets to the Secondary Uses Service.  The use of Net Change Commissioning Data Set Submission Protocols is recommended for submissions of this frequency.

CDS TYPE

DESCRIPTION

MIN FREQUENCY

 

DIRECTIVE

 

DATA FLOW

CDS
010
Accident And EmergencyMonthlyAccident and Emergency Attendances were mandated to flow nationally from 1st April 2005, see DSCN 32/2004All Accident and Emergency Attendances occurring during the time period being reported and defined by the Commissioning Data Set Submission Protocol being used.
CDS
011
Emergency CareWeeklyEmergency Care Attendances for EMERGENCY CARE DEPARTMENT TYPE 01 and 02 were mandated to flow nationally from 1st October 2017. See SCCI0092-2062

Emergency Care Attendances for EMERGENCY CARE DEPARTMENT TYPES 03 and 04 were mandated to flow from October 2018.  See SCCI0092-2062
Data is expected to flow on a daily basis where possible, but a weekly frequency is the minimum requirement.
CDS
020
Out-Patient

 
MonthlyOut-Patient Attendance Commissioning Data Sets (including Ward Attenders) were mandated to be submitted to the Secondary Uses Service from 1st October 2001, see DSCN 05/2001.

Out-Patient Attendance Commissioning Data Set records where the activity relates to a Referral To Treatment Period Included In Referral To Treatment Consultant-Led Waiting Times Measurement must include the PATIENT PATHWAY data group items, from 1st October 2009.

NURSE and MIDWIFE attendances and Attendances for nursing care were enabled to be carried in the Out-Patient Attendance Commissioning Data Set from 1 April 2005, DSCN 32/2004 Other Care Professional Attendances where an appropriate Treatment Function exists may also be submitted.

Out-patient records where the activity relates to the Allied Health Professional Referral To Treatment Measurement standard must be submitted to the Secondary Uses Service (in accordance with ISN ISB0092 Amd 06/2011, and must include the PATIENT PATHWAY data group data items.  Note that this is only supported in Commissioning Data Set version 6-2 onwards, with the introduction of data element WAITING TIME MEASUREMENT TYPE.
Due to the high volumes involved, these are often submitted on a weekly basis.
CDS
021
Future Out-PatientsAs Required for pilotingFrom 01/01/2008, submissions to support local activities and commissioning will be supported for piloting purposes only. 
CDS
030
Elective Admission List
End of Period
(Standard)
Monthly if usedAll Providers should endeavour to support this data flow.

Elective Admission List End of Period Census (Standard) Commissioning Data Set records where the activity relates to a Referral To Treatment Period Included In Referral To Treatment Consultant-Led Waiting Times Measurement must include the PATIENT PATHWAY data group items, from 1st October 2009.

All entries where at the end of the time period being reported and defined by the Commissioning Data Set Submission Protocol, the PATIENT remains on the ELECTIVE ADMISSION LIST.
Optionally and by local agreement with commissioners, entries relating to the PATIENTS that have been removed from the ELECTIVE ADMISSION LIST may be included.
CDS
040
Elective Admission List
End of Period
(New)
Monthly if usedOptionalMay be submitted where the Commissioner has been changed during the time period reported.
CDS
050
Elective Admission List
End of Period
(Old)
Monthly if usedOptionalMay be submitted where the Commissioner has been changed during the time period reported.
CDS
060
Elective Admission List
Event During Period
(Add)
Monthly if usedOptional

Elective Admission List Event During Period (Add) Commissioning Data Set records where the activity relates to a Referral To Treatment Period Included In Referral To Treatment Consultant-Led Waiting Times Measurement must include the PATIENT PATHWAY data group items, from 1st October 2009. 

May be submitted where an entry has been added to the ELECTIVE ADMISSION LIST during the time period reported.
CDS
070
Elective Admission List
Event During Period
(Remove)
Monthly if usedOptional

Elective Admission List Event During Period (Remove) Commissioning Data Set records where the activity relates to a Referral To Treatment Period Included In Referral To Treatment Consultant-Led Waiting Times Measurement must include the PATIENT PATHWAY data group items, from 1st October 2009. 

