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The NCDR (National Commissioning Data Repository) consists of two elements: a data warehouse to store national data and a reporting portal.
The data warehouse is available to analytical staff within direct commissioning for interrogation in order to respond to ad-hoc requests and deep dives. The NCDR portal is a web-based application developed by Arden & GEM (for NHS England) primarily to support direct commissioning. The portal and its usage has developed over time to also address the wider reporting needs of other stakeholders (including healthcare providers and Integrated Care Boards). The NCDR is considered the central data repository and provides a ‘single version of the truth’ to support commissioning.
Reports within the portal enable both commissioners and providers to:
The NCDR brings together different data sources including Commissioning Data Sets (CDS) submitted to Secondary Uses Service (SUS Plus), Aggregate Contract Monitoring (ACM), Patient Level Contract Monitoring (PLCM), Drug PLCM, Device PLCM and Clinical Registries. The NCDR enables event linkage at a patient level, to enable monitoring of the entire patient pathway.
By accessing data and intelligence within the NCDR Portal, users are provided with a more comprehensive view of their landscape to underpin intelligent commissioning decisions. This allows for fully informed planning based on a more comprehensive understanding of the needs of their population.
Demonstrations of the NCDR Portal are held every month. Dates and joining details can be found on the Demo page in the Portal.
Stakeholders can request new report developments to meet their local needs. The reporting and automation team will work with you to understand the problem you are trying to address or the question you are trying to answer, to design an interactive reporting solution to meet those needs. Please contact email@example.com for more information.
Over 100 existing reports are available including:
Why the NCDR?
The NCDR provides a single source of truth, enabling commissioning managers to collaborate, track trends, benchmark performance and make informed decisions based on a more comprehensive understanding of the needs of their population. It provides an understanding of spend on patients and financial diagnostics that highlight inefficiencies and present opportunities for tangible savings.
We continually review and invest in the NCDR Portal and its reports to evolve information and insight to meet the changing needs of commissioners and providers. The input of users and partners ensures we focus on the data and intelligence required to deliver efficiency and improvements in patient care.
The NCDR Portal is used to identify and deliver millions of pounds in savings within services directly commissioned by NHS England and is a vital tool in managing contracts against budgets. In 2021/22 NCDR Portal data supported NHS England to challenge over £500m of expenditure on drugs with providers.
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