Commissioning Data Set Submission and Organisation Mergers

ORGANISATIONS can function as independent senders of Commissioning Data Sets and have service level agreements with Acute, Community or Mental Health ORGANISATIONS for the submission of this data. These agreements usually relate to clinical services that are subcontracted to that Health Care Provider or where clinical services are facilitated on that site but owned by the commissioner of the agreement.

ORGANISATION mergers do not always result in an immediate merger of IT facilities and their often disparate systems to enable a single flow of commissioning data to the Secondary Uses Service. In this case, data flows to the Secondary Uses Service for multiple sites from multiple senders must be very carefully managed in order to avoid inadvertent deletion or duplication of records in the Secondary Uses Service.

For further guidance, see the NHS Digital website at: Secondary Uses Service (SUS) Guidance.