NHS Digital Data Release Register - reformatted

NHS Surrey Heartlands Icb - 92a projects

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


Integrated Commissioning Surrey Heartlands — DARS-NIC-463170-V2K1Y

Opt outs honoured: Anonymised - ICO Code Compliant (Does not include the flow of confidential data)

Legal basis: Health and Social Care Act 2012 - s261 - 'Other dissemination of information'

Purposes: No (Sub ICB Location)

Sensitive: Sensitive

When:DSA runs 2021-11-01 — 2024-10-31

Access method: Frequent Adhoc Flow

Data-controller type: NHS SURREY HEARTLANDS ICB - 92A, SURREY COUNTY COUNCIL

Sublicensing allowed: No

Datasets:

  1. Acute-Local Provider Flows
  2. Adult Social Care
  3. Ambulance-Local Provider Flows
  4. Children and Young People Health
  5. Civil Registration - Births
  6. Civil Registration - Deaths
  7. Community Services Data Set
  8. Community-Local Provider Flows
  9. Demand for Service-Local Provider Flows
  10. Diagnostic Imaging Dataset
  11. Diagnostic Services-Local Provider Flows
  12. Emergency Care-Local Provider Flows
  13. e-Referral Service for Commissioning
  14. Experience, Quality and Outcomes-Local Provider Flows
  15. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set_v1.5
  16. Maternity Services Data Set
  17. Medicines dispensed in Primary Care (NHSBSA data)
  18. Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Data Set
  19. Mental Health Minimum Data Set
  20. Mental Health Services Data Set
  21. Mental Health-Local Provider Flows
  22. National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring DataSet (NCWTMDS)
  23. National Diabetes Audit
  24. Other Not Elsewhere Classified (NEC)-Local Provider Flows
  25. Patient Reported Outcome Measures
  26. Personal Demographic Service
  27. Population Data-Local Provider Flows
  28. Primary Care Services-Local Provider Flows
  29. Public Health and Screening Services-Local Provider Flows
  30. Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
  31. SUS for Commissioners

Objectives:

One of the key changes under the new Health and Social Care bill is the creation of 42 Integrated Care Systems (ICS) constituted of new legal entities which replace CCGs. As this agreement is coming into existence shortly prior to the expected date of this change, it is understood that it is likely there will need to be a new, closely related agreement put in place well before the end date stated here.

Commissioning
To use pseudonymised data to provide intelligence to support the commissioning of health services. The data (containing both clinical and financial information) is analysed so that health care provision can be planned to support the needs of the population within the CCG area.

The CCG 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. With Integrated Care Systems (ICS) due to become legal entities during 2022, the CCG is already working closely with some of its' ICS members.

Surrey Heartlands are putting in place Integrated Commissioning Teams (for Children’s and Adult Services) including CCG and Local Authority staff and want to enable access to patient level pseudonymised NHS data, rather than aggregated data only.

The following pseudonymised datasets are required to provide intelligence to support commissioning of health services:
- Secondary Uses Service (SUS+)
- Local Provider Flows
o Acute
o Ambulance
o Community
o Demand for Service
o Diagnostic Service
o Emergency Care
o Experience, Quality and Outcomes
o Mental Health
o Other Not Elsewhere Classified
o Population Data
o Primary Care Services
o Public Health Screening
- 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)
- Community Services Data Set (CSDS)
- Diagnostic Imaging Data Set (DIDS)
- National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set (CWT)
- Civil Registries Data (CRD) (Births and Deaths)
- National diabetes Audit (NDA)
- Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)
- e-Referral Service (e-RS)
- Personal Demographics Service (PDS)
- Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI)
- Medicines Dispensed in Primary Care (NHSBSA Data)
- Adult Social Care

The pseudonymised data is required to for the following purposes:
§ Population health management:
· Understanding the interdependency of care services
· Targeting care more effectively
§ Data Quality and Validation – allowing data quality checks on the submitted data
§ Thoroughly investigating the needs of the population, to ensure the right services are available for individuals when and where they need them
§ Understanding cohorts of residents who are at risk of becoming users of some of the more expensive services, to better understand and manage those needs
§ Monitoring population health and care interactions to understand where people may slip through the net, or where the provision of care may be being duplicated
§ Modelling activity across all data sets to understand how services interact with each other, and to understand how changes in one service may affect flows through another
§ Service redesign
§ Health Needs Assessment – identification of underlying disease prevalence within the local population
§ Patient stratification and predictive modelling - to highlight cohorts of patients at risk of requiring hospital admission and other avoidable factors such as risk of falls, computed using algorithms executed against linked de-identified data, and identification of future service delivery models
§ Demand Management - to improve the care service for patients by predicting the impact on certain care pathways and support the secondary care system in ensuring enough capacity to manage the demand.
§ Support measuring the health, mortality or care needs of the total local population.
§ Provide intelligence about the safety and effectiveness of medicines.
§ Allow analysis of patient pathways across healthcare and social care.

Processing of the Medicines Dispensed in Primary Care (NHSBSA Data) dataset is only permitted to provide intelligence about the safety and effectiveness of medicines, as specified by the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA) Medicines Data Directions 2019.

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 areas based on the full analysis of multiple pseudonymised datasets.

Processing for commissioning will be conducted by NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit, Edge Health Limited and Optum Health Solutions UK Limited.

Yielded Benefits:

The CCG has recently published their annual report for 2020/21 - https://www.surreyheartlandsccg.nhs.uk/documents/documents/about-us/our-publications/annual-report/625-210617-annual-report-and-accounts-2020-21-syheartlandsccg/file This report highlights the achievements made during the year, of which some would only have been achieved by using the data from NHS Digital. Extract (Page 64) from link above: • Frailty Crisis Response. Setting up a virtual frailty decision unit in April 2020 to ensure only appropriate patients go to A&E and that an appropriate community response is available. • In primary care, the pandemic accelerated the delivery of digital services for patients, complementing traditional access, such as telephone and face-to-face. Over 90% of the population have access to a practice website that allows for self-care, self-referral (to services such as IAPT) and to submit an ‘online consulting’ request to the practice about non-urgent issues. • The GP Integrated Mental Health Service for mental health launched in 2019 in North Guildford PCN, expanded to include the East Guildford area in 2020. To date, this has been a high volume service and by June 2020 over 2,100 patients had been seen across three sites. Satisfaction with the service is high and GPs have also reported that people who were frequently attending services in the past are no longer attending as frequently because they are now getting the support they need. • A rapidly agreed end-of-life care medicines pathway to support clinicians to access vital medicines out-of-hours during the pandemic so patients can die well at home, with medication to manage their symptoms. • The introduction of virtual consultations, which has included both work to support the process and resolving any issues, as well as leading transformational change where the alliance is using data to identify new and improved models of care for local people. By September 2020, between 50- 65% of consultations were carried out via a virtual consultation (including both telephone and video appointments). • Launching a ‘Reconnections’ service to address social isolation and loneliness in people over the age of 65 years, helping people to stay independent and in their own homes for longer and reducing the need for health interventions. Between November 2020 and February 2021 over 30 individuals were supported through the service. • The alliance has also expanded its Population Health Management pilot to now include the whole Integrated Care Partnership (ICP) area, using data to proactively identify patient cohorts that could be at greater risk and develop targeted interventions to improve their health and wellbeing. • … the ICP were chosen as regional winners of the Care and Compassion Award in the NHS Parliamentary Awards for its community palliative care response during the Covid-19 pandemic. Nominated by Rt Hon Jeremy Hunt MP for South West Surrey, the award acknowledged the collaboration achieved across the ICP during a challenging time. Further information about other achievements and future priorities can be found within the report.

Expected Benefits:

COMMISSIONING
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. Financial and 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Better understanding of the health of and the variations in health outcomes within the population to help understand local population characteristics.
12. Better understanding of contract requirements, contract execution, and required services for management of existing contracts, and to assist with identification and planning of future contracts
13. Insights into patient outcomes, and identification of the possible efficacy of outcomes-based contracting opportunities.
13. Insights into patient outcomes, and identification of the possible efficacy of outcomes-based contracting opportunities.
14. Reviewing current service provision
a. Cost-benefit analysis and service impact assessments to underpin service transformation across health economy
b. Service planning and re-design (development of NMoC and integrated care pathways, new partnerships, working with new providers etc.)
c. Impact analysis for different models or productivity measures, efficiency and experience
d. Service and pathway review
e. Service utilisation review
15. Ensuring compliance with evidence and guidance
a. Testing approaches with evidence and compliance with guidance.
16. Monitoring outcomes
a. Analysis of variation in outcomes across population group
17. Understanding how services impact across the health economy
a. Service evaluation
b. Programme reviews
c. Analysis of productivity, outcomes, experience, plan, targets and actuals
d. Assessing value for money and efficiency gains
e. Understanding impact of services on health inequalities
18. Understanding how services impact on the health of the population and patient cohorts
a. Measuring and assessing improvement in service provision, patient experience & outcomes and the cost to achieve this
b. Propensity matching and scoring
c. Triple aim analysis
19. Understanding future drivers for change across health economy
a. Forecasting health and care needs for population and population cohorts across STPs
b. Identifying changes in disease trends and prevalence
c. Efficiencies that can be gained from procuring services across wider footprints, from new innovations
d. Predictive modelling
20. Delivering services that meet changing needs of population
a. Analysis to support policy development
b. Ethical and equality impact assessments
c. Implementation of NMOC
d. What do next years contracts need to include?
e. Workforce planning
21. Maximising services and outcomes within financial envelopes across health economy
a. What-if analysis
b. Cost-benefit analysis
c. Health economics analysis
d. Scenario planning and modelling
e. Investment and disinvestment in services analysis
f. Opportunity analysis
22. Providing greater understanding of the underlying courses and look to commission improved supportive networks, this would be ongoing work which would be continually assessed.
23. Insight to understand the numerous factors that play a role in the outcome for both datasets. The linkage will allow the reporting both prior to, during and after the activity, to provide greater assurance on predictive outcomes and delivery of best practice.
24. Provision of indicators of health problems, and patterns of risk within the commissioning region.
25. Support of benchmarking for evaluating progress in future years.
26. Allow reporting to drive changes and improve the quality of commissioned services and health outcomes for people.
27. Assists commissioners to make better decisions to support patients and drive changes in health care
28. Allows comparisons of providers performance to assist improvement in services – increase the quality
29. Allow analysis of health care provision to 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.
30. To evaluate the impact of new services and innovations (e.g. if commissioners implement a new service or type of procedure with a provider, they can evaluate whether it improves outcomes for patients compared to the previous one).
31. Monitoring of entire population, as a pose to only those that engage with services
32. Enable Commissioners to be able to see early indications of potential practice resilience issues in that an early warning marker can often be a trend of patients re-registering themselves at a neighbouring practice.
33. Monitor the quality and safety of the delivery of healthcare services.
34. Allow focused commissioning support based on factual data rather than assumed and projected sources.
Understand admissions linked to overprescribing.
35. Add value to the population health management workstream by adding prescribing data into linked dataset for segmentation and stratification.
36.Understand admissions linked to overprescribing.
37. Developing, through evaluation of person-level data, more effective prevention strategies and interventions across a pathway or care setting involving adult social care
38. Designing and implementing new payment models across health and adult social care
39.Understanding current and future population needs and resource utilisation for local strategic planning and commissioning purposes including for health, social care and public health needs.

