Community Services Data Set (CSDS) submissions must be made using the latest CSDS Intermediate Database (IDB).
The structure of the IDB must not be altered in any way, and will be validated upon receipt of the submission to the SDCS Cloud. All tables must be present, even if some are not appropriate to the submission (based on the activity that has taken place). All fields listed in each table must also be present and field types must be exactly as specified.
The data items required to populate the IDB should be extracted directly from the appropriate local information systems, such as a clinical system or Patient Administration System.
Read more on our Intermediate Database (IDB) guidance pages.
This release is useable from February 2023.
Included are changes to reflect the replacement of ‘Consultation Medium Used’ with ‘Consultation Mechanism (Community Care)’, capture of Overseas Visitor charging information, a new pilot data item ‘Ethnic Category 2021’, and amendments to align with the NHS Data Model and Dictionary. See the included production log for details.
Use this release for all 1.6 submissions starting from February 2023 for January 2023 reporting period data.
Providers must continue to use the CSDS 1.5 IDB (csds-idb_v1.5.accdb.zip) for any submissions of CSDS 1.5 data, with the final collection in the CSDS 1.5 format currently expected to be for the December 2022 reporting period.
Released on 10 January 2022.
CSDS 1.5 submissions start from 1 May 2020 for April 2020 reporting period data.
Released on 10 March 2020.