Inter-Provider Transfer Administrative Minimum Data Set Overview

Introduction

This Inter-Provider Transfer Administrative Minimum Data Set specifies the data necessary to permit the receiving Health Care Provider to be able to report the PATIENT's progress along their PATIENT PATHWAY and, in particular, their REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD.

The NHS need to measure and monitor the REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD within PATIENT PATHWAYS to ensure that they are progressing as planned to achieve the 18 weeks target.

In an estimated 10% to 20% of cases, responsibility for the PATIENT PATHWAY will be transferred between Health Care Providers. The receiving Health Care Provider would be unable to report on the 18 weeks target for these cases unless the referring Health Care Provider supplied the PATIENT PATHWAY information at the time of transfer.

Scope and Collection

Where the Inter-Provider Transfer Administrative Minimum Data Set is sent WITH the clinical referral letter it is considered to be complete if the following key data items are included:

Where the Inter-Provider Transfer Administrative Minimum Data Set is sent independently of the clinical referral letter, ALL mandated Inter-Provider Transfer Administrative Minimum Data Set data items must be completed.

Further Guidance

Further guidance on the data set can be found in 'The Inter-Provider Transfer Administrative Data Set Operational Information Standard' and in DSCN 30/2007.

Further guidance and definitions on REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIODS and those PATIENT PATHWAYS included within the Consultant-Led Referral to Treatment Waiting Times can be found on the NHS England website at: Consultant-led Referral to Treatment Waiting Times.

Mandation

The Mandation column indicates the NHS recommendation for the inclusion of data:

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