Outputs:

COMMISSIONING
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.
9. Comparators of CCG performance with similar CCGs as set out by a specific range of care quality and performance measures detailed activity and cost reports
10. Data Quality and Validation measures allowing data quality checks on the submitted data
11. Contract Management and Modelling
12. Patient Stratification, such as:
o Patients at highest risk of admission
o High cost activity uses
o Frail and elderly
o Patients that are currently in hospital
o Patients with most referrals to secondary care
o Patients with most emergency activity
o Patients with most expensive prescriptions
o Patients recently moving from one care setting to another
i. Discharged from hospital
ii. Discharged from community
13. Identifying and managing preventable and existing conditions
a. Identifying types of individuals and population cohorts at risk of non-elective re-admission
b. Risk stratification to identify populations suitable for case management
c. Risk profiling and predictive modelling
d. Risk stratification for planning services for population cohorts
e. Identification of disease incidence and diagnosis stratification
14. Reducing health inequalities
a. Identifying cohorts of patients who have worse health outcomes typically deprived, ethnic groups, homeless, travellers etc. to enable services to proactively target their needs
b. Socio-demographic analysis
15. Managing demand
a. Waiting times analysis
b. Service demand and supply modelling
c. Understanding cross-border and overseas visitor
d. Winter planning
e. Emergency preparedness, business continuity, recovery and contingency planning
16. Care co-ordination and planning
a. Planning packages of care
b. Service planning
c. Planning care co-ordination
17. Monitoring individual patient health, service utilisation, pathway compliance experience & outcomes across the heath and care system
a. Patient pathway analysis across health and care
b. Outcomes & experience analysis
c. Analysis to support anti-terror initiatives
d. Analysis to identify vulnerable patients with potential safeguarding issues
e. Understanding equity of care and unwarranted variation
f. Modelling patient flow
g. Tracking patient pathways
h. Monitoring to support New Models of Care
i. Identifying duplications in care
j. Identifying gaps in care, missed diagnoses and triple fail events
k. Analysing individual and aggregated timelines
18. Undertaking budget planning, management and reporting
a. Tracking financial performance against plans
b. Budget reporting
c. Tariff development
d. Developing and monitoring capitated budgets
e. Developing and monitoring individual-level budgets
f. Future budget planning and forecasting
g. Paying for care of overseas visitors and cross-border flow
19. Monitoring the value for money
a. Service-level costing & comparisons
b. Identification of cost pressures
c. Cost benefit analysis
d. Equity of spend across services and population cohorts
e. Finance impact assessment
20. Comparing population groups, peers, national and international best practice
a. Identification of variation in productivity, cost, outcomes, quality, experience, compared with peers, national and international & best practice
b. Benchmarking against other parts of the country
c. Identifying unwarranted variations
21. Comparing expected levels
a. Standardised comparisons for prevalence, activity, cost, quality, experience, outcomes for given populations
22. Comparing local targets & plan
a. Monitoring of local variation in productivity, cost, outcomes, quality and experience
b. Local performance dashboards by service provider, commissioner, geography, New Model of Care (NMOC)
23. Monitoring activity and cost compliance against contract and agreed plans
a. Contract monitoring
b. Contract reconciliation and challenge
c. Invoice validation
24. Monitoring provider quality, demand, experience and outcomes against contract and agreed plans
a. Performance dashboards
b. Commissioning for QUality INnovation reporting
c. Clinical audit
d. Patient experience surveys
e. Demand, supply, outcome & experience analysis
f. Monitoring cross-border flows and overseas visitor activity
25. Improving provider data quality
a. Coding audit
b. Data quality validation and review
c. Checking validity of patient identity and commissioner assignment.
26. Validation for payment approval, ability to validate that claims are not being made after an individual has died, like Oxygen services.
27. Validation of programs implemented to improve patient pathway e.g. High users unable to validate if the process to help patients find the best support are working or did the patient die.
28. Clinical - understand reasons why patients are dying, what additional support services can be put in to support.
29. Understanding where patients are dying e.g. are patients dying at hospitals due to hospices closing due to Local authorities withdrawing support, or is there a problem at a particular trust.
30. Removal of patients from Risk Stratification reports.
31. Re births provide a one stop shop of information, Births are recorded in multiple sources covering hospital and home births, a chance to overlook activity
32. Suppressed aggregated results that can be shared across the South Central and West area for bench-marking purposes
33. Manage demand - by understanding the quantity of assessments required, CCGs are able to improve the care service for patients by predicting the impact on certain care pathways and ensure the secondary care system has enough capacity to manage the demand.
34. In improving the quality of referrals under current structures, CCGs are able to monitor the timing of key actions relating to referral letters. CCG’s are unable to see the contents of the referral letters.
35. CCGs may identify low priority procedures which could be directed to community-based alternatives and as such commission these services and deflect referrals for low priority procedures resulting in a reduction in hospital referrals.
36. Using pseudonymised e-RS data to provide intelligence will support the understanding of the quantity of assessments required and demand management. CCGs will be able to improve the care service for patients by predicting the impact on certain care pathways and support the secondary care system in ensuring enough capacity to manage the demand.
37.Allow Commissioners to better protect or improve the public health of the total local patient population
38.Allow Commissioners to plan, evaluate and monitor health and social care policies, services, or interventions for the total local patient population
39.Allow Commissioners to compare their providers (trusts) mortality outcomes to the national baseline.
40.Investigate mortality outcomes for trusts.
41.Linking prescribing habits to entry points into the health and social care system
42.Identify, quantify and understand cohorts of patient’s high numbers of different medications (polypharmacy).
43.Monitoring, at a population level, particular cohorts of service users and designing analytical models which support more effective interventions in health and adult social care.
44.Monitoring service and integrated care outcomes across a pathway or care setting involving adult social care.

The outputs, as part of the NHS England Wave 2 PHM Optum national programme will identify patient cohorts and inequalities in outcome, spend and opportunity for further investigation, with a view to improving service delivery and patient health outcomes.
Wave 2 PHM will also begin to develop the CCG capability to undertake actuarial analysis of linked datasets from multiple care settings to develop further the understanding of the wider determinants of health across the population.


Key achievements and developments during the 2020/21 year include:
• Publication of the Thematic Review Deaths of Children and Young People through probable suicide 2014-2020
• Publication of the Surrey Child Death Review Partnership Sudden Unexpected Death in Infancy, a thematic review 2014-2020
• Fully resourced Safeguarding, Looked after Children and Child Death Review Team
• Have continued to meet timescales for rapid reviews
• Participated in the Local Safeguarding Practice Reviews, Domestic Homicide Review’s and Safeguarding Adults Reviews
• Have undertaken a safeguarding audit for primary care
• Have undertaken a pilot care home safeguarding audit
• Continued to work with partners to share best practice, learning and develop ways of monitoring compliance with safeguarding children and adults and looked after children requirements in services commissioned
• Continued to develop an integrated approach, which reflects the “think family” philosophy, supporting a range of developments across the partnership.

Processing:

PROCESSING CONDITIONS:
Data must only be used for the purposes stipulated within this Data Sharing Agreement. Any additional disclosure / publication will require further approval from NHS Digital.

Data Processors must only act upon specific instructions from the Data Controller.

Data can only be stored at the addresses listed under storage addresses.

All access to data is managed under Role-Based Access Controls. Users can only access data authorised by their role and the tasks that they are required to undertake.

Patient level data will not be linked other than as specifically detailed within this Data Sharing Agreement. Data released will only be shared with those parties listed and will only be used for the purposes laid out in the application/agreement.

NHS Digital reminds all organisations party to this agreement of the need to comply with the Data Sharing Framework Contract requirements, including those regarding the use (and purposes of that use) by “Personnel” (as defined within the Data Sharing Framework Contract ie: employees, agents and contractors of the Data Recipient who may have access to that data)

ONWARD SHARING:
There is no requirement for the analytical teams to re-identify patients, but in the development of cohorts of patients considered to be at risk, the data controllers may need the facility to provide identifiable results back to direct healthcare professionals or local authority direct care staff only for the purpose of direct care. All re-id requests will be processed and authorised by the DSCRO on a case by case basis. National data opt outs are not applied in these cases as they are for the purposes of direct care which follows the legal basis of implied consent.

An example of a request for the re-id of patients for direct care may be;

A&E High Attendance usage
The CCG can filter data to show for example the number of A&E attendances in a given period for each patient. The CCG can then flag to the relevant GP of the patient any patients that require intervention. An outcome of this is earlier intervention in the patient(s) care thus potentially reducing future costs and minimising future risk.

Polypharmacy re-IDs
CCG's can request re-ID of a list of patients to be sent to the relevant GP with a high number of medications (ingredient count) and review the medication for these patients. This can help address the risk of polypharmacy which is recognised as an adverse risk factor for patient safety. A by-product of such reviews may be to reduce costs of medication.

The Re-identification process for direct care is as follows:
1. The CCG identifies a patient cohort (typically small numbers) to be re-identified for the purpose of direct care.
2. The CCG sends a re-id request to the DSCRO. This may be done through the CCG or CSU’s Business Intelligence (BI) Tool, or through a manual form.
3. The DSCRO (either through an automated system or manual checking in line with the request) assesses as to whether the request passes the specified re-identification process checks. Checks include if the requester is authorised to access identifiable data, if the number of patients in the cohort is appropriate, and that the request does not seem inappropriate or outside of expected parameters, including for example around timings and the requestor’s relationship with patients in the data
4. If successful/approved, the DSCRO re-identifies the relevant data item(s) for the appropriate patients and returns the identifiable fields to Health or care professional(s) with a legitimate relationship to the patient. The CCG does not see the identifiable record.
5. DSCROs retain an audit trail of all re-id requests
6. National Data opt outs are not applied for the purpose of direct care

Aggregated reports only with small number suppression can be shared externally as set out within NHS Digital guidance applicable to each data set.


SEGREGATION:
Where the Data Processor and/or the Data Controller hold both identifiable and pseudonymised data, the data will be held separately so data cannot be linked.

Where the Data Processor and/or the Data Controller hold identifiable data with opt outs applied and identifiable data with opt outs not applied, the data will be held separately so data cannot be linked.

All access to data is auditable by NHS Digital.

DATA MINIMISATION:
Data Minimisation in relation to the data sets listed within the application are listed below. This also includes the purpose on which they would be applied -

For the purpose of Commissioning:
• Patients who are normally registered and/or resident within the NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG region (including historical activity where the patient was previously registered or resident in another commissioner).
and/or
• Patients treated by a provider where NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG is the host/co-ordinating commissioner and/or has the primary responsibility for the provider services in the local health economy – this is only for commissioning and relates to both national and local flows.
and/or
• Activity identified by the provider and recorded as such within national systems (such as SUS+) as for the attention of NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG - this is only for commissioning and relates to both national and local flows.

In addition to the dissemination of Cancer Waiting Times Data via the DSCRO, the CCG & Local Authority is able to access reports held within the CWT system in NHS Digital directly. Access within the CCG & Local Authority is limited to those with a need to process the data for the purposes described in this agreement.

A user will be able to access the provider extracts from the portal for any provider where at least 1 patient for whom they are the registered CCG for that individuals GP practice appears in that setting

Although a user may have access to pseudonymised patient information not related to them, users should only process and analyse data for which they have a legitimate relationship (as described within Data Minimisation).

Microsoft Limited provide Cloud Services for North East London CSU and Optum Health Solutions (UK) Limited and are therefore listed as a data processor. They supply support to the system, but do not access data. Therefore, any access to the data held under this agreement would be considered a breach of the agreement. This includes granting of access to the database[s] containing the data.

Amazon Web Services provide cloud services for Optum Health Solutions (UK) Limited and are therefore listed as processors. They supply support to the system, but do not access data. Therefore, any access to the data held under this agreement would be considered a breach of the agreement. This includes granting of access to the database[s] containing the data.

Databarracks Ltd supply IT infrastructure to the CCG and are therefore listed as a data processor. They supply support to the system, but do not access data. Therefore, any access to the data held under this agreement would be considered a breach of the agreement. This includes granting of access to the database[s] containing the data.

The Bunker Secure Hosting Ltd, Ark Data Centres and Interxion UK do not access data held under this agreement as they only supply the buildings. Therefore, any access to the data held under this agreement would be considered a breach of the agreement. This includes granting of access to the database[s] containing the data.

Unit 17 (The IO Centre storage location) Salbrook Road Industrial Estate is a Council owned address (Surrey County Council and East Sussex County Council operates a jointly delivered IT service from that location). East Sussex County Council do not access data. Therefore, any access to the data held under this agreement would be considered a breach of the agreement. This includes granting of access to the database[s] containing the data.

Commissioning
The Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO) obtains the following data sets:
1. SUS+
2. Local Provider Flows (received directly from providers)
a. Acute
b. Ambulance
c. Community
d. Demand for Service
e. Diagnostic Service
f. Emergency Care
g. Experience, Quality and Outcomes
h. Mental Health
i. Other Not Elsewhere Classified
j. Population Data
k. Primary Care Services
l. Public Health Screening
3. Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS)
4. Mental Health Learning Disability Data Set (MHLDDS)
5. Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS)
6. Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS)
7. Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT)
8. Child and Young People Health Service (CYPHS)
9. Community Services Data Set (CSDS)
10. Diagnostic Imaging Data Set (DIDS)
11. National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set (CWT)
12. Civil Registries Data (CRD)
13. National diabetes Audit (NDA)
14. Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)
15. e-Referral Service (eRS)
16.Personal Demographics Service (PDS)
17.Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI)
18.Medicines Dispensed in Primary Care (NHSBSA Data).
19. Adult Social Care.


Data quality management and pseudonymisation is completed within the DSCRO (using the DSCRO pseudonymisation process) and is then disseminated as follows:

Data Processor 1 – NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit
1. Pseudonymised SUS+, Local Provider data, Mental Health data (MHSDS, MHMDS, MHLDDS), Maternity data (MSDS), Improving Access to Psychological Therapies data (IAPT), Child and Young People’s Health data (CYPHS), Community Services Data Set (CSDS), Diagnostic Imaging data (DIDS), National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set (CWT), Civil Registries Data (CRD) (Births and Deaths), National Diabetes Audit (NDA), Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), Personal Demographics Service (PDS), Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI), Medicines Dispensed in Primary Care (NHSBSA Data), Adult Social Care and e-Referral Service (eRS) data only is securely transferred from the DSCRO to NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit.
2. NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit add derived fields, link data and provide analysis to:
a. See patient journeys for pathways or service design, re-design and de-commissioning.
b. Check recorded activity against contracts or invoices and facilitate discussions with providers.
c. Undertake population health management
d. Undertake data quality and validation checks
e. Thoroughly investigate the needs of the population
f. Understand cohorts of residents who are at risk
g. Conduct Health Needs Assessments
3. Allowed linkage is between the data sets contained within point 1.
4. NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit then pass the processed, pseudonymised and linked data to the CCG and local authority.
5. Patient level data will not be shared outside of the Data Controllers and will only be shared within on a need to know basis, as per the purposes stipulated within the Data Sharing Agreement. External aggregated reports only with small number suppression can be shared as set out within NHS Digital guidance applicable to each data set.

