NHS Digital Data Release Register - reformatted

NHS South Devon And Torbay Ccg

Project 1 — NIC-49723-K1L8L

Opt outs honoured: Y, N

Sensitive: Sensitive

When: 2016/12 — 2018/02.

Repeats: Ongoing

Legal basis: Section 251 approval is in place for the flow of identifiable data, Health and Social Care Act 2012

Categories: Identifiable, Anonymised - ICO code compliant, Identifiable

Datasets:

  • SUS (Accident & Emergency, Inpatient and Outpatient data)
  • Local Provider Data - Acute, Ambulance, Community, Demand for Service, Diagnostic Services, Emergency Care, Experience Quality and Outcomes, Mental Health, Other not elsewhere classified, Population Data, Primary Care
  • Mental Health Minimum Data Set
  • Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Data Set
  • Mental Health Services Data Set
  • Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set
  • Children and Young People's Health Services Data Set
  • Hospital Episode Statistics (Accident & Emergency, Admitted Patient Care, Outpatients)
  • Local Provider Data - Acute
  • Local Provider Data - Ambulance
  • Local Provider Data - Community
  • Local Provider Data - Demand for Service
  • Local Provider Data - Diagnostic Services
  • Local Provider Data - Emergency Care
  • Local Provider Data - Experience Quality and Outcomes
  • Local Provider Data - Mental Health
  • Local Provider Data - Other not elsewhere classified
  • Local Provider Data - Population Data
  • Local Provider Data - Primary Care
  • SUS Accident & Emergency data
  • SUS Admitted Patient Care data
  • SUS Outpatient data
  • Hospital Episode Statistics Accident and Emergency
  • Hospital Episode Statistics Admitted Patient Care
  • Hospital Episode Statistics Outpatients
  • SUS data (Accident & Emergency, Admitted Patient Care & Outpatient)

Benefits:

Invoice Validation 1. Financial validation of activity 2. CCG Budget control 3. Commissioning and performance management 4. Meeting commissioning objectives without compromising patient confidentiality 5. The avoidance of misappropriation of public funds to ensure the ongoing delivery of patient care Risk Stratification Risk stratification promotes improved case management in primary care and will lead to the following benefits being realised: 1. Improved planning by better understanding patient flows through the healthcare system, thus allowing commissioners to design appropriate pathways to improve patient flow and allowing commissioners to identify priorities and identify plans to address these. 2. Improved quality of services through reduced emergency readmissions, especially avoidable emergency admissions. This is achieved through mapping of frequent users of emergency services and early intervention of appropriate care. 3. Improved access to services by identifying which services may be in demand but have poor access, and from this identify areas where improvement is required. 4. Potentially reduced premature mortality by more targeted intervention in primary care, which supports the commissioner to meets its requirement to reduce premature mortality in line with the CCG Outcome Framework. 5. Better understanding of the health of and the variations in health outcomes within the population to help understand local population characteristics. All of the above lead to improved patient experience through more effective commissioning of services. Pseudonymised – SUS and Local Flows 1. Supporting Quality Innovation Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) to review demand management, integrated care and pathways. a. Analysis to support full business cases. b. Develop business models. c. Monitor In year projects. 2. Supporting Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for specific disease types. 3. Health economic modelling using: a. Analysis on provider performance against 18 weeks wait targets. b. Learning from and predicting likely patient pathways for certain conditions, in order to influence early interventions and other treatments for patients. c. Analysis of outcome measures for differential treatments, accounting for the full patient pathway. d. Analysis to understand emergency care and linking A&E and Emergency Urgent Care Flows (EUCC). 4. Commissioning cycle support for grouping and re-costing previous activity. 5. Enables monitoring of: a. CCG outcome indicators. b. Non-financial validation of activity. c. Successful delivery of integrated care within the CCG. d. Checking frequent or multiple attendances to improve early intervention and avoid admissions. e. Case management. f. Care service planning. g. Commissioning and performance management. h. List size verification by GP practices. i. Understanding the care of patients in nursing homes. 6. Feedback to NHS service providers on data quality at an aggregate and individual record level – only on data initially provided by the service providers. . Pseudonymised – Mental Health, Maternity, IAPT, CYPHS and DIDS 1. Supporting Quality Innovation Productivity and Prevention (QIPP) to review demand management, Integrated care and pathways. a. Analysis to support full business cases. b. Develop business models. c. Monitor In year projects. 2. Supporting Joint Strategic Needs Assessment (JSNA) for specific disease types. 3. Health economic modelling using: a. Analysis on provider performance against 18 weeks wait targets. b. Learning from and predicting likely patient pathways for certain conditions, in order to influence early interventions and other treatments for patients. c. Analysis of outcome measures for differential treatments, accounting for the full patient pathway. 4. Commissioning cycle support for grouping and re-costing previous activity. 5. Enables monitoring of: a. CCG outcome indicators. b. Non-financial validation of activity. c. Successful delivery of integrated care within the CCG. d. Checking frequent or multiple attendances to improve early intervention and avoid admissions. e. Case management. f. Care service planning. g. Commissioning and performance management. h. List size verification by GP practices. i. Understanding the care of patients in nursing homes. j. Feedback to NHS service providers on data quality at an aggregate and individual record level – only on data initially provided by the service providers. HES Accident & Emergency, Outpatients and Admitted Patient Care data flows only Using HES Data will lead to the following benefits being realised: 1. Monitoring trends and patterns in patient activity 2. Assess effective delivery of care 3. Supporting local service planning 4. Revealing health trends over time 5. Providing a basis for reference against national indicators of clinical quality using local HES data 6. Feedback to NHS service providers on data quality at an aggregate and individual record level – only on data initially provided by the service providers. By targeting the areas identified in NHS RightCare as being an outlier the CCG aims to use HES data to drill down into activity in those areas to further understand the differences between the CCG and the higher performing CCGs, to identify the opportunity for savings. The CCG will also be able to look into the differences in activity by provider, to understand differences in service provision that could be causing variation in spend. By performing this analysis, and by having the ability to benchmark ourselves against any other CCG, we will enable the CCG to ensure spend is concentrated on the areas that need it most, for instance in developing new services in primary care or trying to reduce inequalities in access to health care.

