Formal Notice published for future data reporting

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DHSC has published the Formal Notice setting out what information is required by the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care from CQC-regulated adult social care providers, under section 277A of the Health and Social Care Act 2012, as inserted by section 99 of the Health and Care Act 2022. As per the Formal Notice, the first set of monthly data is due by the end of 14 August 2022 and on day 14 every month thereafter. where the 14th falls on a weekend or bank holiday, it will be the following working day.
DHSC is working on a future data collection from care providers, which will eventually replace the Capacity Tracker dataset that becomes mandatory from 31 July 2022. As promised at the start of the pandemic, it’s now time for the longer-term approach to be developed and co-produced with providers and other stakeholders.

The aim is to engage closely with all stakeholders to identify and agree on key data needs and look at opportunities to streamline current data collections from care providers, so that data can be captured once and shared with all those that need it. This includes providers, councils, CQC, and Government. This will add real value in gaining a full view of the challenges for the sector and reduce overall provider data burden.

Read about this and more in our weekly Wednesday digest for 20 July