Data Processor 2 - Optum Health Solutions Ltd
1. Pseudonymised SUS+, Local Provider data, Mental Health data (MHSDS, MHMDS, MHLDDS), Maternity data (MSDS), Improving Access to Psychological Therapies data (IAPT), Child and Young People’s Health data (CYPHS), Community Services Data Set (CSDS), Diagnostic Imaging data (DIDS), National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set (CWT), Civil Registries Data (CRD), National diabetes Audit (NDA), Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs), e-Referral Service (eRS), Personal Demographics Service (PDS) and Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI), Medicines Dispensed in Primary Care (NHSBSA Data) and Adult Social Care data only is securely transferred from the DSCRO to North East London Commissioning Support Unit.
2. North East London Commissioning Support Unit also receive identifiable GP data from GP Practices within the CCGs area. NEL CSU will be pseudonymising the data on behalf of the GP practices. The GP data is received and process as per points i-iv below.
i. Identifiable GP data is extracted from participating GP practices Principal Clinical System via NEL-hosted IM1 GP Extraction service.
ii. Extracted data lands on secure NEL CSU GP Environment where strict access is limited to individuals who have been authorised by NEL DSCRO Business Lead or Senior Information Risk Owner and act on behalf of the Data Controller (GP Practice).
iii. The NEL CSU Pseudonym is then applied to GP data within Secure GP Data Environment via a Black Box function. The pseudonymisation enables the linkage with other data sets specified in this DSA.
iv. The agreed specification of Pseudonymised GP data is then made available to CCGs via a secure means of transfer from the secure NEL CSU GP environment to the destination CCG or CSU environment where only pseudonymised data resides.
3. a) North East London Commissioning Support Unit securely transfer the pseudonymised data in point 1 and point 2 to NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG.
b) NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG are permitted to link pseudonymised data listed in point 1 and point 2.
c) NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG then pass the pseudonymised data to Optum Health Solutions (UK) Ltd.
4. Optum Health Solutions (UK) Ltd provide analysis to support the CCGs to:
• See patient journeys for pathways or service design, re-design and de-commissioning
• Undertake population health management
• Undertake data quality and validation checks
• Thoroughly investigate the needs of the population
• Understand cohorts of residents who are at risk
• Conduct Health Needs Assessments
5. Optum Health Solutions (UK) Ltd then pass the processed pseudonymised data to the CCG and LA.
6. Patient level data will not be shared outside of the Data Controllers and will only be shared within the Data Controllers on a need to know basis, as per the purposes stipulated within the Data Sharing Agreement. External aggregated reports only with small number suppression can be shared as set out within NHS Digital guidance applicable to each data set.

Data Processor 3 - Edge Health Limited
1. NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG pass pseudonymised patient level data from the following commissioning datasets to Edge Health Limited:
• SUS+
• Local Provider Flows
• Community Services Data Set (CSDS)
• Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS)

2. Edge Health Limited are permitted to link data from the following datasets only:
• SUS+
• Local Provider Flows
• Community Services Data Set (CSDS)

3. Edge Health Limited provide analysis of the data to:
a. See patient journeys for pathways or service design, re-design and de-commissioning
b. Undertake population health management
c. Undertake data quality and validation checks
d. Thoroughly investigate the needs of the population
e. Understand cohorts of residents who are at risk
f. Conduct Health Needs Assessments.

4. Edge Health Limited then pass the processed pseudonymised data to the CCG and local authority.

5. Patient level data will not be shared outside of the Data Controllers and authorised processors and will only be shared within the Data Controllers on a need to know basis, as per the purposes stipulated within the Data Sharing Agreement. External aggregated reports only with small number suppression can be shared as set out within NHS Digital guidance applicable to each data set.


GDPPR COVID-19 – CCG - Pseudo — DARS-NIC-399806-Q4L9C

Opt outs honoured: No - Statutory exemption to flow confidential data without consent, Anonymised - ICO Code Compliant (Statutory exemption to flow confidential data without consent)

Legal basis: CV19: Regulation 3 (4) of the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002, CV19: Regulation 3 (4) of the Health Service (Control of Patient Information) Regulations 2002; Health and Social Care Act 2012 - s261(5)(d)

Purposes: No (Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Sub ICB Location)

Sensitive: Sensitive

When:DSA runs 2020-09-01 — 2021-03-31 2021.01 — 2021.05.

Access method: One-Off, Frequent Adhoc Flow

Data-controller type: NHS SURREY HEARTLANDS CCG, NHS SURREY HEARTLANDS ICB - 92A

Sublicensing allowed: No

Datasets:

  1. GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (COVID-19)
  2. COVID-19 Ethnic Category Data Set
  3. COVID-19 Vaccination Status

Objectives:

NHS Digital has been provided with the necessary powers to support the Secretary of State’s response to COVID-19 under the COVID-19 Public Health Directions 2020 (COVID-19 Directions) and support various COVID-19 purposes, the data shared under this agreement can be used for these specified purposes except where they would require the reidentification of individuals.

GPES data for pandemic planning and research (GDPPR COVID 19)
To support the response to the outbreak, NHS Digital has been legally directed to collect and analyse healthcare information about patients from their GP record for the duration of the COVID-19 emergency period under the COVID-19 Directions.
The data which NHS Digital has collected and is providing under this agreement includes coded health data, which is held in a patient’s GP record, such as details of:
• diagnoses and findings
• medications and other prescribed items
• investigations, tests and results
• treatments and outcomes
• vaccinations and immunisations

Details of any sensitive SNOMED codes included in the GDPPR data set can be found in the Reference Data and GDPPR COVID 19 user guides hosted on the NHS Digital website. SNOMED codes are included in GDPPR data.
There are no free text record entries in the data.

The Controller will use the pseudonymised GDPPR COVID 19 data to provide intelligence to support their local response to the COVID-19 emergency. The data is analysed so that health care provision can be planned to support the needs of the population within the CCG area for the COVID-19 purposes.

Such uses of the data include but are not limited to:

• Analysis of missed appointments - Analysis of local missed/delayed referrals due to the COVID-19 crisis to estimate the potential impact and to estimate when ‘normal’ health and care services may resume, linked to Paragraph 2.2.3 of the COVID-19 Directions.

• Patient risk stratification and predictive modelling - to highlight patients at risk of requiring hospital admission due to COVID-19, computed using algorithms executed against linked de-identified data, and identification of future service delivery models linked to Paragraph 2.2.2 of the COVID-19 Directions. As with all risk stratification, this would lead to the identification of the characteristics of a cohort that could subsequently, and separately, be used to identify individuals for intervention. However the identification of individuals will not be done as part of this data sharing agreement, and the data shared under this agreement will not be reidentified.

• Resource Allocation - In order to assess system wide impact of COVID-19, the GDPPR COVID 19 data will allow reallocation of resources to the worst hit localities using their expertise in scenario planning, clinical impact and assessment of workforce needs, linked to Paragraph 2.2.4 of the COVID-19 Directions:

The data may only be linked by the Data Controller or their respective Data Processor, to other pseudonymised datasets which it holds under a current data sharing agreement only where such data is provided for the purposes of general commissioning by NHS Digital. The Health Service Control of Patient Information Regulations (COPI) will also apply to any data linked to the GDPPR data.
The linked data may only be used for purposes stipulated within this agreement and may only be held and used whilst both data sharing agreements are live and in date. Using the linked data for any other purposes, including non-COVID-19 purposes would be considered a breach of this agreement. Reidentification of individuals is not permitted under this DSA.

LEGAL BASIS FOR PROCESSING DATA:
Legal Basis for NHS Digital to Disseminate the Data:
NHS Digital is able to disseminate data with the Recipients for the agreed purposes under a notice issued to NHS Digital by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care under Regulation 3(4) of the Health Service Control of Patient Information Regulations (COPI) dated 17 March 2020 (the NHSD COPI Notice).
The Recipients are health organisations covered by Regulation 3(3) of COPI and the agreed purposes (paragraphs 2.2.2-2.2.4 of the COVID-19 Directions, as stated below in section 5a) for which the disseminated data is being shared are covered by Regulation 3(1) of COPI.

Under the Health and Social Care Act, NHS Digital is relying on section 261(5)(d) – necessary or expedient to share the disseminated data with the Recipients for the agreed purposes.


Legal Basis for Processing:
The Recipients are able to receive and process the disseminated data under a notice issued to the Recipients by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care under Regulation 3(4) of COPI dated 20th March (the Recipient COPI Notice section 2).

The Secretary of State has issued notices under the Health Service Control of Patient Information Regulations 2002 requiring the following organisations to process information:

Health organisations

“Health Organisations” defined below under Regulation 3(3) of COPI includes CCGs for the reasons explained below. These are clinically led statutory NHS bodies responsible for the planning and commissioning of health care services for their local area

The Secretary of State for Health and Social Care has issued NHS Digital with a Notice under Regulation 3(4) of the National Health Service (Control of Patient Information Regulations) 2002 (COPI) to require NHS Digital to share confidential patient information with organisations permitted to process confidential information under Regulation 3(3) of COPI. These include:

• persons employed or engaged for the purposes of the health service

Under Section 26 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, CCG’s have a duty to provide and manage health services for the population.

Regulation 7 of COPI includes certain limitations. The request has considered these limitations, considering data minimisation, access controls and technical and organisational measures.

Under GDPR, the Recipients can rely on Article 6(1)(c) – Legal Obligation to receive and process the Disclosed Data from NHS Digital for the Agreed Purposes under the Recipient COPI Notice. As this is health information and therefore special category personal data the Recipients can also rely on Article 9(2)(h) – preventative or occupational medicine and para 6 of Schedule 1 DPA – statutory purpose.

Expected Benefits:

• Manage demand and capacity
• Reallocation of resources
• Bring in additional workforce support
• Assists commissioners to make better decisions to support patients
• Identifying COVID-19 trends and risks to public health
• Enables CCGs to provide guidance and develop policies to respond to the outbreak
• Controlling and helping to prevent the spread of the virus

Outputs:

• Operational planning to predict likely demand on primary, community and acute service for vulnerable patients due to the impact of COVID-19
• Analysis of resource allocation
• Investigating and monitoring the effects of COVID-19
• Patient Stratification in relation to COVID-19, such as:
o Patients at highest risk of admission
o Frail and elderly
o Patients that are currently in hospital
o Patients with prescriptions related to COVID-19
o Patients recently Discharged from hospital
For avoidance of doubt these are pseudonymised patient cohorts, not identifiable.

Processing:

PROCESSING CONDITIONS:
Data must only be used for the purposes stipulated within this Data Sharing Agreement. Any additional disclosure / publication will require further approval from NHS Digital.

Data Processors must only act upon specific instructions from the Data Controller.

All access to data is managed under Role-Based Access Controls. Users can only access data authorised by their role and the tasks that they are required to undertake.

Patient level data will not be linked other than as specifically detailed within this Data Sharing Agreement.

NHS Digital reminds all organisations party to this agreement of the need to comply with the Data Sharing Framework Contract requirements, including those regarding the use (and purposes of that use) by “Personnel” (as defined within the Data Sharing Framework Contract i.e.: employees, agents and contractors of the Data Recipient who may have access to that data).

The Recipients will take all required security measures to protect the disseminated data and they will not generate copies of their cuts of the disseminated data unless this is strictly necessary. Where this is necessary, the Recipients will keep a log of all copies of the disseminated data and who is controlling them and ensure these are updated and destroyed securely.

Onward sharing of patient level data is not permitted under this agreement. Only aggregated reports with small number suppression can be shared externally.

The data disseminated will only be used for COVID-19 GDPPR purposes as described in this DSA, any other purpose is excluded.

SEGREGATION:
Where the Data Processor and/or the Data Controller hold both identifiable and pseudonymised data, the data will be held separately so data cannot be linked.

AUDIT
All access to data is auditable by NHS Digital in accordance with the Data Sharing Framework Contract and NHS Digital terms.
Under the Local Audit and Accountability Act 2014, section 35, Secretary of State has power to audit all data that has flowed, including under COPI.

DATA MINIMISATION:
Data Minimisation in relation to the data sets listed within the application are listed below:

• Patients who are normally registered and/or resident within the CCG region (including historical activity where the patient was previously registered or resident in another commissioner area).
and/or
• Patients treated by a provider where the CCG is the host/co-ordinating commissioner and/or has the primary responsibility for the provider services in the local health economy.
and/or
• Activity identified by the provider and recorded as such within national systems (such as SUS+) as for the attention of the CCG.

The Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO) obtains the following data sets:
- GDPPR COVID 19 Data
Pseudonymisation is completed within the DSCRO and is then disseminated as follows:
1. Pseudonymised GDPPR COVID 19 data is securely transferred from the DSCRO to the Data Controller / Processor
2. Aggregation of required data will be completed by the Controller (or the Processor as instructed by the Controller).
3. Patient level data may not be shared by the Controller (or any of its processors).


