NHS Continuing Healthcare Patient Level Data Set Overview

Introduction

The NHS Continuing Healthcare Patient Level Data Set is PATIENT level, output based, secondary user data set. It delivers robust, comprehensive, nationally consistent and comparable PERSON centred information for people who are in receipt of, or whose eligibility is being assessed for, NHS Continuing Healthcare or NHS-funded Nursing Care. The data set does not include information about requests for an independent review of an NHS Continuing Healthcare eligibility decision.

As a secondary uses data set the NHS Continuing Healthcare Patient Level Data Set re-uses operational data for purposes other than direct PATIENT care. It defines the data items, definitions and associated value sets to be extracted or derived from local systems.

The data collected in the NHS Continuing Healthcare Patient Level Data Set covers all NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care ACTIVITY undertaken by Clinical Commissioning Groups (or other ORGANISATIONS acting on their behalf), in line with the NHS Continuing Healthcare (National Framework) in England.

The NHS Continuing Healthcare Patient Level Data Set is used by the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England and NHS Improvement, commissioners and PATIENTS, as the data set provides:

Data Collection

The NHS Continuing Healthcare Patient Level Data Set provides the definitions for data to:

Data is expected to be extracted and collated from the NHS Continuing Healthcare management systems used by Clinical Commissioning Groups to manage their  NHS Continuing Healthcare function.

Data will be reported monthly.

Submission Information

The NHS Continuing Healthcare Patient Level Data Set is submitted to NHS Digital  using the  NHS Continuing Healthcare Patient Level Data Set XML Schema.

Format Information

Data for submission will be formatted into an XML file as per the Technology Reference Data Update Distribution (TRUD) page at: NHS Data Model and Dictionary: DD XML Schemas.

For enquiries regarding the XML Schema, please contact NHS Digital at enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk.

Further Guidance

Further information and implementation guidance has been produced by NHS Digital and is available at: NHS Continuing Healthcare and NHS-funded Nursing Care (CHC).