NHS Health Checks Data Set (Retired)

The NHS Health Checks Data Set is used toDATA EXTRACT SPECIFICATIONThe Department of Health and Social Care require NHS Primary Care System Suppliers to extract data, apply documented derivation rules and then securely transmit to NHS Digital, where the information will be validated and stored for Department of Health and Social Care analysis.

Overview

The NHS Health Checks Data Set  is used to

  • Support a uniform, quality and safe NHS Health Check Assessment  for all those eligible between the age of 40 and 74 in England.

  • Ensure that everyone who is eligible for the check will receive the same 'face to face' national offer wherever their check is conducted.

  • Help estimate the impact of the NHS Health Check Programme on local services and enable commissioners to be more responsive and effective in their commissioning of services to support the NHS Health Check Programme.

  • Provide a common and understood interface for Primary Care clinical system suppliers to support the process of risk assessment and PATIENT care.

  • Support the reporting of NHS Health Check Assessment data for performance management and research purposes.

DATA EXTRACT SPECIFICATION

The Department of Health and Social Care require NHS Primary Care System Suppliers to extract data, apply documented derivation rules and then securely transmit to  NHS Digital, where the information will be validated and stored for Department of Health and Social Care 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  NHS Digital  via an encrypted web based portal hosted at  NHS Digital. 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 NHS Digital.

Further guidance on the NHS Health Checks Data Set  can be found on the NHS Digital  website at:  NHS Health Check Data Set.

Specification

Also Known As

This data set is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Schema NHSHC
Short name NHS Health Checks