Diagnostic Imaging Dataset

The Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (DID) is a new central collection of detailed information about diagnostic imaging tests carried out on NHS patients, extracted from local Radiology Information Systems (RISs) and submitted monthly.

The DID captures information about referral source and patient type, details of the test (type of test and body site), demographic information such as GP registered practice, patient postcode, ethnicity, gender and date of birth, plus items about waiting times for each diagnostic imaging event, from time of test request through to time of reporting. The Health and Social Care Information Centre collect the dataset at patient level. It is reported here in summary form.

Monthly updates to the DID are provisional and experimental statistics.  The statistics for 2012-13 have now been finalised and are no longer provisional.

Data
2012-13 DID commentary and tables  (annual data finalised 31st October 2013 with new statistical commentary)
2013-14 DID commentary and tables
2014-15 DID commentary and tables

 

Supporting documents

Monthly Diagnostic Imaging Dataset Statistics – Technical Report Version 2, 31st October 2013 (DOC, 4819KB)
Annex 1 – DID Exam Lookup Table, version 8 (XLS, 599KB)
Annex 2 – DID Data Items (DOC, 118 KB)
Annex 3 – data identified as either endoscopy or none for the “modality” field (XLS, 26KB) 
Annex 4 – 2012-13 Clinical Commissioning Group data by modality (XLS, 229KB)
Annex 5 – 2012-13 Clinical Commissioning Group data by body site (XLS, 124KB)

Pre-release Access List
Pre Release Access List 2013 10 31

Previous versions
Monthly Diagnostic Imaging Dataset Statistics – Technical Report Version 1, 20th December 2012 (DOC, 4042 KB)
Annex 1 – DID Exam Lookup Table, version 1 (XLS, 1952KB)
Annex 2 – DID Data Items (DOC, 118 KB)

Contact Us

For further information about the published statistics, please contact us at:

Analytical Service (Operations)
NHS England
Room 8E28
Quarry House
Leeds LS2 7UE
Great Britain
Email: did@dh.gsi.gov.uk