DSfC - NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG - RS, IV, Commissioning — DARS-NIC-362236-D7W4M

Opt outs honoured: No - data flow is not identifiable, Yes - patient objections upheld, Anonymised - ICO Code Compliant, Identifiable (Mixture of confidential data flow(s) with support under section 251 NHS Act 2006 and non-confidential data flow(s))

Legal basis: Health and Social Care Act 2012 – s261(1) and s261(2)(b)(ii), National Health Service Act 2006 - s251 - 'Control of patient information'. , Health and Social Care Act 2012 - s261 - 'Other dissemination of information', Health and Social Care Act 2012 – s261(1) and s261(2)(b)(ii), Health and Social Care Act 2012 – s261(7); National Health Service Act 2006 - s251 - 'Control of patient information'., , Health and Social Care Act 2012 – s261(2)(b)(ii)

Purposes: No (Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Sub ICB Location)

Sensitive: Sensitive

When:DSA runs 2020-04-01 — 2023-03-31 2020.03 — 2021.05.

Access method: Frequent Adhoc Flow, One-Off

Data-controller type: NHS SURREY HEARTLANDS CCG, NHS SURREY HEARTLANDS ICB - 92A

Sublicensing allowed: No

Datasets:

  1. Acute-Local Provider Flows
  2. Ambulance-Local Provider Flows
  3. Children and Young People Health
  4. Civil Registration - Births
  5. Civil Registration - Deaths
  6. Community Services Data Set
  7. Community-Local Provider Flows
  8. Demand for Service-Local Provider Flows
  9. Diagnostic Imaging Dataset
  10. Diagnostic Services-Local Provider Flows
  11. Emergency Care-Local Provider Flows
  12. Experience, Quality and Outcomes-Local Provider Flows
  13. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set
  14. Maternity Services Data Set
  15. Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Data Set
  16. Mental Health Minimum Data Set
  17. Mental Health Services Data Set
  18. Mental Health-Local Provider Flows
  19. National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring DataSet (CWT)
  20. National Diabetes Audit
  21. Other Not Elsewhere Classified (NEC)-Local Provider Flows
  22. Patient Reported Outcome Measures
  23. Population Data-Local Provider Flows
  24. Primary Care Services-Local Provider Flows
  25. Public Health and Screening Services-Local Provider Flows
  26. SUS for Commissioners
  27. e-Referral Service for Commissioning
  28. Personal Demographic Service
  29. Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator
  30. National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring DataSet (NCWTMDS)
  31. Medicines dispensed in Primary Care (NHSBSA data)
  32. Adult Social Care
  33. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set_v1.5

Objectives:

Invoice Validation
Invoice validation is part of a process by which providers of care or services get paid for the work they do.

Invoices are submitted to the Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) so the CCG is are able to ensure that the activity claimed for each patient is their responsibility. This is done by processing and analysing Secondary User Services (SUS+) data, which is received into a secure Controlled Environment for Finance (CEfF). The SUS+ data is identifiable at the level of NHS number. The NHS number is only used to confirm the accuracy of backing-data sets (data from providers) and will not be used further.

The CCG are advised by the appointed CEfF whether payment for invoices can be made or not.

Invoice Validation with be conducted by NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit, NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit and Liaison Financial Services.

NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit and NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit will process during a dual running period while processing for this is changed from NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit to NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit

Liaison Financial Services Ltd conduct an independent ad-hoc review on retrospective payments made. Investing resource, skills and experience into deeper reconciliation, this identifies overcharges already paid and recovers savings for the CCG that would otherwise be lost.

Risk Stratification
Risk stratification is a tool for identifying and predicting which patients are at high risk or are likely to be at high risk and prioritising the management of their care in order to prevent worse outcomes.
To conduct risk stratification Secondary User Services (SUS+) data, identifiable at the level of NHS number is linked with Primary Care data (from GPs) and an algorithm is applied to produce risk scores. Risk Stratification provides focus for future demands by enabling commissioners to prepare plans for patients. Commissioners can then prepare plans for patients who may require high levels of care. Risk Stratification also enables General Practitioners (GPs) to better target intervention in Primary Care.

Risk Stratification will be conducted by The Sollis Partnership and Docobo Ltd

Commissioning
To use pseudonymised data to provide intelligence to support the commissioning of health services. The data (containing both clinical and financial information) is analysed so that health care provision can be planned to support the needs of the population within the CCG area.

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.

The following pseudonymised datasets are required to provide intelligence to support commissioning of health services:
- Secondary Uses Service (SUS+)
- Local Provider Flows
o Acute
o Ambulance
o Community
o Demand for Service
o Diagnostic Service
o Emergency Care
o Experience, Quality and Outcomes
o Mental Health
o Other Not Elsewhere Classified
o Population Data
o Primary Care Services
o Public Health Screening
- 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)
- Community Services Data Set (CSDS)
- Diagnostic Imaging Data Set (DIDS)
- National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set (CWT)
- Civil Registries Data (CRD) (Births and Deaths)
- National diabetes Audit (NDA)
- Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)

The pseudonymised data is required to for the following purposes:
§ Population health management:
· Understanding the interdependency of care services
· Targeting care more effectively
· Using value as the redesign principle
§ Data Quality and Validation – allowing data quality checks on the submitted data
§ Thoroughly investigating the needs of the population, to ensure the right services are available for individuals when and where they need them
§ Understanding cohorts of residents who are at risk of becoming users of some of the more expensive services, to better understand and manage those needs
§ Monitoring population health and care interactions to understand where people may slip through the net, or where the provision of care may be being duplicated
§ Modelling activity across all data sets to understand how services interact with each other, and to understand how changes in one service may affect flows through another
§ Service redesign
§ Health Needs Assessment – identification of underlying disease prevalence within the local population
§ Patient stratification and predictive modelling - to highlight patients at risk of requiring hospital admission and other avoidable factors such as risk of falls, computed using algorithms executed against linked de-identified data, and identification of future service delivery models

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 areas based on the full analysis of multiple pseudonymised datasets.

Processing for commissioning will be conducted by NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit, NHS South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit and Optum Health Solutions Limited.

NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit's commissioning processing is required in addition to the processing of NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit. This is because the CCG shares suppressed aggregated results with other CCG's in the SCW area. In order to make these results comparable, the processing is needed to be carried out by the same processor.

NHS England Wave 2 PHM project
The CCG is working with NHS England as a Wave 2 Population Health Management CCG. NHS England has contracted Optum Health Solutions (UK) Ltd to work with selected CCGs to undertake population health and actuarial analysis to build up a methodology for dissemination across the NHS in England

Expected Benefits:

INVOICE VALIDATION
The invoice validation process supports the ongoing delivery of patient care across the NHS and the CCG region by:
1. Ensuring that activity is fully financially validated.
2. Ensuring that service providers are accurately paid for the patients treatment.
3. Enabling services to be planned, commissioned, managed, and subjected to financial control.
4. Enabling commissioners to confirm that they are paying appropriately for treatment of patients for whom they are responsible.
5. Fulfilling commissioners duties to fiscal probity and scrutiny.
6. Ensuring full financial accountability for relevant organisations.
7. Ensuring robust commissioning and performance management.
8. Ensuring commissioning objectives do not compromise patient confidentiality.
9. Ensuring the avoidance of misappropriation of public funds.

INVOICE VALIDATION - Liaison Financial Services Ltd
1. Financial validation of activity
2. CCG Budget control
3. Assurances over the robustness of internal control mechanisms relating to the payment of invoices and/or suggested improvements
4. Identification and recovery of monies which would otherwise be lost
5. Meeting commissioning objectives without compromising patient confidentiality
6. The avoidance of misappropriation of public funds to ensure the ongoing delivery of patient care
7. Benefit delivered 3-9 months from receiving data, depending on number of claims to investigate and resolve

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 thus allowing early intervention.
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. Supports the commissioner to meets its requirement to reduce premature mortality in line with the CCG Outcome Framework by allowing for more targeted intervention in primary care.
5. Better understanding of local population characteristics through analysis of their health and healthcare outcomes
All of the above lead to improved patient experience through more effective commissioning of services.

COMMISSIONING
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. Financial and 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Better understanding of the health of and the variations in health outcomes within the population to help understand local population characteristics.
12. Better understanding of contract requirements, contract execution, and required services for management of existing contracts, and to assist with identification and planning of future contracts
13. Insights into patient outcomes, and identification of the possible efficacy of outcomes-based contracting opportunities.
13. Insights into patient outcomes, and identification of the possible efficacy of outcomes-based contracting opportunities.
14. Reviewing current service provision
a. Cost-benefit analysis and service impact assessments to underpin service transformation across health economy
b. Service planning and re-design (development of NMoC and integrated care pathways, new partnerships, working with new providers etc.)
c. Impact analysis for different models or productivity measures, efficiency and experience
d. Service and pathway review
e. Service utilisation review
15. Ensuring compliance with evidence and guidance
a. Testing approaches with evidence and compliance with guidance.
16. Monitoring outcomes
a. Analysis of variation in outcomes across population group
17. Understanding how services impact across the health economy
a. Service evaluation
b. Programme reviews
c. Analysis of productivity, outcomes, experience, plan, targets and actuals
d. Assessing value for money and efficiency gains
e. Understanding impact of services on health inequalities
18. Understanding how services impact on the health of the population and patient cohorts
a. Measuring and assessing improvement in service provision, patient experience & outcomes and the cost to achieve this
b. Propensity matching and scoring
c. Triple aim analysis
19. Understanding future drivers for change across health economy
a. Forecasting health and care needs for population and population cohorts across STPs
b. Identifying changes in disease trends and prevalence
c. Efficiencies that can be gained from procuring services across wider footprints, from new innovations
d. Predictive modelling
20. Delivering services that meet changing needs of population
a. Analysis to support policy development
b. Ethical and equality impact assessments
c. Implementation of NMOC
d. What do next years contracts need to include?
e. Workforce planning
21. Maximising services and outcomes within financial envelopes across health economy
a. What-if analysis
b. Cost-benefit analysis
c. Health economics analysis
d. Scenario planning and modelling
e. Investment and disinvestment in services analysis
f. Opportunity analysis
22. Providing greater understanding of the underlying courses and look to commission improved supportive networks, this would be ongoing work which would be continually assessed.
23. Insight to understand the numerous factors that play a role in the outcome for both datasets. The linkage will allow the reporting both prior to, during and after the activity, to provide greater assurance on predictive outcomes and delivery of best practice.
24. Provision of indicators of health problems, and patterns of risk within the commissioning region.
25. Support of benchmarking for evaluating progress in future years.

Outputs:

INVOICE VALIDATION
1. The Controlled Environment for Finance (CEfF) will enable the CCG to challenge invoices and raise discrepancies and disputes.
2. Outputs from the CEfF will enable accurate production of budget reports, which will:
a. Assist in addressing poor quality data issues
b. Assist in business intelligence
3. Validation of invoices for non-contracted events where a service delivered to a patient by a provider that does not have a written contract with the patient’s responsible commissioner, but does have a written contract with another NHS commissioner/s.
4. Budget control of the CCG.

INVOICE VALIDATION - Liaison Financial Services Ltd
1. Validation of Continuing Healthcare related invoices and payments
2. Independent Identification of potential overpayments made by the CCG through invoice validation
3. Liaising with providers with a view to recouping these monies
4. Review is completed for the retrospective period from date of contract with Liaison Financial Services back to 01/04/2013.
5. Reviews take 3-9 months depending on number of claims to investigate and resolve
6. Liaison Financial Services will repeat the exercise 2-3 years later
7. CCGs are able to request reviews to be done more frequently
8. SUS+ will only be requested each time a review was completed, and maybe requested at different times as independent reviews

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. 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.

CCGs will be able to:
3. Target specific vulnerable patient groups and enable clinicians with the duty of care for the patient to offer appropriate interventions.
4. Reduce hospital readmissions and targeting clinical interventions to high risk patients.
5. Identify patients at risk of deterioration and providing effective care.
6. Reduce in the difference in the quality of care between those with the best and worst outcomes.
7. Re-design care to reduce admissions.
8. Set up capitated budgets – budgets based on care provided to the specific population.
9. Identify health determinants of risk of admission to hospital, or other adverse care outcomes.
10. Monitor vulnerable groups of patients including but not limited to frailty, COPD, Diabetes, elderly.
11. Health needs assessments – identifying numbers of patients with specific health conditions or combination of conditions.
12. Classify vulnerable groups based on: disease profiles; conditions currently being treated; current service use; pharmacy use and risk of future overall cost.
13. Production of Theographs – a visual timeline of a patients encounters with hospital providers.
14. Analyse based on specific diseases
In addition:
- The risk stratification tool will provide aggregate reporting of number and percentage of population found to be at risk.
- Record level output (pseudonymised) will be available for commissioners (of the CCG), pseudonymised at patient level. Onward sharing of this data is not permitted.

