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Available sources of NHS data

A list of sources of NHS data complete with links.

A list of sources of NHS data complete with links.

Demographics

Types Morbidity, mortality, demographics, health staffing levels
Source ONS
Pros/cons Has a health and care theme. Data may be up to three years old

Public health data

Types PCT: health needs assessments
Local authority: joint strategic needs assessment
Source Association of Public Health Observatories
Pros/cons Has health profiles including interactive map

Benchmarking

Types Practice, PCT, SHA, national, elective, non-elective, outpatient
Source NHS comparators (NHS net/N3 connection required)
Pros/cons Data up to nine months old

18-week wait

Source NHS comparators (NHS net/N3 connection required)
Pros/cons Good selection of well-presented graphs
Organised by specialty
Data may be up to nine months old

Source No Delays Achiever
Pros/cons Breakdown of activity by phase (referral to appointment, diagnostic wait)
Confusing interface and difficult to find the answer you want

More types and sources

NHS management/commissioning

Primary Care Contracting
NHS Employers
NHS Networks

Research data

National Institute for Health Research
Medline
• Local library services

Primary care statistics

NHS Information Centre
BMA
NHS Employers
DWP statistics
Hospital Episode Statistics (HES)

Salaries

NHS Jobs

Drug tariff/prescribing data

PPA online drug tariff
ePACT

Tariff data

Payment by Results

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