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Quarterly Wheelchair Collection

The national wheelchair data collection (Standardisation Committee for Care Information reference SCCI2097 Amd 38/2015) is part of the programme of work focussed on improving wheelchair services and was first introduced in July 2015.

Frequency: Quarterly


Background to the collection


The national wheelchair data collection (Standardisation Committee for Care Information reference SCCI2097 Amd 38/2015) is part of the programme of work focussed on improving wheelchair services and was first introduced in July 2015. This data collection was introduced to establish a better understanding of the current situation with regard to NHS wheelchair services in England and support commissioners and providers to improve services. Wheelchairs provide a significant gateway to independence, well-being and quality of life for thousands of adults and children and the collection will enable benchmarking and the use of transparent data to drive improvements. There is virtually no area of service delivery in healthcare which has been improved without the provision of better data.

The questions being asked have been consulted on widely through wheelchair users, service providers (both individually and through the National Wheelchair Managers Forum), clinicians, NHS England staff and others.

All Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) will collect data from their wheelchair service provider(s) on a quarterly basis. Data should then be submitted to NHS Digital via upload to the Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) by the middle of the month following the end of the last quarter as illustrated in the table below


Launch and submission dates:

PeriodLaunch dateDeadline date
Q3 - 1 October 2017 - 31 December 20172 January 201816 January 2018
Q4 - 1 January 2018 - 31 March 20182 April 201817 April 2018

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