Consultation outcome

Review of the number of requests made to NHS organisations for national data returns

This consultation was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

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Fundamental Review of Data Returns: Consultation Response

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Fundamental Review of Data Returns: Equality Analysis

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Detail of outcome

This document provides a summary of the responses received and highlights the key themes from the consultation. It also sets out the government’s response and further actions to be taken.

Original consultation

This consultation ran from to

Summary

Asks your views on plans to reduce the number of data returns requested by the Department of Health and its arms length bodies from the NHS.

Consultation description

The government wants your views on its proposals to cut up to 25% of all data returns commissioned by the Department of Health and its arms length bodies. This would lead to a reduction in burden on the NHS of approximately £10million.

Patient groups, research organisations, academic institutions and NHS trusts are now being asked for their views on proposals to streamline data collections across health and social care.

One part of the consultation (annex E) focuses on the impact of proposed changes on Official and National Statistics publications, for which we are inviting the views of statistics users.

A second phase of work will be carried out to examine how remaining data returns can be rationalised. The aim is for data to be collected and processed efficiently and for any burden on information providers to be kept to a minimum.

The consultation documents are available from the National Archives website