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Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Data Set (SRHAD) Collection

ROCR Licence: ROCR/OR/2115/003MAND
Frequency: Quarterly

Background to the collection

The Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Data set (SRHAD) came into effect on 1 April 2010. It consists of anonymised patient-level data submitted on a quarterly basis. SRHAD replaces the annual, aggregate KT31 return and provides a much richer source of contraceptive and sexual health data for a range of uses from commissioning to national reporting.

The last collection for KT31 was for the period ending 31 March 2014 and is now retired. From Q1 2014 all data providers will be required to submit SHRAD.

The SRHAD extract is submitted in CSV (comma-separated values) format to the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) via Data Depot, which is a secure file-transfer tool. Further information will be provided to customers upon notification that they are in a position to start submitting a SRHAD return.

The SRHAD data is collected on behalf of Public Health England and complements the GUMCAD2 data collection. Further details can be found on the Public Health England website.

SRHAD Newsletters

word icon October 2010 - Issue 1 [95kb]

word icon January 2011 - Issue 2 [98kb]

word icon April 2011 - Issue 3 [103kb]

word icon July 2011 - Issue 4 [101kb]

word icon October 2011 - Issue 5 [104kb]

word icon January 2012 - Issue 6 [87kb]

word icon April 2012 - Issue 7 [100kb]

word icon July 2012 - Issue 8 [49kb]

Launch and submission dates

SRHAD data extracts will be run quarterly by the SRH service, 6 weeks after the end of the quarter (financial).

Quarter Period Launched Submission deadline
2013/14 Q41 January 2014 - 31 March 201414 April 201414 May 2014
2014/15 Q11 April 2014 - 30 June 201415 July 20148 August 2014
2014/15 Q21 July 2014 - 30 September 201415 October 20147 November 2014
2014/15 Q31 October 2014 - 31 December 201414 January 20156 February 2015
2014/15 Q41 January 2015 - 31 March 201515 April 20158 May 2015

Further information

pdf icon SRHAD Data Set Change Notice (DSCN) [240kb] has been issued regarding SRHAD.

An pdf icon Information Standards Notice (ISN) [38kb] has been issued regarding the addition of LSOA of Residence field to SRHAD.

If you have any queries regarding SRHAD, please email:

New SHRAD Guidance with effect 1 January 2015

pdf icon SRHAD Summary Guidance [323kb]

pdf icon SRHAD Technical Guidance [468kb]

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