Drugs Patient Level Contract Monitoring (DrPLCM): Technical Detail – Specific Data Requirements

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This document is the technical specification of the DrPLCM showing the individual data elements (fields), their format and lists of codes where these are not contained in standard data sources e.g. the NHS Data Model and Dictionary v3.


The purpose of the Drugs Patient Level Contract Monitoring (DrPLCM) is to enable the interchange, in a uniform format, of monthly patient level drug contract monitoring data between commissioners and providers of healthcare. This will ensure that contract monitoring and reporting is consistent and comparable across all commissioning organisations and their footprints.