The first providers taking part in ADAPt, a national data alignment programme between the NHS and private sector, have been confirmed.
The pilots are being jointly led by NHS Digital and the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN), and will lead to the creation of the first comprehensive national dataset of ‘whole practice’ information for doctors and hospitals providing both NHS and private hospital care in England.
The providers which have volunteered as the first to take part in the ADAPt pilots are:
- GenesisCare UK
- HCA Healthcare
- London North West University Healthcare NHS Trust
- Schoen Clinic
- Spire Healthcare
The ADAPt pilots will test the technical changes and governance requirements needed to transfer the collection of private admitted patient data from PHIN into NHS Digital. It is envisaged that the new national dataset will be made available through NHS Digital’s data sharing services to regulators and public bodies, to assist monitoring of safety and help drive service improvement, and to PHIN to support its legal requirement to publish whole-practice performance measures for hospitals and consultants offering private healthcare services.
- PHIN: https://www.phin.org.uk