Public consultation by NHS Digital on planned amendments to Compenium Indicators

Closed 22 Jun 2018

Opened 10 May 2018

Feedback Updated 30 Aug 2018

We Asked

We asked for feedback on proposed changes to:

  •  the way indicators are reported
  • archiving and signposting indicators we no longer update or hold the most relevant data for
  • the new approach to disclosure control to be adopted across all compendium indicators

You Said

The responses received supported each of our proposals.  In respect of the second proposal, the need for the archive to be easy to access and fully searchable was highlighted. 

Several items of supplementary feedback not directly related to the proposals were also received, and specific responses have already been sent out to the individuals concerned.

We Did

After careful consideration, we decided to abandon our first proposal in relation to amalgamating indicators.

Our second proposal was to signpost all indicators where more contemporary information is held elsewhere, and to move indicators to a new ‘archive’ series where this is not possible.  We intend to complete this work by the end of 2018.

Our final proposal was to adopt a ‘central suppression’ method, based on rounding, across all compendium indicators to speed up production and make suppression more reliable.  This will be implemented henceforth, starting with the compendium mortality indicators that are due to be released in batches from Autumn 2018 onwards. 

The central suppression method will be applied flexibly where necessary to ensure full compliance with births and deaths disclosure control guidelines published by data providers such as the Office for National Statistics (ONS).

There are a series of compendium indicators relating to hospital readmissions within 28 days where planned updates have been postponed pending methodological review, but which are known to be popular among users.  The wider Clinical Indicators team are currently undertaking an options appraisal for standardisation, and our plan is to resume publishing readmissions indicators by the end of 2018.

Finally, in response to feedback highlighting the need for indicators to be properly catalogued and indexed, we recently released an 'Overall list of Clinical Indicators' list.  This list is published under the 'Overview' section at https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information and can easily be filtered to show only compendium indicators.

Overview

NHS Digital's "Compendium" is a collection of indicators, giving a comprehensive overview of population health at a national, regional and local level. 

The indicators within the Compendium can be useful for:

  • comparing the profile of your local area with other regions and national averages 
  • understanding what the population health challenges are in your area and how they may be changing over time 
  • exploring the diverse range of factors that influence health inequalities

The Compendium covers a wide range of indicators:

Cancer incidence, prevalence, survival and screening

  • Hospital care
  • Mortality
  • Public health
  • Local Basket of Inequality Indicators (LBOI)
  • Other (Area classification including deprivation, education, population, social care and socio-economic factors)

You can wiew the Compendium web page at the following link: https://digital.nhs.uk/data-and-information/publications/ci-hub/compendium-indicators

Why We Are Consulting

This consultation is inteneded to gather feedback on proposed changes to:

  • the way indicators are reported in Compendium
  • archiving and signposting Compendium indicators we no longer update or hold the most relevant data for
  • the approach to disclosure control adopted across all Compendium indicators that will be updated in future

This engagement with users ensures that we are following best practice on the principles of the Code of Practice for Statistics 2018 around the pillars of Trustworthiness, in particular T4: Transparent processes and management and Value, in particluar V1: Relevance to users.

You can view the Code of Practice for Statistics 2018 via the following link: https://www.statisticsauthority.gov.uk/code-of-practice/

All responses collected will be treated confidentially in line with the Data Protection Act 2018 and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), personal details of respondents will not be associated with any published results of the survey or shared with anyone outside of NHS Digital.

When we consider the results, greater weight will be given to external users and to those who identify themselves or the organisation they are submitting on behalf of.

The consultation should take between 5 and 10 minutes to complete.

What Happens Next

The responses to this consultation will be analysed and any decisions made as a result will be made public within 12 weeks after the consultation closes.

