NHS Digital Data Release Register - reformatted

NHS National Services Scotland

Opt outs honoured: N

Basis: Health and Social Care Act 2012

Format: Anonymised - ICO code compliant Non Sensitive

How often: Ongoing

When: unknown — 11/2016

HSCIC Id: DARS-NIC-391119-T4J3R-v0.1

Data: Hospital Episode Statistics Accident and Emergency

Data: Hospital Episode Statistics Admitted Patient Care

Data: Hospital Episode Statistics Outpatients

Project info

Output: Public Health and Intelligence intend to use the HES data to develop peer group comparison figures as part of predefined NHS Board area summary reports sitting on top of existing indicators used for benchmarking and monitoring

Activities: Data to be aggregated (small numbers suppressed) down to diagnosis and specialty levels to support construction of peer groups at hospital and specialty levels.

Objective: To enhance NSS Discovery - a benchmarking tool created in-house by NHS National Services Scotland (NSS) for Scottish NHS Boards.
NSS would like to use HES data to identify suitable peers from England where Scottish NHS Boards do not have sufficient or relevant peers for all or some of their hospitals within Scotland. Using comparative data in this way will allow Scottish hospitals to conduct robust benchmarking activities by measuring their performance against peers from around the UK and identify opportunities for improvement.

Benefits: To drive service improvements and patient care through regular monitoring of own performance compared to that of peers across a wide range of measures from a single benchmarking tool.

Source: NHS Digital.