Commissioning data to be provided by one service

The NHS Information Centre (NHSIC) is to launch a single service to provide data for commissioning decisions.

The National Information Reporting Service will bring together information such as the iView health and social care system, NHS Comparators and the Secondary Uses Service (SUS).

Professor Michael Thick, chief clinical officer at NHS Connecting for Health, said he liked the idea of folding SUS into a bigger service because he found the word ‘secondary’ - and its implications that data does not matter - ‘pretty insulting.’

A spokeswoman for NHS IC stressed that the project was ‘very early stages’.

jonn.elledge@haymarket.com

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