CDS V6-2 Type 170 - Admitted Patient Care - Detained And/Or Long Term Psychiatric Census Commissioning Data Set Overview


CDS V6-2 Type 170 - Admitted Patient Care - Detained and or Long Term Psychiatric Census Commissioning Data Set carries the data for the Psychiatric Census.

NHS England require a record for every PATIENT admitted as at 31 March each year for which the PATIENT is detained or the Episode is part of a Hospital Provider Spell which has lasted longer than one year and for which the majority of time has been spent under the care of a CONSULTANT in one of the psychiatric specialties.

In the case of Organisation Mergers and demergers occurring, where the Hospital Provider Spell would have lasted longer than one year except for the merger / demerger, PATIENTS should be included. The ORGANISATION CODE (CODE OF PROVIDER) will be that of the ORGANISATION in existence as at the 31 March Census Date.

ORGANISATIONS may, by local agreement, make submissions of the Psychiatric Census other than at 31st March each year. Care must be taken to ensure that the CDS ACTIVITY DATE chosen is compatible with the Commissioning Data Set Submission Protocol used.

To access more detailed information on the Commissioning Data Sets, see the Commissioning Data Sets Introduction.


See Commissioning Data Set Notation for an explanation of Group Status and Group Repeats. 

Business Rules

See Commissioning Data Set Business Rules for an explanation of the business and/or processing rules which apply to individual Data Elements.

XML Schema

For guidance on the XML Schema constraints, see the Commissioning Data Set Version 6-2 XML Schema Constraints.

For guidance on downloading the XML Schema, see XML Schema TRUD Download.