COMMISSIONING
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.
9. Comparators of CCG performance with similar CCGs as set out by a specific range of care quality and performance measures detailed activity and cost reports
10. Data Quality and Validation measures allowing data quality checks on the submitted data
11. Contract Management and Modelling
12. Patient Stratification, such as:
o Patients at highest risk of admission
o High cost activity uses (top 15%)
o Frail and elderly
o Patients that are currently in hospital
o Patients with most referrals to secondary care
o Patients with most emergency activity
o Patients with most expensive prescriptions
o Patients recently moving from one care setting to another
i. Discharged from hospital
ii. Discharged from community
13. Identifying and managing preventable and existing conditions
a. Identifying types of individuals and population cohorts at risk of non-elective re-admission
b. Risk stratification to identify populations suitable for case management
c. Risk profiling and predictive modelling
d. Risk stratification for planning services for population cohorts
e. Identification of disease incidence and diagnosis stratification
14. Reducing health inequalities
a. Identifying cohorts of patients who have worse health outcomes typically deprived, ethnic groups, homeless, travellers etc. to enable services to proactively target their needs
b. Socio-demographic analysis
15. Managing demand
a. Waiting times analysis
b. Service demand and supply modelling
c. Understanding cross-border and overseas visitor
d. Winter planning
e. Emergency preparedness, business continuity, recovery and contingency planning
16. Care co-ordination and planning
a. Planning packages of care
b. Service planning
c. Planning care co-ordination
17. Monitoring individual patient health, service utilisation, pathway compliance experience & outcomes across the heath and care system
a. Patient pathway analysis across health and care
b. Outcomes & experience analysis
c. Analysis to support anti-terror initiatives
d. Analysis to identify vulnerable patients with potential safeguarding issues
e. Understanding equity of care and unwarranted variation
f. Modelling patient flow
g. Tracking patient pathways
h. Monitoring to support New Models of Care
i. Identifying duplications in care
j. Identifying gaps in care, missed diagnoses and triple fail events
k. Analysing individual and aggregated timelines
18. Undertaking budget planning, management and reporting
a. Tracking financial performance against plans
b. Budget reporting
c. Tariff development
d. Developing and monitoring capitated budgets
e. Developing and monitoring individual-level budgets
f. Future budget planning and forecasting
g. Paying for care of overseas visitors and cross-border flow
19. Monitoring the value for money
a. Service-level costing & comparisons
b. Identification of cost pressures
c. Cost benefit analysis
d. Equity of spend across services and population cohorts
e. Finance impact assessment
20. Comparing population groups, peers, national and international best practice
a. Identification of variation in productivity, cost, outcomes, quality, experience, compared with peers, national and international & best practice
b. Benchmarking against other parts of the country
c. Identifying unwarranted variations
21. Comparing expected levels
a. Standardised comparisons for prevalence, activity, cost, quality, experience, outcomes for given populations
22. Comparing local targets & plan
a. Monitoring of local variation in productivity, cost, outcomes, quality and experience
b. Local performance dashboards by service provider, commissioner, geography, NMOC
23. Monitoring activity and cost compliance against contract and agreed plans
a. Contract monitoring
b. Contract reconciliation and challenge
c. Invoice validation
24. Monitoring provider quality, demand, experience and outcomes against contract and agreed plans
a. Performance dashboards
b. CQUIN reporting
c. Clinical audit
d. Patient experience surveys
e. Demand, supply, outcome & experience analysis
f. Monitoring cross-border flows and overseas visitor activity
25. Improving provider data quality
a. Coding audit
b. Data quality validation and review
c. Checking validity of patient identity and commissioner assignment.
26. Validation for payment approval, ability to validate that claims are not being made after an individual has died, like Oxygen services.
27. Validation of programs implemented to improve patient pathway e.g. High users unable to validate if the process to help patients find the best support are working or did the patient die.
28. Clinical - understand reasons why patients are dying, what additional support services can be put in to support.
29. Understanding where patients are dying e.g. are patients dying at hospitals due to hospices closing due to Local authorities withdrawing support, or is there a problem at a particular trust.
30. Removal of patients from Risk Stratification reports.
31. Re births provide a one stop shop of information, Births are recorded in multiple sources covering hospital and home births, a chance to overlook activity
32. Suppressed aggregated results that can be shared across the SCW area for bench-marking purposes

The outputs, as part of the NHS England Wave 2 PHM Optum national programme will identify patient cohorts and inequalities in outcome, spend and opportunity for further investigation, with a view to improving service delivery and patient health outcomes.
Wave 2 PHM will also begin to develop the CCG capability to undertake actuarial analysis of linked datasets from multiple care settings to develop further the understanding of the wider determinants of health across the population

Processing:

PROCESSING CONDITIONS:
Data must only be used for the purposes stipulated within this Data Sharing Agreement. Any additional disclosure / publication will require further approval from NHS Digital.

Data Processors must only act upon specific instructions from the Data Controller.

Data can only be stored at the addresses listed under storage addresses.


All access to data is managed under Role-Based Access Controls. Users can only access data authorised by their role and the tasks that they are required to undertake.

Patient level data will not be linked other than as specifically detailed within this Data Sharing Agreement. Data released will only be shared with those parties listed and will only be used for the purposes laid out in the application/agreement.

NHS Digital reminds all organisations party to this agreement of the need to comply with the Data Sharing Framework Contract requirements, including those regarding the use (and purposes of that use) by “Personnel” (as defined within the Data Sharing Framework Contract ie: employees, agents and contractors of the Data Recipient who may have access to that data)

The DSCRO (part of NHS Digital) will apply National Opt-outs before any identifiable data leaves the DSCRO only for the purpose of Risk Stratification.

CCGs should work with general practices within their CCG to help them fulfil data controller responsibilities regarding flow of identifiable data into risk stratification tools.

The only identifier available in the data set is the NHS numbers. Any further identification of the patients will only be completed by the patient’s clinician on their own systems for the purpose of direct care with a legitimate relationship.


ONWARD SHARING:
Patient level data will not be shared outside of the CCG unless it is for the purpose of Direct Care, where it may be shared only with those health professionals who have a legitimate relationship with the patient and a legitimate reason to access the data.

Aggregated reports only with small number suppression can be shared externally as set out within NHS Digital guidance applicable to each data set.


SEGREGATION:
Where the Data Processor and/or the Data Controller hold both identifiable and pseudonymised data, the data will be held separately so data cannot be linked.

Where the Data Processor and/or the Data Controller hold identifiable data with opt outs applied and identifiable data with opt outs not applied, the data will be held separately so data cannot be linked.

All access to data is auditable by NHS Digital.

Data for the purpose of Invoice Validation is kept within the CEfF, and only used by staff properly trained and authorised for the activity. Only CEfF staff are able to access data in the CEfF and only CEfF staff operate the invoice validation process within the CEfF. Data flows directly in to the CEfF from the DSCRO and from the providers – it does not flow through any other processors.

DATA MINIMISATION:
Data Minimisation in relation to the data sets listed within the application are listed below. This also includes the purpose on which they would be applied -

For the purpose of Commissioning:
• Patients who are normally registered and/or resident within the NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG region (including historical activity where the patient was previously registered or resident in another commissioner).
and/or
• Patients treated by a provider where NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG is the host/co-ordinating commissioner and/or has the primary responsibility for the provider services in the local health economy – this is only for commissioning and relates to both national and local flows.
and/or
• Activity identified by the provider and recorded as such within national systems (such as SUS+) as for the attention of NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG - this is only for commissioning and relates to both national and local flows.

For the purpose of Risk Stratification:
• Patients who are normally registered and/or resident within the NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG region (including historical activity where the patient was previously registered or resident in another commissioner

For the purpose of Invoice Validation:
• Patients who are resident and/or registered within the CCG region.

This includes data that was previously under a different organisation name but has now merged into this CCG


In addition to the dissemination of Cancer Waiting Times Data via the DSCRO, the CCG is able to access reports held within the CWT system in NHS Digital directly. Access within the CCG is limited to those with a need to process the data for the purposes described in this agreement.

A CCG user will be able to access the provider extracts from the portal for any provider where at least 1 patient for whom they are the registered CCG for that individuals GP practice appears in that setting

Although a CCG user may have access to pseudonymised patient information not related to that CCG, users should only process and analyse data for which they have a legitimate relationship (as described within Data Minimisation).

Microsoft UK supply provide Cloud Services and are therefore listed as a data processor. They supply support to the system, but do not access data. Therefore, any access to the data held under this agreement would be considered a breach of the agreement. This includes granting of access to the database[s] containing the data.

Data Barracks supply IT infrastructure to the CCG and are therefore listed as a data processor. They supply support to the system, but do not access data. Therefore, any access to the data held under this agreement would be considered a breach of the agreement. This includes granting of access to the database[s] containing the data.

University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust, The Bunker Secure Hosting Ltd, 4D Data Centres Ltd, Ark Data Centres and Interxion UK do not access data held under this agreement as they only supply the buildings. Therefore, any access to the data held under this agreement would be considered a breach of the agreement. This includes granting of access to the database[s] containing the data.

INVOICE VALIDATION - South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit
1. Identifiable SUS+ Data is obtained from the SUS+ Repository to the Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO).
2. The DSCRO pushes a one-way data flow of SUS+ data into the Controlled Environment for Finance (CEfF) in the South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit.
3. The CEfF also receive backing data from the provider.
4. South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit carry out the following processing activities within the CEfF for invoice validation purposes:
a. Validating that the Clinical Commissioning Group are responsible for payment for the care of the individual by using SUS+ and/or provider backing flow data.
b. Once the provider 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 NHS Digital to confirm the payments are:
i. In line with Payment by Results tariffs
ii. are in relation to a patient registered with a CCG GP or resident within the CCG area.
iii. The health care provided should be paid by the CCG in line with CCG guidance. 
5. The CCG are notified that the invoice has been validated and can be paid. Any discrepancies or non-validated invoices are investigated and resolved between South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit CEfF team and the provider, meaning that no identifiable data needs to be sent to the CCG. The CCG only receives notification to pay and management reporting detailing the total quantum of invoices received pending, processed etc.


INVOICE VALIDATION- Liaison Financial Services Ltd
1. Identifiable SUS+ Data is obtained from the SUS+ Repository to the Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO).
2. The DSCRO pushes a one-way data flow of SUS+ data to North East London Commissioning Support Unit who land the data and then push this into the Controlled Environment for Finance (CEfF) in the Liaison Financial Services Ltd.
3. The CEfF also receive backing data from the provider.
4. Liaison Financial Services Ltd carry out the following processing activities within the CEfF for invoice validation purposes:
a. Validating that the Clinical Commissioning Group are responsible for payment for the care of the individual by using SUS+ and/or provider backing flow data.
b. Once the provider 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 NHS Digital to confirm the payments are:
i. In line with Payment by Results tariffs
ii. are in relation to a patient registered with a CCG GP or resident within the CCG area.
iii. The health care provided should be paid by the CCG in line with CCG guidance. 
5. The CCG are notified that the invoice has been validated and can be paid. Any discrepancies or non-validated invoices are investigated and resolved between Liaison Financial Services Ltd CEfF team and the provider, meaning that no identifiable data needs to be sent to the CCG. The CCG only receives notification to pay and management reporting detailing the total quantum of invoices received pending, processed etc.

RISK STRATIFICATION - Sollis Partnership Ltd
1. Identifiable SUS+ data is obtained from the SUS Repository to the Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO).
2. Data quality management and standardisation of data is completed by the DSCRO and the data identifiable at the level of NHS number is transferred securely to Sollis Partnership Ltd, who hold the SUS+ data within the secure Data Centre.
3. Identifiable GP Data is securely sent from the GP system to Sollis Partnership Ltd
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. Once Sollis Partnership Ltd has completed the processing, the CCG can access the online system via a secure connection to access the data aggregate with small number suppression.

Risk Stratification - Docobo Ltd
1. Identifiable SUS+ data is obtained from the SUS Repository to the Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO).
2. Data quality management and standardisation of data is completed by the DSCRO and the data identifiable at the level of NHS number is transferred securely to Docobo Ltd, who securely hold the SUS+ data.
3. Identifiable GP Data is securely sent from the GP system to Docobo Ltd.
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. Once Docobo Ltd. has completed the processing, the CCG can access the online system via a secure connection to access the data pseudonymised at patient level.

Commissioning
The Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO) obtains the following data sets:
1. SUS+
2. Local Provider Flows (received directly from providers)
a. Acute
b. Ambulance
c. Community
d. Demand for Service
e. Diagnostic Service
f. Emergency Care
g. Experience, Quality and Outcomes
h. Mental Health
i. Other Not Elsewhere Classified
j. Population Data
k. Primary Care Services
l. Public Health Screening
3. Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS)
4. Mental Health Learning Disability Data Set (MHLDDS)
5. Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS)
6. Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS)
7. Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT)
8. Child and Young People Health Service (CYPHS)
9. Community Services Data Set (CSDS)
10. Diagnostic Imaging Data Set (DIDS)
11. National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set (CWT)
12. Civil Registries Data (CRD)
13. National diabetes Audit (NDA)
14. Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)

Data quality management and pseudonymisation is completed within the DSCRO (using the DSCRO pseudonymisation process) and is then disseminated as follows:

Data Processor 1 – NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit
1. Pseudonymised SUS+, Local Provider data, Mental Health data (MHSDS, MHMDS, MHLDDS), Maternity data (MSDS), Improving Access to Psychological Therapies data (IAPT), Child and Young People’s Health data (CYPHS), Community Services Data Set (CSDS), Diagnostic Imaging data (DIDS), National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set (CWT), Civil Registries Data (CRD) (Births and Deaths), National Diabetes Audit (NDA) and Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) only is securely transferred from the DSCRO to NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit.
2. NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit add derived fields, link data and provide analysis to:
a. See patient journeys for pathways or service design, re-design and de-commissioning.
b. Check recorded activity against contracts or invoices and facilitate discussions with providers.
c. Undertake population health management
d. Undertake data quality and validation checks
e. Thoroughly investigate the needs of the population
f. Understand cohorts of residents who are at risk
g. Conduct Health Needs Assessments
3. Allowed linkage is between the data sets contained within point 1.
4. NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit then pass the processed, pseudonymised and linked data to the CCG.
5. Aggregation of required data for CCG management use will be completed by NHS North East London Commissioning Support Unit or the CCG as instructed 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 can be shared as set out within NHS Digital guidance applicable to each data set.