Outputs:

Invoice Validation 1. Addressing poor data quality issues 2. Production of reports for business intelligence 3. Budget reporting 4. Validation of invoices for non-contracted events Risk Stratification 1. As part of the risk stratification processing activity detailed above, GPs have access to the risk stratification tool which highlights patients for whom the GP is responsible and have been classed as at risk. The only identifier available to GPs is the NHS numbers of their own patients. Any further identification of the patients will be completed by the GP on their own systems. 2. Output from the risk stratification tool will provide aggregate reporting of number and percentage of population found to be at risk. 3. Record level output will be available for commissioners pseudonymised at patient level GP Practices will be able to view the risk scores for individual patients with the ability to display the underlying SUS data for the individual patients when it is required for direct care purposes by someone who has a legitimate relationship with the patient. Pseudonymised – SUS and Local Flows 1. Commissioner reporting: a. Summary by provider view - plan & actuals year to date (YTD). b. Summary by Patient Outcome Data (POD) view - plan & actuals YTD. c. Summary by provider view - activity & finance variance by POD. d. Planned care by provider view - activity & finance plan & actuals YTD. e. Planned care by POD view - activity plan & actuals YTD. f. Provider reporting. g. Statutory returns. h. Statutory returns - monthly activity return. i. Statutory returns - quarterly activity return. j. Delayed discharges. k. Quality & performance referral to treatment reporting. 2. Readmissions analysis. 3. Production of aggregate reports for CCG Business Intelligence. 4. Production of project / programme level dashboards. 5. Monitoring of acute / community / mental health quality matrix. 6. Clinical coding reviews / audits. 7. Budget reporting down to individual GP Practice level. 8. GP Practice level dashboard reports include high flyers. Pseudonymised – Mental Health, Maternity, IAPT, CYPHS and DIDS 1. Commissioner reporting: a. Summary by provider view - plan & actuals year to date (YTD). b. Summary by Patient Outcome Data (POD) view - plan & actuals YTD. c. Summary by provider view - activity & finance variance by POD. d. Planned care by provider view - activity & finance plan & actuals YTD. e. Planned care by POD view - activity plan & actuals YTD. f. Provider reporting. g. Statutory returns. h. Statutory returns - monthly activity return. i. Statutory returns - quarterly activity return. j. Delayed discharges. k. Quality & performance referral to treatment reporting. 2. Readmissions analysis. 3. Production of aggregate reports for CCG Business Intelligence. 4. Production of project / programme level dashboards. 5. Monitoring of mental health quality matrix. 6. Clinical coding reviews / audits. 7. Budget reporting down to individual GP Practice level. 8. GP Practice level dashboard reports include high flyers. HES The results of the analyses of the data will be used by the CCGs to support the discharge of their statutory duties. Outputs will include the routine and ad hoc production of: 1. Three Year commissioning plans 2. Commissioning intentions for providers 3. Input to Joint Strategic Needs Assessments in collaboration with Public Health 4. Inputs to Pioneer and Vanguard strategies 5. Support on NHS RightCare methodology The specific content of and target dates for these outputs will be different for the CCG to determine, although it is required to comply with national guidance published by the Department of Health, NHS England and others as appropriate. All outputs will be of aggregated data with small numbers suppressed in line with the HES Analysis Guide.

