Specialised Mental Health – Patient Level Dataset (SMH PLD) Specification for 2020/21

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This document is the technical specification of the SMH PLD 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.

Summary

The purpose of the Specialised Mental Health – Patient Level Dataset (SMH PLD) Specification is to enable the interchange, in a uniform format, of monthly specialised mental health patient level 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.