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Joint Replacements

Question for Department of Health and Social Care

UIN 15343, tabled on 14 June 2021

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, pursuant to answer to question 5226, tabled on 21 May 2021, what data is mandatorily held by (a) health services and (b) his Department on the provision of joint replacement treatment.

This answer is the replacement for a previous holding answer.

Answered on

8 July 2021

Hospital trusts mandatorily submit data to the secondary uses services database, which includes information such as patient age and sex, admission and discharge, their diagnoses and which procedures were performed. NHS England and NHS Improvement can access the pseudonymised data through the Hospital Episode Statistics database held by NHS Digital or the National Commissioning Data Repository, held by NHS England and NHS Improvement.

Although not mandatory, NHS England and NHS Improvement extract data on hip, knee, and shoulder replacements and provide this information to trusts and health systems. The Department does not hold any data.

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