Data Processor 2 – NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit
1. Pseudonymised SUS+, Local Provider data, Mental Health data (MHSDS, MHMDS, MHLDDS), Maternity data (MSDS), Improving Access to Psychological Therapies data (IAPT), Child and Young People’s Health data (CYPHS), Community Services Data Set (CSDS), Diagnostic Imaging data (DIDS), National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set (CWT), Civil Registries Data (CRD) (Births and Deaths), National Diabetes Audit (NDA) and Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) only is securely transferred from the DSCRO to NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit
2. NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit add derived fields, link data and provide analysis to:
a. See patient journeys for pathways or service design, re-design and de-commissioning.
b. Check recorded activity against contracts or invoices and facilitate discussions with providers.
c. Undertake population health management
d. Undertake data quality and validation checks
e. Thoroughly investigate the needs of the population
f. Understand cohorts of residents who are at risk
g. Conduct Health Needs Assessments
3. Allowed linkage is between the data sets contained within point 1.
4. NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit then pass the processed, pseudonymised and linked data to the CCG.
5. Aggregation of required data for CCG management use will be completed by NHS South Central and West Commissioning Support Unit or the CCG as instructed 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 can be shared as set out within NHS Digital guidance applicable to each data set.

Data Processor 3 - Optum Health Solutions Ltd
1. Pseudonymised SUS+, Local Provider data, Mental Health data (MHSDS, MHMDS, MHLDDS), Maternity data (MSDS), Improving Access to Psychological Therapies data (IAPT), Child and Young People’s Health data (CYPHS), Community Services Data Set (CSDS), Diagnostic Imaging data (DIDS), National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set (CWT), Civil Registries Data (CRD), National diabetes Audit (NDA) and Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) only is securely transferred from the DSCRO to North East London Commissioning Support Unit.

2. North East London Commissioning Support Unit also receive identifiable GP data for a GP Practices within the CCGs area. The GP data is received and process as per points i-iv below.


i. Identifiable GP data is extracted from consented GP practices Principal Clinical System via NEL-hosted IM1 GP Extraction service.
ii. Extracted data lands on secure NEL CSU GP Environment where strict access is limited to individuals who have been authorised by NEL DSCRO Business Lead or Senior Information Risk Owner and act on behalf of the Data Controller (GP Practice).
iii. The NEL CSU Pseudonym is then applied to GP data within Secure GP Data Environment via a Black Box function. The pseudonymisation enables the linkage with other data sets specified in this DSA.
iv. The agreed specification of Pseudonymised GP data is then made available to CCGs via a secure means of transfer from the secure NEL CSU GP environment to the destination CCG or CSU environment where only pseudonymised data resides.

3. a) North East London Commissioning Support Unit securely transfer the pseudonymised data in point 1 and point 2 to NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG.
b) NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG are permitted to link pseudonymised data listed in point 1 and point 2.
c) NHS Surrey Heartlands CCG then pass the pseudonymised data to Optum Health Solutions (UK) Ltd.

4. Optum Health Solutions (UK) Ltd provide analysis to support the CCGs to:
• See patient journeys for pathways or service design, re-design and de-commissioning
• Undertake population health management
• Undertake data quality and validation checks
• Thoroughly investigate the needs of the population
• Understand cohorts of residents who are at risk
• Conduct Health Needs Assessments

5. Optum Health Solutions (UK) Ltd then pass the processed pseudonymised data to the CCG. Aggregation of required data for CCG management use will be completed by Optum Health Solutions (UK) Ltd or the CCG as instructed 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 can be shared as set out within NHS Digital guidance applicable to each data set.


DSfC - NHS East Surrey CCG - Comm, RS IV — DARS-NIC-183465-X4D2Z

Opt outs honoured: N, Y, No - data flow is not identifiable, Yes - patient objections upheld, Anonymised - ICO Code Compliant, Identifiable (Section 251, Does not include the flow of confidential data, Mixed, Mixture of confidential data flow(s) with consent and flow(s) with support under section 251 NHS Act 2006)

Legal basis: Health and Social Care Act 2012 – s261(1) and s261(2)(b)(ii), Section 251 approval is in place for the flow of identifiable data, National Health Service Act 2006 - s251 - 'Control of patient information'. , Health and Social Care Act 2012 – s261(1) and s261(2)(b)(ii), Health and Social Care Act 2012 – s261(7); National Health Service Act 2006 - s251 - 'Control of patient information'., Health and Social Care Act 2012 – s261(2)(b)(ii)

Purposes: No (Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Sub ICB Location)

Sensitive: Sensitive

When:DSA runs 2019-01-18 — 2022-01-17 2018.06 — 2020.07.

Access method: Frequent adhoc flow, Frequent Adhoc Flow

Data-controller type: NHS SURREY HEARTLANDS CCG, NHS SURREY HEARTLANDS ICB - 92A

Sublicensing allowed: No

Datasets:

  1. Acute-Local Provider Flows
  2. Ambulance-Local Provider Flows
  3. Children and Young People Health
  4. Community-Local Provider Flows
  5. Demand for Service-Local Provider Flows
  6. Diagnostic Imaging Dataset
  7. Diagnostic Services-Local Provider Flows
  8. Emergency Care-Local Provider Flows
  9. Experience, Quality and Outcomes-Local Provider Flows
  10. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set
  11. Maternity Services Data Set
  12. Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Data Set
  13. Mental Health Minimum Data Set
  14. Mental Health Services Data Set
  15. Mental Health-Local Provider Flows
  16. Other Not Elsewhere Classified (NEC)-Local Provider Flows
  17. Population Data-Local Provider Flows
  18. Primary Care Services-Local Provider Flows
  19. Public Health and Screening Services-Local Provider Flows
  20. SUS for Commissioners
  21. Community Services Data Set
  22. National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring DataSet (CWT)
  23. Civil Registration - Births
  24. Civil Registration - Deaths
  25. National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring DataSet (NCWTMDS)
  26. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set_v1.5

Objectives:

Risk Stratification
Risk stratification is a tool for identifying and predicting which patients are at high risk or are likely to be at high risk and prioritising the management of their care in order to prevent worse outcomes.
To conduct risk stratification Secondary User Services (SUS+) data, identifiable at the level of NHS number is linked with Primary Care data (from GPs) and an algorithm is applied to produce risk scores. Risk Stratification provides a forecast of future demand by identifying high risk patients. Commissioners can then prepare plans for patients who may require high levels of care. Risk Stratification also enables General Practitioners (GPs) to better target intervention in Primary Care.
The legal basis for this to occur is under Section 251 of NHS Act 2006 (CAG 7-04(a)).
Risk Stratification will be conducted by Sollis Partnership Ltd

Commissioning
To use pseudonymised data to provide intelligence to support the commissioning of health services. The data (containing both clinical and financial information) is analysed so that health care provision can be planned to support the needs of the population within the CCG area.
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.
The following pseudonymised datasets are required to provide intelligence to support commissioning of health services:
- Secondary Uses Service (SUS+)
- Local Provider Flows
o Acute
o Ambulance
o Community
o Demand for Service
o Diagnostic Service
o Emergency Care
o Experience, Quality and Outcomes
o Mental Health
o Other Not Elsewhere Classified
o Population Data
o Primary Care Services
o Public Health Screening
- 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 for the following purposes:
§ Population health management:
• Understanding the interdependency of care services
• Targeting care more effectively
• Using value as the redesign principle
• Ensuring we do what we should
§ Data Quality and Validation – allowing data quality checks on the submitted data
§ Thoroughly investigating the needs of the population, to ensure the right services are available for individuals when and where they need them
§ Understanding cohorts of residents who are at risk of becoming users of some of the more expensive services, to better understand and manage those needs
§ Monitoring population health and care interactions to understand where people may slip through the net, or where the provision of care may be being duplicated
§ Modelling activity across all data sets to understand how services interact with each other, and to understand how changes in one service may affect flows through another
§ Service redesign
§ Health Needs Assessment – identification of underlying disease prevalence within the local population
§ Patient stratification and predictive modelling - to identify specific patients at risk of requiring hospital admission and other avoidable factors such as risk of falls, computed using algorithms executed against linked de-identified data, and identification of future service delivery models

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.
Processing for commissioning will be conducted by North East London Commissioning Support Unit (CSU)

Yielded Benefits:

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 thus allowing early intervention. 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.

Expected Benefits:

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 thus allowing early intervention.
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. Supports the commissioner to meets its requirement to reduce premature mortality in line with the CCG Outcome Framework by allowing for more targeted intervention in primary care.
5. Better understanding of local population characteristics through analysis of their health and healthcare outcomes
All of the above lead to improved patient experience through more effective commissioning of services.

Commissioning
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. Financial and 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Better understanding of the health of and the variations in health outcomes within the population to help understand local population characteristics.
12. Better understanding of contract requirements, contract execution, and required services for management of existing contracts, and to assist with identification and planning of future contracts
13. Insights into patient outcomes, and identification of the possible efficacy of outcomes-based contracting opportunities.

Outputs:

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 (of the CCG), pseudonymised at patient level.
4. 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.
5. The CCG will be able to target specific patient groups and enable clinicians with the duty of care for the patient to offer appropriate interventions. The CCG will also be able to:
o Stratify populations based on: disease profiles; conditions currently being treated; current service use; pharmacy use and risk of future overall cost
o Plan work for commissioning services and contracts
o Set up capitated budgets
o Identify health determinants of risk of admission to hospital, or other adverse care outcomes.

Commissioning
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.
9. Comparators of CCG performance with similar CCGs as set out by a specific range of care quality and performance measures detailed activity and cost reports
10. Data Quality and Validation measures allowing data quality checks on the submitted data
11. Contract Management and Modelling
12. Patient Stratification, such as:
o Patients at highest risk of admission
o Most expensive patients (top 15%)
o Frail and elderly
o Patients that are currently in hospital
o Patients with most referrals to secondary care
o Patients with most emergency activity
o Patients with most expensive prescriptions
o Patients recently moving from one care setting to another
i. Discharged from hospital
ii. Discharged from community

Processing:

Data must only be used as stipulated within this Data Sharing Agreement.

Data Processors must only act upon specific instructions from the Data Controller.

Data can only be stored at the addresses listed under storage addresses.

The Data Controller and any Data Processor will only have access to records of patients of residence and registration within the CCG.

Patient level data will not be shared outside of the CCG unless it is for the purpose of Direct Care, where it may be shared only with those health professionals who have a legitimate relationship with the patient and a legitimate reason to access the data.

CCGs should work with general practices within their CCG to help them fulfil data controller responsibilities regarding flow of identifiable data into risk stratification tools.

No patient level data will be linked other than as specifically detailed within this 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 NHS Digital will not be national data, but only that data relating to the specific locality of interest of the applicant.
The DSCRO (part of NHS Digital) will apply Type 2 objections before any identifiable data leaves the DSCRO.
NHS Digital reminds all organisations party to this agreement of the need to comply with the Data Sharing Framework Contract requirements, including those regarding the use (and purposes of that use) by “Personnel” (as defined within the Data Sharing Framework Contract ie: employees, agents and contractors of the Data Recipient who may have access to that data)

Segregation
Where the Data Processor and/or the Data Controller hold both identifiable and pseudonymised data, the data will be held separately so data cannot be linked. All access to data is audited.

Risk Stratification
1. Identifiable SUS+ data is obtained from the SUS Repository to the Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO).
2. Data quality management and standardisation of data is completed by the DSCRO and the data identifiable at the level of NHS number is transferred securely to Sollis Partnership Ltd, who hold the SUS+ data within the secure Data Centre on N3.
3. Identifiable GP Data is securely sent from the GP system to Sollis Partnership Ltd
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. Once Sollis Partnership Ltd has completed the processing, the CCG can access the online system via a secure connection to access the data aggregate with small number suppression.


