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Delayed Discharges


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After consultation with all relevant partners and stakeholders, a number of changes were agreed to delayed discharge definitions and national data requirements. The following documentation is therefore effective from 1st July 2016:

Data Submission and Publication Schedule

All delays from 1st July 2016 should be reported as per the revised Data Definitions and National Data Requirements manuals (links above).

Background of delayed discharge information and glossary of terms Download PDF file [148kb]

Code 9 narrative:
This remains a quarterly requirement - the next submission date for Code 9 narrative forms is: 13/11/2017.

Monthly data submission and publication schedule:

Month of Data Census date applied Submission deadline Publication date
August 31-Aug-17 07-Sep-17 03-Oct-17
September 28-Sep-17 05-Oct-17 07-Nov-17
October 26-Oct-17 06-Nov-17 05-Dec-17
November 30-Nov-17 07-Dec-17 16-Jan-18
December 28-Dec-17 09-Jan-18 06-Feb-18
January 25-Jan-18 06-Feb-18 06-Mar-18

Archived Documents:

The following documents and guidance were in effect from 1st May 2012 to 30th June 2016:

Data Definitions and Data Recording Manual

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