NHSX have brought together key national ORGANISATIONS that use health and care data into a Data Alliance Partnership (DAP). The Data Alliance Partnership member ORGANISATIONS are committed to maximising the benefits from utilising and sharing data already held in health and care systems in order to minimise the burden of collecting more data from frontline service providers.
- Identify and, wherever possible, reduce duplication of data collections
- Increase the benefits from data already held by making data accessible for legitimate purposes within existing legislation – the principle of collect once, use many times
- Increase transparency by making clear what data the health and care system holds and how it is used – to be published as a single list of approved data collections
- Have responsibility for approving Information Standard and Collection (including Extractions) (ISCEs) to be used in health and adult social care.
Note: The Data Alliance Partnership Sub Board (DAPSB) has replaced the Data Coordination Sub Board (DCSB). The Data Alliance Partnership Sub Board has devolved responsibility for scrutiny and approval of recommendations made by the Data Standards Assurance Service (DSAS) on proposals for new and/or changes to Information Standard and Collection (including Extractions).
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