Areas

  • All Areas

Audiences

  • GP Practice Managers
  • Clinicians
  • Managers
  • Commissioners
  • IG Specialists
  • IG Administrators
  • IT Specialists
  • Internal Audit Representatives
  • Dental Managers
  • Pharmacy Managers
  • SHA Cluster IG Managers
  • PCT Cluster IG Managers
  • Patients
  • Carers
  • Members of the Public
  • Local Authority IG Managers
  • Social Care Providers
  • Public Health Organisations
  • Informatics Specialists
  • Auditors
  • Academia/Research
  • Prison Health
  • Hosted Secondary Use Teams
  • NHS Business Partners
  • Commercial Third Parties
  • Qualified Providers - Clinical
  • Qualified Providers - Non Clinical
  • Community Pharmacies
  • CIOs
  • Finance Managers
  • Health IT System Suppliers
  • Laboratory Staff
  • Pathology Staff
  • Laboratory Medicine Staff
  • Trust/Practice IT Staff
  • Senior Information Risk Owners
  • 111/999 Call Handlers
  • Clinicians
  • Customers of the South Devon NHS Service Desk
  • Heads of Information
  • Information Managers
  • IT Quality Assurance Managers
  • Data Quality Managers
  • TRUD SNOMED CT Subscribers
  • Clinical Coding Professionals
  • Clinical Coding Auditors
  • Coding, Finance & Information Managers
  • TRUD NICIP Subscribers
  • Health Care Resource Groups (HRG) Users
  • National Caesmix Office
  • Registered Users of Submission Portal
  • Acute Non Foundation Trusts
  • Acute Foundation Trusts
  • Care Non Foundation Trusts
  • Care Foundation Trusts
  • Ambulance Non Foundation Trusts
  • Ambulance Foundation Trusts
  • Mental Health Non Foundation Trusts
  • Mental Health Foundation Trusts
  • GP Practices
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs)
  • Dentists
  • Special Health Authority (SpHA)
  • Independent and Voluntary Sector
  • NHS Care Homes
  • NHS Commissioning Board
  • Trust Development Authority
  • Arms Length Bodies
  • Commissioning Support Units (CSU)
  • NHS Commissioning Board
  • NHS England
  • NHS England - Local Area Teams
  • Social Enterprises
  • Hospices
  • Specialist Palliative Care Services
  • Eye Care Services
  • BAAS Customers
  • Local authorities
  • Clinical Commissioning Groups
  • Acute Care
  • Community Care
  • Secondary Care
  • Ambulance Services
  • Out of Hours Services
  • Social Care
  • Secondary Use Organisations
  • Voluntary Sector Organisations
  • All Secondary Healthcare Providers
  • NHS England Commissioning Teams
  • All Users
  • All Users of This Statistical Information
  • Cancer Services
  • All Users of the Commissioning Data Sets
  • All Users of National Data Sets
  • Acute Non Foundation Trusts
  • Acute Foundation Trusts
  • Care Non Foundation Trusts
  • Care Foundation Trusts
  • Mental Health Non Foundation Trusts
  • Mental Health Foundation Trusts
  • GP Practices
  • Independent and Voluntary Sector
  • IT System suppliers
  • Private Health care provider
  • Information Teams
  • Clinicians
  • Data Consumers
  • System Suppliers
  • Event attendees
  • NHS Digital Staff
  • Other NHS Organisations
  • All NHS organisations
  • Heads of Profession
  • Career Managers
  • Lorenzo CoP
  • NHS Trusts
  • Community pharmacies
  • Junior doctors
  • Senior ICT mangers
  • EPS stakeholders
  • ODS - Stakeholders
  • ODS - Organisation Contacts (OC1s)
  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • South Devon NHS Service Desk customers
  • SSD National Helpdesk Exeter
  • SSD National Service Desk

Interests

  • Information Governance
  • Audit
  • Information Technology
  • Governance
  • Information Security
  • Informatics
  • Commissioning
  • Regulation
  • Confidential Information
  • Workforce
  • Data Dissemination
  • Data Releases
  • Interoperability
  • Information Standards
  • Clinical Systems
  • Clinical Messaging
  • Information Sharing
  • Information Standards
  • Data Set Change Notices
  • Data Collections
  • Commissioning Data Sets
  • SNOMED CT
  • Terminology
  • Pharmacy
  • Classifications
  • Clinical Coding
  • NICIP
  • Read Codes
  • ICD-10
  • Prescribing
  • Clinical Systems
  • Clinical Messaging
  • dm+d
  • ePrescribing
  • Clinical Terminology
  • Accident and Emergency
  • Administration & Clerical
  • Ambulance
  • Cancer services
  • Care of the Elderly
  • Clinical Governance
  • Community Care
  • Dentistry & Orthodontics
  • Estates & Facilities
  • Finance
  • General Practice
  • Genito-urinary Medicine
  • Hospital Inpatient and Outpatient Care
  • Human Resources / Workforce
  • Informatics
  • Information Technology
  • Maternity services
  • Mental Health
  • Performance
  • Pharmacy
  • Primary Care
  • Prison Health
  • Public Health
  • Sexual Health
  • Social Care
  • Stop smoking services
  • Urgent care (A&E, urgent care, walk-in centres)
  • Dementia
  • Memory Services
  • Immunisation and Vaccination
  • Clinical Audit
  • Children and young people
  • CAMHS
  • Drug and Alcohol Treatment Services
  • Patient Experience
  • Ophthalmic Services
  • Commissioning
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Written Complaints
  • Payment by Results
  • Secondary Uses
  • Public Health
  • Commissioning
  • Clinical Safety
  • Clinical Risk Management
  • Email
  • Information Sharing
  • Patient Experience
  • Reference Data
  • In vitro fertilisation
  • Customer Satisfaction
  • Child Protection - Information Sharing
  • End of Life Care
  • Palliative Care
  • Care Planning
  • Pathology Services
  • Laboratory Services
  • Learning & development
  • ICT
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  • N3
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  • Social Care Integration
  • Summary Care Record
  • NHS WiFi
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  • Service users
  • Smartcards