May be submitted where an entry has been removed from the ELECTIVE ADMISSION LIST during the time period reported.
CDS
080
Elective Admission List
Event During Period
(Offer)
Monthly if usedOptional

Elective Admission List Event During Period (Offer) CDS records where the activity relates to a Referral To Treatment Period Included In Referral To Treatment Consultant-Led Waiting Times Measurement must include the PATIENT PATHWAY data group items, from 1st October 2009. 

May be submitted where an offer has been made during the time period reported.
CDS
090
Elective Admission List
Event During Period
(Available / Unavailable)
Monthly if usedOptionalMay be submitted where a patient becomes Available or Unavailable during the time period reported.
CDS
100
Elective Admission List
Event During Period
(Old Service Agreement)
Monthly if usedOptionalMay be submitted where the Commissioner has been changed during the time period reported.
CDS
110
Elective Admission List
Event During Period
(New Service Agreement)
Monthly if usedOptionalMay be submitted where the Commissioner has been changed during the time period reported.
CDS
120
Finished Birth EpisodeMonthlyAll finished Admitted Patient Care data must be submitted "at least monthly" (EL - Dec 1995).
This includes Non-Contract Activity.
All Episodes that have finished relevant to the time period defined by the Commissioning Data Set Submission Protocol being used.
CDS
130
Finished General EpisodeMonthlyAll finished Admitted Patient Care data must be submitted "at least monthly" (EL - Dec 1995).

This includes Non-Contract Activity.

Finished General Episode Commissioning Data Set records where the activity relates to a Referral To Treatment Period Included In Referral To Treatment Consultant-Led Waiting Times Measurement must include the PATIENT PATHWAY data group items, from 1st October 2009. 

All Episodes that have finished relevant to the time period defined by the Commissioning Data Set Submission Protocol being used.
CDS
140
Finished Delivery EpisodeMonthlyAll finished Admitted Patient Care data must be submitted "at least monthly" (EL - Dec 1995).
This includes Non-Contract Activity.
All Episodes that have finished relevant to the time period defined by the Commissioning Data Set Submission Protocol being used.
CDS
150
Other BirthMonthlyThis includes Home Birth.All Episodes that have finished relevant to the time period defined by the Commissioning Data Set Submission Protocol being used.
CDS
160
Other DeliveryMonthlyThis includes Home Delivery.All Episodes that have finished relevant to the time period defined by the Commissioning Data Set Submission Protocol being used.
CDS
170
The Detained and/or Long Term Psychiatric CensusAnnuallyRequired by the NHS Digital.

May optionally be sent more regularly, usually monthly.
Reflects data as at the 31st March each year.
All Episodes that are relevant to the time period defined by the Commissioning Data Set Submission Protocol being used.
CDS
180
Unfinished Birth EpisodeAnnuallyThe Annual Census / Unfinished Census. Required by the NHS Digital.

May optionally be sent more regularly, usually monthly.

Data relating to episodes that were unfinished as at midnight on 31st March and have not been included in the Detained and/or Long Term Psychiatric Census, and have not been submitted to the Secondary Uses Service in either Finished or Unfinished Commissioning Data Set data, must be submitted to the Secondary Uses Service.
CDS
190
Unfinished General EpisodeAnnuallyThe Annual Census / Unfinished Census. Required by the NHS Digital

May optionally be sent more regularly, usually monthly.

Unfinished General Episode Commissioning Data Set records where the activity relates to a Referral To Treatment Period Included In Referral To Treatment Consultant-Led Waiting Times Measurement must include the PATIENT PATHWAY data group items, from 1st October 2009.

Data relating to episodes that were unfinished as at midnight on 31st March and have not been included in the Detained and/or Long Term Psychiatric Census, and have not been submitted to the Secondary Uses Service in either Finished or Unfinished Commissioning Data Set data, must be submitted to the Secondary Uses Service.
CDS
200
Unfinished Delivery EpisodeAnnuallyThe Annual Census / Unfinished Census. Required by the NHS Digital

May optionally be sent more regularly, usually monthly.

Data relating to episodes that were unfinished as at midnight on 31st March and have not been included in the Detained and/or Long Term Psychiatric Census, and have not been submitted to the Secondary Uses Service in either Finished or Unfinished Commissioning Data Set data, must be submitted to the Secondary Uses Service.
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