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Consultation outcome Review of the number of requests made to NHS organisations for national data returns

We gathered responses to this consultation between 30 August 2011 and 22 November 2011

Download the consultation outcome

Fundamental Review of Data Returns: Consultation Response

This document provides a summary of the responses received and highlights the key themes from the consultation. It also sets out the government's response and further actions to be taken.

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Supporting document

Fundamental Review of Data Returns: Equality Analysis

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Detail

The government wants your views on its proposals to cut up to 25% of all data returns commissioned by the Department of Health and its arms length bodies. This would lead to a reduction in burden on the NHS of approximately £10million.

Patient groups, research organisations, academic institutions and NHS trusts are now being asked for their views on proposals to streamline data collections across health and social care.

One part of the consultation (annex E) focuses on the impact of proposed changes on Official and National Statistics publications, for which we are inviting the views of statistics users.

A second phase of work will be carried out to examine how remaining data returns can be rationalised. The aim is for data to be collected and processed efficiently and for any burden on information providers to be kept to a minimum.

The consultation documents are available from the National Archives website

Asks your views on plans to reduce the number of data returns requested by the Department of Health and its arms length bodies from the NHS.