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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.
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