Processing:

Central Southern DSCRO (part of NHS Digital) will apply Type 2 objections (from 14th October 2016 onwards) before any identifiable data leaves the DSCRO. Invoice Validation 1. SUS Data is obtained from the SUS Repository to Central Southern DSCRO 2. Central Southern DSCRO pushes a one-way data flow of SUS data into the Controlled Environment for Finance (CEfF) located in the CCG. 3. The CEfF conduct the following processing activities for invoice validation purposes: a. Checking the individual is registered to the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) by using the derived commissioner field in SUS and associated with an invoice from the national SUS data flow to validate the corresponding record in the backing data flow b. Once the backing information is received, this will be checked against national NHS and local commissioning policies as well as being checked against system access and reports provided by the HSCIC to confirm the payments are: i. In line with Payment by Results tariffs ii. Are in relation to a patient registered with the CCG GP or resident within the CCG area. iii. The health care provided should be paid by the CCG in line with CCG guidance.  4. The CCG are notified that the invoice has been validated and can be paid. Any discrepancies or non-validated invoices are investigated and resolved Risk Stratification 1. Identifiable SUS data is obtained from the SUS Repository to Central Southern Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO). 2. Data quality management and standardisation of data is completed by Central Southern DSCRO and the data identifiable at the level of NHS number is transferred securely to the CCG, who hold the SUS data within the secure Data Centre on N3. 3. Identifiable GP Data is securely sent from the GP system to the CCG. 4. SUS data is linked to GP data in the risk stratification tool by the data processor. 5. As part of the risk stratification processing activity, GPs have access to the risk stratification tool within the data processor, which highlights patients with whom the GP has a legitimate relationship and have been classed as at risk. The only identifier available to GPs is the NHS numbers of their own patients. Any further identification of the patients will be completed by the GP on their own systems. 6. The CCG who hosts the risk stratification system that holds SUS data is limited to those administrative staff with authorised user accounts used for identification and authentication. 7. Once the CCG has completed the processing, access is available through the online system via a secure N3 connection to access the data pseudonymised at patient level Pseudonymised – SUS and Local Flows 1. Central Southern Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO) obtains a flow of data identifiable at the level of NHS number for Mental Health (MHSDS, MHMDS, MHLDDS), Maternity (MSDS), Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), Child and Young People’s Health (CYPHS) and Diagnostic Imaging (DIDS) for commissioning purposes. 2. Data quality management and pseudonymisation of data is completed by the CCG. Allowed linkage is between SUS data sets and local flows 3. Aggregation of required data for CCG management use can be completed by CCG 4. Patient level data will not be shared outside of the CCG and will only be shared within the CCG on a need to know basis, as per the purposes stipulated within the Data Sharing Agreement. External aggregated reports only with small number suppression in line with the HES analysis guide can be shared where contractual arrangements are in place. Pseudonymised – Mental Health, MSDS, IAPT, CYPHS and DIDS 1. Central Southern Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO) obtains a flow of data identifiable at the level of NHS number for Mental Health (MHSDS, MHMDS, MHLDDS) and Maternity (MSDS) Central Southern DSCRO also receive a flow of pseudonymised patient level data for each CCG for Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), Child and Young People’s Health (CYPHS) and Diagnostic Imaging (DIDS) for commissioning purposes 2. Data quality management and pseudonymisation of data is completed by Central Southern DSCRO and the pseudonymised data is then passed securely to the CCG 3. The CCG analyses the data to see patient journeys for pathway or service design, re-design and de-commissioning 4. Aggregation of required data for CCG management use is completed by the CCG 5. Patient level data will not be shared outside of the CCG and will only be shared within the CCG on a need to know basis, as per the purposes stipulated within the Data Sharing Agreement. External aggregated reports only with small number suppression in line with the HES analysis guide can be shared where contractual arrangements are in place. HES 1. Central Southern Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO) receives a flow of Pseudonymised data for HES pseudonymised using the HES pseudonymisation key. 2. Data quality management is completed by Central Southern DSCRO and the pseudonymised data is then passed securely to the CCG 3. The CCG analyses the data to see patient journeys for pathway or service design, re-design and de-commissioning 4. Aggregation of required data for CCG management use is completed by the CCG 6. Patient level data will not be shared outside of the CCG and will only be shared within the CCG on a need to know basis, as per the purposes stipulated within the Data Sharing Agreement. External aggregated reports only with small number suppression in line with the HES analysis guide can be shared where contractual arrangements are in place.