Commissioning
The Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO) obtains the following data sets:
1. SUS+
2. Local Provider Flows (received directly from providers)
o Acute
o Ambulance
o Community
o Demand for Service
o Diagnostic Service
o Emergency Care
o Experience, Quality and Outcomes
o Mental Health
o Other Not Elsewhere Classified
o Population Data
o Primary Care Services
o Public Health Screening
3. Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS)
4. Mental Health Learning Disability Data Set (MHLDDS)
5. Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS)
6. Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS)
7. Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT)
8. Child and Young People Health Service (CYPHS)
9. Diagnostic Imaging Data Set (DIDS)
Data quality management and pseudonymisation is completed within the DSCRO and is then disseminated as follows:
Data Processor 1 – North East London Commissioning Support Unit (CSU)
1) Pseudonymised SUS+, Local Provider data, Mental Health data (MHSDS, MHMDS, MHLDDS), Maternity data (MSDS), Improving Access to Psychological Therapies data (IAPT), Child and Young People’s Health data (CYPHS) and Diagnostic Imaging data (DIDS) only is securely transferred from the DSCRO to North East London Commissioning Support Unit (CSU).
2) North East London Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) add derived fields, link data and provide analysis to:
o See patient journeys for pathways or service design, re-design and de-commissioning (CSU or CCG).
o Check recorded activity against contracts or invoices and facilitate discussions with providers (CSU or CCG).
o Undertake population health management
o Undertake data quality and validation checks
o Thoroughly investigate the needs of the population
o Understand cohorts of residents who are at risk
o Conduct Health Needs Assessments
3) Allowed linkage is between the data sets contained within point 1.
4) North East London Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) then pass the processed, pseudonymised and linked data to the CCG. The CCG analyse the data to:
o See patient journeys for pathways or service design, re-design and de-commissioning (CSU or CCG).
o Check recorded activity against contracts or invoices and facilitate discussions with providers (CSU or CCG).
o Undertake population health management
o Undertake data quality and validation checks
o Thoroughly investigate the needs of the population
o Understand cohorts of residents who are at risk
o Conduct Health Needs Assessments
5) Aggregation of required data for CCG management use will be completed by North East London Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) or the CCG as instructed 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 can be shared.


DSfC - NHS Guildford & Waverley CCG - Comm — DARS-NIC-88788-M6F3S

Opt outs honoured: No - data flow is not identifiable, Anonymised - ICO Code Compliant (Section 251, Does not include the flow of confidential data)

Legal basis: 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)

Purposes: No (Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Sub ICB Location)

Sensitive: Sensitive

When:DSA runs 2019-06-29 — 2022-06-28 2018.06 — 2020.03.

Access method: Frequent adhoc flow, Frequent Adhoc Flow

Data-controller type: NHS SURREY HEARTLANDS CCG, NHS SURREY HEARTLANDS ICB - 92A

Sublicensing allowed: No

Datasets:

  1. Acute-Local Provider Flows
  2. Ambulance-Local Provider Flows
  3. Children and Young People Health
  4. Community-Local Provider Flows
  5. Demand for Service-Local Provider Flows
  6. Diagnostic Imaging Dataset
  7. Diagnostic Services-Local Provider Flows
  8. Emergency Care-Local Provider Flows
  9. Experience, Quality and Outcomes-Local Provider Flows
  10. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set
  11. Maternity Services Data Set
  12. Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Data Set
  13. Mental Health Minimum Data Set
  14. Mental Health Services Data Set
  15. Mental Health-Local Provider Flows
  16. Other Not Elsewhere Classified (NEC)-Local Provider Flows
  17. Population Data-Local Provider Flows
  18. Primary Care Services-Local Provider Flows
  19. Public Health and Screening Services-Local Provider Flows
  20. SUS for Commissioners
  21. Community Services Data Set
  22. National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring DataSet (CWT)
  23. Civil Registration - Births
  24. Civil Registration - Deaths
  25. National Diabetes Audit
  26. Patient Reported Outcome Measures
  27. National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring DataSet (NCWTMDS)
  28. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set_v1.5

Objectives:

Commissioning
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.
The following pseudonymised datasets are required to provide intelligence to support commissioning of health services:
- Secondary Uses Service (SUS)
- Local Provider Flows
o Acute
o Ambulance
o Community
o Demand for Service
o Diagnostic Service
o Emergency Care
o Experience, Quality and Outcomes
o Mental Health
o Other Not Elsewhere Classified
o Population Data
o Primary Care Services
o Public Health Screening
- 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.
Processing for commissioning will be conducted by South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit.

Guildford and Waverly CCG have a collaborative agreement with geographically local CCGs to share data aggregated with small number suppression. To do this, they use the same data processor to ensure they are reviewing comparable data. No record level data is shared with other CCGs.

Yielded Benefits:

Expected Benefits:

Commissioning
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.

Outputs:

Commissioning
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.

Processing:

Data must only be used as stipulated within this Data Sharing Agreement.

Data Processors must only act upon specific instructions from the Data Controller.

Data can only be stored at the addresses listed under storage addresses.

The Data Controller and any Data Processor will only have access to records of patients of residence and registration within the CCG. Access is limited to those substantive employees with authorised user accounts used for identification and authentication.

Patient level data will not be shared outside of the CCG unless it is for the purpose of Direct Care, where it may be shared only with those health professionals who have a legitimate relationship with the patient and a legitimate reason to access the data.

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 NHS Digital will not be national data, but only that data relating to the specific locality of interest of the applicant.
There will be no dissemination involving the new data processor until appropriate data destruction has taken place at the former data processor.
Commissioning
The Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO) obtains the following data sets:
1. SUS
2. Local Provider Flows (received directly from providers)
o Acute
o Ambulance
o Community
o Demand for Service
o Diagnostic Service
o Emergency Care
o Experience, Quality and Outcomes
o Mental Health
o Other Not Elsewhere Classified
o Population Data
o Primary Care Services
o Public Health Screening
3. Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS)
4. Mental Health Learning Disability Data Set (MHLDDS)
5. Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS)
6. Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS)
7. Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT)
8. Child and Young People Health Service (CYPHS)
9. Diagnostic Imaging Data Set (DIDS)
Data quality management and pseudonymisation is completed within the DSCRO and is then disseminated as follows:
Data Processor – South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit
1) Pseudonymised SUS, Local Provider data, Mental Health data (MHSDS, MHMDS, MHLDDS), Maternity data (MSDS), Improving Access to Psychological Therapies data (IAPT), Child and Young People’s Health data (CYPHS) and Diagnostic Imaging data (DIDS) only is securely transferred from the DSCRO to South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit.
2) South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit add derived fields, link data and provide analysis.
3) Allowed linkage is between the data sets contained within point 1.
4) South, Central and West Commissioning Unit then pass the processed, pseudonymised and linked data to the CCG. The CCG analyse the data to see patient journeys for pathways or service design, re-design and de-commissioning.
5) Aggregation of required data for CCG management use will be completed by the CCG or South, Central and West Commissioning Support Unit as instructed 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 can be shared.


DSfC - NHS Surrey Downs CCG - RS, Comm — DARS-NIC-43421-F1R6G

Opt outs honoured: Y, No - consent provided by participants of research studYes - patient objections upheld, Anonymised - ICO Code Compliant, Identifiable (Section 251, Mixed, Section 251 NHS Act 2006, Mixture of confidential data flow(s) with consent and flow(s) with support under section 251 NHS Act 2006)

Legal basis: Section 251 approval is in place for the flow of identifiable data, Health and Social Care Act 2012 – s261(1) and s261(2)(b)(ii), National Health Service Act 2006 - s251 - 'Control of patient information'. , Health and Social Care Act 2012 – s261(1) and s261(2)(b)(ii), Health and Social Care Act 2012 – s261(7); National Health Service Act 2006 - s251 - 'Control of patient information'., Health and Social Care Act 2012 – s261(2)(b)(ii)

Purposes: No (Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Sub ICB Location)

Sensitive: Sensitive

When:DSA runs 2018-04-27 — 2021-04-26 2018.06 — 2020.03.

Access method: Frequent adhoc flow, Frequent Adhoc Flow

Data-controller type: NHS SURREY HEARTLANDS CCG, NHS SURREY HEARTLANDS ICB - 92A

Sublicensing allowed: No

Datasets:

  1. SUS for Commissioners
  2. Acute-Local Provider Flows
  3. Ambulance-Local Provider Flows
  4. Children and Young People Health
  5. Community Services Data Set
  6. Community-Local Provider Flows
  7. Demand for Service-Local Provider Flows
  8. Diagnostic Imaging Dataset
  9. Diagnostic Services-Local Provider Flows
  10. Emergency Care-Local Provider Flows
  11. Experience, Quality and Outcomes-Local Provider Flows
  12. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set
  13. Maternity Services Data Set
  14. Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Data Set
  15. Mental Health Minimum Data Set
  16. Mental Health Services Data Set
  17. Mental Health-Local Provider Flows
  18. National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring DataSet (CWT)
  19. Other Not Elsewhere Classified (NEC)-Local Provider Flows
  20. Population Data-Local Provider Flows
  21. Primary Care Services-Local Provider Flows
  22. Public Health and Screening Services-Local Provider Flows
  23. National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring DataSet (NCWTMDS)
  24. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set_v1.5

Objectives:

Risk Stratification
Risk stratification is a tool for identifying and predicting which patients are at high risk or are likely to be at high risk and prioritising the management of their care in order to prevent worse outcomes.

To conduct risk stratification Secondary User Services (SUS+) data, identifiable at the level of NHS number is linked with Primary Care data (from GPs) and an algorithm is applied to produce risk scores. Risk Stratification provides a forecast of future demand by identifying high risk patients. Commissioners can then prepare plans for patients who may require high levels of care. Risk Stratification also enables General Practitioners (GPs) to better target intervention in Primary Care.

The legal basis for this to occur is under Section 251 of NHS Act 2006 (CAG 7-04(a)).

Risk Stratification will be conducted by Docobo Ltd.

Yielded Benefits:

Risk Stratification Risk stratification has promoted improved case management in primary care and has led to the realisation of the following benefits: 1. Improved planning from the better understanding patient flows through the healthcare system, having allowed commissioners to design appropriate pathways to improve patient flow and having allowed commissioners to identify priorities and identify plans to address these. 2. Improvement in the quality of services through reduced emergency readmissions, especially avoidable emergency admissions. This has been achieved through mapping of frequent users of emergency services and thus allowing early intervention. 3. Improvements in access to services by identifying which services are in demand but have poor access, and the identification of areas where improvement has been required. 4. Has supported the commissioner to meets its requirement to reduce premature mortality in line with the CCG Outcome Framework by allowing for more targeted intervention in primary care. 5. Better understanding of local population characteristics through analysis of their health and healthcare outcomes All of the above have led to improvements in patient experience through more effective commissioning of services. Commissioning 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. Financial and 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. 7. 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. 8. 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. 9. 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. 10. 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. 11. Better understanding of the health of and the variations in health outcomes within the population to help understand local population characteristics. 12. Better understanding of contract requirements, contract execution, and required services for management of existing contracts, and to assist with identification and planning of future contracts 13. Insights into patient outcomes, and identification of the possible efficacy of outcomes-based contracting opportunities.

Expected Benefits:

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 thus allowing early intervention.
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. Supports the commissioner to meets its requirement to reduce premature mortality in line with the CCG Outcome Framework by allowing for more targeted intervention in primary care.
5. Better understanding of local population characteristics through analysis of their health and healthcare outcomes

All of the above lead to improved patient experience through more effective commissioning of services.

Outputs:

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 (of the CCG), pseudonymised at patient level.
4. 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.
5. The CCG will be able to target specific patient groups and enable clinicians with the duty of care for the patient to offer appropriate interventions. The CCG will also be able to:
o Stratify populations based on: disease profiles; conditions currently being treated; current service use; pharmacy use and risk of future overall cost
o Plan work for commissioning services and contracts
o Set up capitated budgets
o Identify health determinants of risk of admission to hospital, or other adverse care outcomes.

Processing:

Data must only be used as stipulated within this Data Sharing Agreement.

Data Processors must only act upon specific instructions from the Data Controller.

Data can only be stored at the addresses listed under storage addresses.

Patient level data will not be shared outside of the CCG unless it is for the purpose of Direct Care, where it may be shared only with those health professionals who have a legitimate relationship with the patient and a legitimate reason to access the data.

All access to data is managed under Roles-Based Access Controls

No patient level data will be linked other than as specifically detailed within this 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 NHS Digital will not be national data, but only that data relating to the specific locality and that data required by the applicant.

NHS Digital reminds all organisations party to this agreement of the need to comply with the Data Sharing Framework Contract requirements, including those regarding the use (and purposes of that use) by “Personnel” (as defined within the Data Sharing Framework Contract ie: employees, agents and contractors of the Data Recipient who may have access to that data)

The DSCRO (part of NHS Digital) will apply Type 2 objections before any identifiable data leaves the DSCRO.

CCGs should work with general practices within their CCG to help them fulfil data controller responsibilities regarding flow of identifiable data into risk stratification tools.


Segregation
Where the Data Processor and/or the Data Controller hold both identifiable and pseudonymised data, the data will be held separately so data cannot be linked.

All access to data is auditable by NHS Digital.

Risk Stratification
1. Identifiable SUS+ data is obtained from the SUS Repository to the Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO).
2. Data quality management and standardisation of data is completed by the DSCRO and the data identifiable at the level of NHS number is transferred securely to Docobo Ltd, who hold the SUS+ data within the secure Data Centre on N3.
3. Identifiable GP Data is securely sent from the GP system to Docobo Ltd.
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. Once Docobo Ltd has completed the processing, the CCG can access the online system via a secure connection to access the data pseudonymised at patient level.



