NHS Digital Data Release Register - reformatted

Nec Software Solutions projects

10 data files in total were disseminated unsafely (information about files used safely is missing for TRE/"system access" projects).


NIC-321226-T4B8S Renewal — DARS-NIC-321226-T4B8S

Type of data: information not disclosed for TRE projects

Opt outs honoured: No - data flow is not identifiable, Anonymised - ICO Code Compliant, No (Does not include the flow of confidential data, , )

Legal basis: Health and Social Care Act 2012, Health and Social Care Act 2012 – s261(1) and s261(2)(b)(ii), Health and Social Care Act 2012 – s261(1) and s261(2)(b)(ii), Health and Social Care Act 2012 – s261(2)(b)(ii), Health and Social Care Act 2012 – s261(2)(a)

Purposes: No (Supplier, Commercial)

Sensitive: Non Sensitive, and Non-Sensitive

When:DSA runs 2017-04-01 — 2020-04-01 2017.12 — 2024.03.

Access method: Ongoing, One-Off

Data-controller type: HEALTHCARE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PARTNERSHIP (HQIP), HEALTHCARE QUALITY IMPROVEMENT PARTNERSHIP (HQIP), NHS ENGLAND (QUARRY HOUSE)

Sublicensing allowed: No

Datasets:

  1. Hospital Episode Statistics Admitted Patient Care
  2. HES-ID to MPS-ID HES Admitted Patient Care
  3. Hospital Episode Statistics Admitted Patient Care (HES APC)

Objectives:

1. Compliance Monitoring - Internal. The number of hip, knee, ankle, elbow, and shoulder joint replacement procedures submitted to HES are compared with the number of procedures submitted to the National Joint Registry (NJR) so that compliance rates with the NJR (a mandatory data collection) can be calculated. The NJR exists to monitor the performance of implants, hospitals, and surgeons with the aim of improving patient outcomes and patient safety. It is important that the data received by the NJR is as complete as possible, and monitoring compliance rates of Trusts is a key indicator of data quality.

2. Compliance Monitoring - External. Again, the count of hip, knee, ankle, elbow. and shoulder replacements in HES are compared, at a Trust level, to those submitted to the NJR in order to calculate Trust compliance rates. This information is reported via Annual Clinical Trust Reports so that Trust senior management can ensure that the completeness of the data submitted to the NJR will enable the NJR to report accurately on the outcomes of joint replacement surgery at a hospital and trust level. The compliance rate is also reported as part of NHS England's Clinical Outcomes Programme and made available via patient-focused websites: www.njrsurgeonhospitalprofile.org.uk and NHS Choices. Compliance with the NJR, as a data quality indicator, enables Trust management, surgeons, and patients to assess the NJR's ability to monitor patient outcomes and patient safety, with regards to joint replacement, at a hospital and trust level.

3. Best Practice Tariff - External Reporting. In order to encourage compliance with the NJR, NHS trusts are offered financial incentives under the Best Practice Tariff programme. These tariffs are intended to improve quality in the NHS by reducing variation in the outcomes of care and to promote best practice. In order to receive those financial rewards, trusts have to meet annually set target rates for compliance for hip and knee joint replacement surgery. The NJR compares the count of procedures in HES to those in the NJR and reports the compliance rates to the Best Practice Tariff team.

Yielded Benefits:

HES data has enabled the NJR to identify organisations where compliance does not meet expected levels and to work with those organisations to improve submission rates. By using the HES data as the basis of an audit within a hospital, data missing from the NJR has been added retrospectively. Audits have also improved the quality of data submitted by hospitals to HES. The use of HES data to report compliance publicly has provided a clear focus on those organisations who are not reaching the required levels of compliance and, hence, the quality of outcomes reporting for those organisations will not be as reliable as it could be. This public visibility of compliance rates has led to an improvement in the submission of data to the NJR by a number of hospitals with previously poor rates of compliance. Inclusion of NJR submissions (and patient consent rates) in the BPT by QIPP has also improved compliance with the NJR. HES data is used to report compliance rates to QIPP.

Expected Benefits:

By Objective:-
1. Without complete data, the NJR's effectiveness at monitoring performance is significantly reduced and the risks to patients increase.
2. Compliance with the NJR, as a data quality indicator, enables Trust management, surgeons, and patients to assess the NJR's ability to monitor patient outcomes and patient safety, with regards to joint replacement, at a hospital and trust level.
3. Increased compliance leads to improved data quality. If the NJR is unable to report those compliance rates to NHS England, trusts may be financially disadvantaged. This could have an indirect impact on a trust's ability to submit procedure data to the NJR, reducing the NJR's ability to effectively monitor the outcomes of joint replacement surgery and thus leading to a reduction in patient safety.

The NJR publishes Trust mortality rates and revision rates. If compliance is high Northgate can be sure of these patient outcome measures. By driving up compliance (and having a measure for it) Northgate are able to give the Trusts a measure of data quality.

Outputs:

By Objective:-
1. Specific Outputs. The Trust Compliance rate are published on the NJR Website and refreshed on a quarterly basis.
2. The Trust receives an Annual Report based on the data from that Trust, including performance outcomes (mortality rates and revision rates). The compliance for the
Trust is shown for the previous 3 fiscal years and is a measure of the quality of data submitted to NJR for that Trust.
3. The NJR Centre monitors Trust Compliance in order to ensure the data it receives is fit for purpose.

Processing:

Record level data is processed within Northgate’s ISO27001 compliant data centre. Only measure values, based on aggregate data are presented through a series of internet enabled reports. There is no physical connection between the values on the website and the record level data that is used to produce them. For NJR, the compliance rate is not affected by the issue of small numbers and therefore will not need to be suppressed.
For other products, no data linkage occurs between HES and any different datasets and the HES rules on small number suppression are applied throughout.
By objective:-
1. HES episodes are counted based on specific OPCS4 codes, Episode Dates and ProcCode3. These counts are compared to NJR Submissions for a Trust.
2. HES episodes are counted based on specific OPCS4 codes, Episode Dates and ProcCode3. These counts are compared to NJR Submissions for a Trust.
3. HES episodes are counted based on specific OPCS4 codes, Episode Dates and ProcCode3. These counts are compared to NJR Submissions for a Trust.