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Core Data Set Documents

All drug treatment agencies must provide a basic level of information to the NDTMS on their activities each month – known as the Core Data Set. The documents below provide technical guidance for managers of treatment services on what core data must be provided, plus guidance for IT managers on how to develop systems to manage this process.

If you would like documentation prior to Core Data Set J please contact the central team.


Core Data Set (CDS) documentsCDS-KCDS-L CDS-M CDS-N

Adult treatment documents

Business definition for adult drug treatment providers
Overview of Core Data Set for managers of drug treatment agencies.

Version 10.03

Version 11.03

Updated 13/08/13

Version 11.06

Updated 01/10/15

 

 

Implementation Guide
Guidance for treatment providers on the implementation of new NDTMS data items.

 

 

 

Business definition for adult alcohol treatment providers
Overview of Core Data Set for managers of alcohol treatment agencies.

Version 10.03

Version 11.03

Updated 13/08/13

Guidance for adult alcohol treatment providers
Guidance on the alcohol data collection requirement, including which services should report to NDTMS, what data is being collected and why, and confidentiality and consent issues

FAQs for new discharge codes

Young people's treatment documents

Business definition for young people's treatment providers
Overview of Core Data Set for managers of young people’s treatment agencies.

Version 11.03

Updated 13/08/13

Version 11.06

Updated 16/03/16

Guidance for young persons' treatment providers
Guidance on the data collection requirement, including which services should report to NDTMS, what data is being collected and why, and confidentiality and consent issues

Version 11.02

Updated 10/06/13

Core Dataset L for Young Persons

FAQ document in relation to Young Person

Version 11.03

Updated 22/07/13

 

Prison treatment documents

Business definition for prison establishment treatment providers
Overview of Core Data Set for managers of prison establishment treatment agencies

Note: This document is currently only applicable to early adopter sites

 

Version

3

Version 3.02

Updated 16/03/16

 

 

Guidance for Prison establishment treatment providers
Gudance on the data collection requierment, including what data is being collected and why, the confidentiality and consent issues.


 

 

 

Other documents

Reference data
Reference data in use within the NTA to support data collection and analysis. Defined as (relatively) static data. Generally employed as a means of validating data entry and is typically used to control the order and content of drop-down lists etc.

Version 10.12

Version 11.04

Updated 14/08/13

Version 11.08

Updated 16/03/16

Version 13

Updated 22/11/16

 

Technical definition
Guidance to IT managers within treatment agencies and/or IT companies on the Core Data Set

Version 11.02

Updated 11/06/13

Version 12

Updated 23/12/15

Version 13

Updated 22/11/16


CSV input file format
Definition of the file format for the Comma separated variable (CSV) used as the primary means of inputting the Core Data Set items into the NDTMS database

Version 11.02

Updated 10/06/13

Version 11.04

Updated 01/10/15

Geographic Information
A list of Drug Action Team, Primary Care Trust and Local Authority combinations, sorted by Strategic Health Authority

Version 9

Version 10

Updated 22/11/16

Recording NDTMS data about blood-borne virus interventions

Guidance notes for adult drug and alcohol treatment providers

 

Version 1

Updated 5/10/2015

Version 2

Updated 19/11/15

 

 

Verification rules – (error messages)
Verification rule error messages and the severity setting (FATAL, ERROR or WARNING) of each one.

Verification rules – (information messages)


TOP functionality
Functionality to be included in software supplier’s applications to assist NDTMS Treatment Providers in providing accurate and timely completion and entry of Treatment Outcome Profile (TOP) forms.

Supplier test scenarios
The test scenarios that must be covered within the sample files submitted to the NDTMS Development Team.

Version 11.02

Updated 10/06/13

Version 1

Updated 22/11/16
NDTMS Data Quality Framework
NDTMS Data Quality Metrics, Data Verification Metrics and Access Application User Guide. This document is to explains how NDTMS data quality is monitored and in which areas, as well as detailing the scoring mechanism of each metric.

NDTMS Data Quality Metrics 2009/2011
NDTMS Core Data Set Consultation:

CDSN Consultation
CJIT supplier documents :

CJIT Reference Data

The CJIT Reference Data Captures data items that support data collection and analysis for the CJIT agenda. It contains a list of data fields and their associated responses. It is generally employed as a means of validating data entry and is typically used to control the order and content of drop-down list etc.


Version 1.03

Updated 24/03/14

 

Version 2

Updated 22/11/16

CJIT Technical Definition

Provides guidance to CJIT Software suppliers on the structure of CJIT specific data items to be collected, as well as outlining the rules associated with key data items within the dataset.

Version 1.04

Updated 24/03/14

 

Version 2

Updated 22/11/16

CJIT CSV File Input Specification

Defines the CJIT file format for the Comma separated variable (CSV) used as the primary means of submitting CJIT data to load tool.

Version 1.01

Updated 24/03/14

 

 
 
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