DSfC - NHS Surrey Heartlands - STP - Comm — DARS-NIC-162677-S1D8W

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

Legal basis: 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)

Purposes: No (Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), Sub ICB Location)

Sensitive: Sensitive

When:DSA runs 2019-06-20 — 2022-06-19 2018.06 — 2020.03.

Access method: Frequent adhoc flow, Frequent Adhoc Flow

Data-controller type: NHS SURREY HEARTLANDS CCG, NHS SURREY HEARTLANDS ICB - 92A

Sublicensing allowed: No

Datasets:

  1. Acute-Local Provider Flows
  2. Ambulance-Local Provider Flows
  3. Children and Young People Health
  4. Community Services Data Set
  5. Community-Local Provider Flows
  6. Demand for Service-Local Provider Flows
  7. Diagnostic Imaging Dataset
  8. Diagnostic Services-Local Provider Flows
  9. Emergency Care-Local Provider Flows
  10. Experience, Quality and Outcomes-Local Provider Flows
  11. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set
  12. Maternity Services Data Set
  13. Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Data Set
  14. Mental Health Minimum Data Set
  15. Mental Health Services Data Set
  16. Mental Health-Local Provider Flows
  17. Other Not Elsewhere Classified (NEC)-Local Provider Flows
  18. Population Data-Local Provider Flows
  19. Primary Care Services-Local Provider Flows
  20. Public Health and Screening Services-Local Provider Flows
  21. SUS for Commissioners
  22. National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring DataSet (CWT)
  23. Civil Registration - Births
  24. Civil Registration - Deaths
  25. National Diabetes Audit
  26. Patient Reported Outcome Measures
  27. National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring DataSet (NCWTMDS)
  28. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set_v1.5

Objectives:

Commissioning
To use pseudonymised data to provide intelligence to support the commissioning of health services. The data (containing both clinical and financial information) is analysed so that health care provision can be planned to support the needs of the population within the CCG area.
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.

The Surrey Heartlands Sustainable Transformation Partnership (STP) includes 3 CCGs: NHS Surrey Downs CCG, NHS Guildford and Waverley CCG, and NHS North West Surrey CCG. The STP is responsible for implementing large parts of the 5 year forward view from NHS England. The STP is implementing several initiatives:

1. Putting the patient at the heart of the health system
2. Working across organisational boundaries to deliver care and including social care, public Health, providers and GPs as well as CCGs
3. Reviewing patient pathways to improve patient experience whilst reducing costs e.g. reduce the number of standard tests a patient may have and only have the ones they need
4. Planning the demand and capacity across the healthcare system across 3 CCGs to ensure we have the right buildings, services and staff to cope with demand whilst reducing the impact on costs
5. Working to prevent or capture conditions early as they are cheaper to treat
6. Introduce initiatives to change behaviours e.g. move more care into the community
7. Patient pathway planning for the above


To ensure the patient is at the heart of care, the STP is focussing on where services are required across the geographical region. This assists to ensure delivery of care in the right place for patients who may move and change services across CCGs.

The CCG will work proactively and collaboratively with the other CCGs in the STP to redesign services across boundaries to integrate services. Collaborative sharing is required for CCGs to understand these requirements.

The following pseudonymised datasets are required to provide intelligence to support commissioning of health services:
- Secondary Uses Service (SUS+)
- Local Provider Flows
o Acute
o Ambulance
o Community
o Demand for Service
o Diagnostic Service
o Emergency Care
o Experience, Quality and Outcomes
o Mental Health
o Other Not Elsewhere Classified
o Population Data
o Primary Care Services
o Public Health Screening
- 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)
- Community Services Data Set (CSDS)
- Diagnostic Imaging Data Set (DIDS)
The pseudonymised data is required to for the following purposes:
§ Population health management:
• Understanding the interdependency of care services
• Targeting care more effectively
• Using value as the redesign principle
• Ensuring we do what we should
§ Data Quality and Validation – allowing data quality checks on the submitted data
§ Thoroughly investigating the needs of the population, to ensure the right services are available for individuals when and where they need them
§ Understanding cohorts of residents who are at risk of becoming users of some of the more expensive services, to better understand and manage those needs
§ Monitoring population health and care interactions to understand where people may slip through the net, or where the provision of care may be being duplicated
§ Modelling activity across all data sets to understand how services interact with each other, and to understand how changes in one service may affect flows through another
§ Service redesign
§ Health Needs Assessment – identification of underlying disease prevalence within the local population
§ Patient stratification and predictive modelling - to identify specific patients at risk of requiring hospital admission and other avoidable factors such as risk of falls, computed using algorithms executed against linked de-identified data, and identification of future service delivery models

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.
Processing for commissioning will be conducted by North East London Commissioning Support Unit

Yielded Benefits:

Commissioning 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.

Expected Benefits:

Commissioning
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. Financial and 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
10. 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.
11. Better understanding of the health of and the variations in health outcomes within the population to help understand local population characteristics.
12. Better understanding of contract requirements, contract execution, and required services for management of existing contracts, and to assist with identification and planning of future contracts
13. Insights into patient outcomes, and identification of the possible efficacy of outcomes-based contracting opportunities.
14. Reviewing current service provision
a. Cost-benefit analysis and service impact assessments to underpin service transformation across health economy
b. Service planning and re-design (development of NMoC and integrated care pathways, new partnerships, working with new providers etc.)
c. Impact analysis for different models or productivity measures, efficiency and experience
d. Service and pathway review
e. Service utilisation review
15. Ensuring compliance with evidence and guidance
a. Testing approaches with evidence and compliance with guidance.
16. Monitoring outcomes
a. Analysis of variation in outcomes across population group
17. Understanding how services impact across the health economy
a. Service evaluation
b. Programme reviews
c. Analysis of productivity, outcomes, experience, plan, targets and actuals
d. Assessing value for money and efficiency gains
e. Understanding impact of services on health inequalities
18. Understanding how services impact on the health of the population and patient cohorts
a. Measuring and assessing improvement in service provision, patient experience & outcomes and the cost to achieve this
b. Propensity matching and scoring
c. Triple aim analysis
19. Understanding future drivers for change across health economy
a. Forecasting health and care needs for population and population cohorts across STPs
b. Identifying changes in disease trends and prevalence
c. Efficiencies that can be gained from procuring services across wider footprints, from new innovations
d. Predictive modelling
20. Delivering services that meet changing needs of population
a. Analysis to support policy development
b. Ethical and equality impact assessments
c. Implementation of NMOC
d. What do next years contracts need to include?
e. Workforce planning
21. Maximising services and outcomes within financial envelopes across health economy
a. What-if analysis
b. Cost-benefit analysis
c. Health economics analysis
d. Scenario planning and modelling
e. Investment and disinvestment in services analysis
f. Opportunity analysis

Outputs:

Commissioning
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.
9. Comparators of CCG performance with similar CCGs as set out by a specific range of care quality and performance measures detailed activity and cost reports
10. Data Quality and Validation measures allowing data quality checks on the submitted data
11. Contract Management and Modelling
12. Patient Stratification, such as:
a. Patients at highest risk of admission
b. Most expensive patients (top 15%)
c. Frail and elderly
d. Patients that are currently in hospital
e. Patients with most referrals to secondary care
f. Patients with most emergency activity
g. Patients with most expensive prescriptions
h. Patients recently moving from one care setting to another
i. Discharged from hospital
ii. Discharged from community
13. Identifying and managing preventable and existing conditions
a. Identifying types of individuals and population cohorts at risk of non-elective re-admission
b. Risk stratification to identify populations suitable for case management
c. Risk profiling and predictive modelling
d. Risk stratification for planning services for population cohorts
e. Identification of disease incidence and diagnosis stratification
14. Reducing health inequalities
a. Identifying cohorts of patients who have worse health outcomes typically deprived, ethnic groups, homeless, travellers etc. to enable services to proactively target their needs
b. Socio-demographic analysis
15. Managing demand
a. Waiting times analysis
b. Service demand and supply modelling
c. Understanding cross-border and overseas visitor
d. Winter planning
e. Emergency preparedness, business continuity, recovery and contingency planning
16. Care co-ordination and planning
a. Planning packages of care
b. Service planning
c. Planning care co-ordination
17. Monitoring individual patient health, service utilisation, pathway compliance experience & outcomes across the heath and care system
a. Patient pathway analysis across health and care
b. Outcomes & experience analysis
c. Analysis to support anti-terror initiatives
d. Analysis to identify vulnerable patients with potential safeguarding issues
e. Understanding equity of care and unwarranted variation
f. Modelling patient flow
g. Tracking patient pathways
h. Monitoring to support NMoC, ACOs, STPs
i. Identifying duplications in care
j. Identifying gaps in care, missed diagnoses and triple fail events
k. Analysing individual and aggregated timelines
18. Undertaking budget planning, management and reporting
a. Tracking financial performance against plans
b. Budget reporting
c. Tariff development
d. Developing and monitoring capitated budgets
e. Developing and monitoring individual-level budgets
f. Future budget planning and forecasting
g. Paying for care of overseas visitors and cross-border flow
19. Monitoring the value for money
a. Service-level costing & comparisons
b. Identification of cost pressures
c. Cost benefit analysis
d. Equity of spend across services and population cohorts
e. Finance impact assessment
20. Comparing population groups, peers, national and international best practice
a. Identification of variation in productivity, cost, outcomes, quality, experience, compared with peers, national and international & best practice
b. Benchmarking against other parts of the country
c. Identifying unwarranted variations
21. Comparing expected levels
a. Standardised comparisons for prevalence, activity, cost, quality, experience, outcomes for given populations
22. Comparing local targets & plan
a. Monitoring of local variation in productivity, cost, outcomes, quality and experience
b. Local performance dashboards by service provider, commissioner, geography, NMOC, STPs
23. Monitoring activity and cost compliance against contract and agreed plans
a. Contract monitoring
b. Contract reconciliation and challenge
c. Invoice validation
24. Monitoring provider quality, demand, experience and outcomes against contract and agreed plans
a. Performance dashboards
b. CQUIN reporting
c. Clinical audit
d. Patient experience surveys
e. Demand, supply, outcome & experience analysis
f. Monitoring cross-border flows and overseas visitor activity
25. Improving provider data quality
a. Coding audit
b. Data quality validation and review
c. Checking validity of patient identity and commissioner assignment.

Processing:

Data must only be used as stipulated within this Data Sharing Agreement.

Data Processors must only act upon specific instructions from the Data Controller.

Data can only be stored at the addresses listed under storage addresses.

The Data Controller and any Data Processor will only have access to records of patients of residence and registration within the Surrey Heartlands Sustainable Transformation Partnership.


No patient level data will be linked other than as specifically detailed within this 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 NHS Digital will not be national data, but only that data relating to the specific locality of interest of the applicant.
NHS Digital reminds all organisations party to this agreement of the need to comply with the Data Sharing Framework Contract requirements, including those regarding the use (and purposes of that use) by “Personnel” (as defined within the Data Sharing Framework Contract ie: employees, agents and contractors of the Data Recipient who may have access to that data)

Segregation
Where the Data Processor and/or the Data Controller hold both identifiable and pseudonymised data, the data will be held separately so data cannot be linked.
All access to data is audited


Commissioning
The Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO) obtains the following data sets:
1. SUS+
2. Local Provider Flows (received directly from providers)
o Acute
o Ambulance
o Community
o Demand for Service
o Diagnostic Service
o Emergency Care
o Experience, Quality and Outcomes
o Mental Health
o Other Not Elsewhere Classified
o Population Data
o Primary Care Services
o Public Health Screening
3. Mental Health Minimum Data Set (MHMDS)
4. Mental Health Learning Disability Data Set (MHLDDS)
5. Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS)
6. Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS)
7. Improving Access to Psychological Therapy (IAPT)
8. Child and Young People Health Service (CYPHS)
9. Community Services Data Set (CSDS)
10. Diagnostic Imaging Data Set (DIDS)
Data quality management and pseudonymisation is completed within the DSCRO and is then disseminated as follows:
Data Processor 1 – North East London Commissioning Support Unit
1) Pseudonymised SUS+, Local Provider data, Mental Health data (MHSDS, MHMDS, MHLDDS), Maternity data (MSDS), Improving Access to Psychological Therapies data (IAPT), Child and Young People’s Health data (CYPHS), Community Services Data Set (CSDS)
and Diagnostic Imaging data (DIDS) only is securely transferred from the DSCRO to North East London Commissioning Support Unit.
2) North East London Commissioning Support Unit add derived fields, link data and provide analysis to:
o See patient journeys for pathways or service design, re-design and de-commissioning.
o Check recorded activity against contracts or invoices and facilitate discussions with providers.
o Undertake population health management
o Undertake data quality and validation checks
o Thoroughly investigate the needs of the population
o Understand cohorts of residents who are at risk
o Conduct Health Needs Assessments
3) Allowed linkage is between the data sets contained within point 1.
4) North East London Commissioning Support Unit then pass the processed, pseudonymised and linked data to the CCG.
5) Aggregation of required data for CCG management use will be completed by North East London Commissioning Support Unit or the CCG as instructed 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 can be shared as set out within NHS Digital guidance applicable to each data set.