We have been working on an algorithm and guidance to make sure that the right commissioner code is always assigned in Commissioning Data Sets.
The accuracy of this is important for a range of commissioning purposes including establishing healthcare needs, planning delivery of services, performance management and assurance, and for data access purposes. This guidance is particularly needed for cases where it may not be straightforward to identify the correct commissioner code. A flowchart describing the process, and supporting guidance is now available:
- NHS England 16/17 Commissioner Assignment Method guidance
- Commissioner Assignment Method – flowchart
- Commissioner Assignment Method – supporting tables spreadsheet