The Commissioning Data Sets (CDS) cut-off date is looming, and you’re scrambling to compile the relevant data. In the NHS, you sometimes have to submit in a rush, and aren’t confident you’ve put forward your best-case position. If NHS commissioners challenge you on information, you struggle to evidence your position.
Does this scenario strike a chord?
Over more than 20 years working with acute care providers, we’ve found it’s all too common – and in many NHS trusts happens every CDS period end.
CDS Plus is a better way to produce your return.
CDS Plus is an automated statutory return application that massively improves your NHS data accuracy and productivity.
You’ll be able to produce dummy returns every day to manage and adjust your position throughout the month, rather than in a rush at period end.
As a result, you:
Not only will you submit accurate returns very quickly, but you will have complete visibility over the audit trail.
Because CDS Plus bolts on to your single source of clean, certified data, you’ll know your return is both accurate and auditable. You’ll have complete confidence figures will reconcile with your other reports via PLICS and SLAM for when NHS commissioners cross-reference data.
Jonathan Vickers and Steve Farrell, ECA and Business Intelligence Developer, Liverpool Women’s NHS Foundation Trust