Objectives:

Invoice Validation As an approved Controlled Environment for Finance (CEfF), the CCG receives SUS data identifiable at the level of NHS number according to S.251 CAG 7-07(a) and (b)/2013. The data is required for the purpose of invoice validation. The NHS number is only used to confirm the accuracy of backing-data sets and will not be shared outside of the CEfF. Risk Stratification To use SUS data identifiable at the level of NHS number according to S.251 CAG 7-04(a) (and Primary Care Data) for the purpose of Risk Stratification. Risk Stratification provides a forecast of future demand by identifying high risk patients. This enables commissioners to initiate proactive management plans for patients that are potentially high service users. Risk Stratification enables GPs to better target intervention in Primary Care Pseudonymised – SUS and Local Flows To use pseudonymised data to provide intelligence to support commissioning of health services. The pseudonymised data is required to ensure that analysis of health care provision can be completed to support the needs of the health profile of the population within the CCG area based on the full analysis of multiple pseudonymised datasets. The CCGs commission services from a range of providers covering a wide array of services. Each of the data flow categories requested supports the commissioned activity of one or more providers. Pseudonymised – Mental Health, Maternity, IAPT, CYPHS and DIDS To use pseudonymised data for the following datasets to provide intelligence to support commissioning of health services : - Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS) - Mental Health Learning Disability Data Set (MHLDDS) - Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS) - Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS) - Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT) - Child and Young People Health Service (CYPHS) - Diagnostic Imaging Data Set (DIDS) The pseudonymised data is required to ensure that analysis of health care provision can be completed to support the needs of the health profile of the population within the CCG area based on the full analysis of multiple pseudonymised datasets. HES To use pseudonymised data for the following datasets to provide intelligence to support commissioning of health services : • Accident & Emergency, • Outpatients • Admitted Patient Care data flows only The pseudonymised data is required to ensure that analysis of health care provision can be completed to support the needs of the health profile of the population within the CCG area based on the full analysis of multiple pseudonymised datasets. The data will be used to: 1) Commission healthcare to the extent that the CCG considers necessary to meet the reasonable requirements of patients they are responsible for. 2) Act with a view to securing continuous improvements in the quality of services for patients and in outcomes with particular regard to clinical effectiveness, safety and patient experience. 3) Carry out functions effectively, efficiently and economically. 4) Have regard to the need to reduce inequalities between patients with respect to their ability to access health services and the outcomes achieved for them. 5) Inform the commissioning plan, in particular planning to reduce inequalities in access to services and outcomes achieved and planning to fulfil financial duties. No record level data will be linked other than as specifically detailed within this application/agreement. Data will only be shared with those parties listed and will only be used for the purposes laid out in the application/agreement. The data to be released from the NHS will not be national data, but only that data relating to the specific locality of interest of the applicant.