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Adult Social Care - Feasibility of Data Extraction Project

In 2012 the Department of Health published The Power of Information: putting all of us in control of the health and care information we need. This confirmed there is an interest in the wider use of client-level data for adult care and support services, as long as confidential data is protected and the administrative burden associated with national data collections is manageable.

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was commissioned by the Department of Health (DH) to investigate the feasibility of extracting client-level Adult Social Care data from local authority systems.

A project board was set up to undertake this project and included:

  • Julie Stroud (Chair), HSCIC
  • Jennifer Byrom, Department of Health
  • Rupert Bailey, Department of Health
  • Terry Dafter, Association of Directors of Adult Social Services
  • Tim Hind, Local Government Association
  • Helena Kucharczyk, Wolverhampton Council
  • Oliver Mills, Towards Excellence in Adult Social Care
  • Richard Pantlin, techUK / ADASS Information Management Group
  • Theo Georghiou, Nuffield Trust
  • Katharine Robbins, HSCIC
  • Pritpal Rayat, HSCIC
  • Steve Willner, Care Quality Commission
  • Adrian Coombes, HSCIC

The project was overseen by the Outcomes and Information Development Board (OIDB), jointly chaired by DH and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS).

   

Final report

The final report pdf icon Adult Social Care - Feasibility of Data Extraction [410kb] has now been completed and delivered to the Outcomes and Information Development Board (OIDB), which is jointly chaired by DH and the Association of Directors of Adult Social Services.  Although the report concludes that direct data extraction from local systems is not feasible at this time, OIDB are supportive of the recommended options and have given priority for the next steps to focus on defining the requirements for client-level adult social care data and developing data standards to support these requirements. 

We would like to thank all those who participated in the various workstreams, particularly the safeguarding proof of concept data collection and the local authority questionnaires. In addition, engagement through reference groups to provide advice and assurance, was a key factor in successfully delivering project workstreams.

The appendices are available in the document below.

pdf icon ASC Feaibility of Extraction Final Report Appendices [2Mb]

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