NHS Hospital Data and Datasets consultation: opportunity to encourage data collection about musculoskeletal conditions in HES
Arthritis Research UK is keen to encourage responses from ARMA organisations and their professional members to the recent consultation from NHS England and the Health and Social Care Information Centre. The consultation seeks views on the future of hospital data collection to inform the development of the Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) system.
This is an excellent opportunity for the community to call for improved data collection about musculoskeletal conditions in outpatient departments.
Arthritis Research UK have provided an overview and suggested response, which you can read here in PDF format.
The closing date of the consultation is 16 September 2013.
You can also read about the consultation on the NHS England website.