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Health Visitors Minimum Data Set


ROCR License: ROCR/OR/2156/003MAND
Frequency: Monthly


Background to the collection

The Health Visitors Minimum Data Set has been set up to help support the government's commitment to improve the health visiting service and recruit 4,200 more health visitors by 2015.

The collection has received approval from the Review of Central Returns Steering Committee. The licence number is ROCR/OR/2156/003MAND (formerly ROCR/OR/2156/001MAND and ROCR/OR/2122/001MAND).

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), collects the Health Visitors Minimum Data Set via Omnibus Survey. Omnibus Survey is a mature online collection tool designed to help NHS, social care and other organisations submit data to the HSCIC with minimum burden on themselves.

Data are collected monthly. Each month, Area Teams are asked to complete Section B and check the number of health visitors taken from ESR (Question 3a). Further information about completing the return can be found in the Health Visiting Minimum Data Set guidance document, which can be accessed via the link to the right of this web page.


Launch and submission dates

MonthLaunch dateSubmission deadlineSign-off
April24/06/201328/06/201309/07/2013
May22/07/201326/07/201302/08/2013
June23/08/201330/08/201306/09/2013
July23/09/201327/09/201304/10/2013
August21/10/201325/10/201301/11/2013
September25/11/201329/11/201306/12/2013
October19/12/201327/12/201303/01/2014
November27/01/201431/01/201407/02/2014
December24/02/201428/02/201407/03/2014
January24/03/201428/03/201404/04/2014
February17/04/201425/04/201402/05/2014
March23/05/201430/05/201406/06/2014
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