Secondary Uses Service (SUS)
SUS is the single, comprehensive repository for healthcare data which enables a range of reporting and analyses to support the NHS in the delivery of healthcare services
What is SUS?
SUS is designed to provide anonymous patient-based data for purposes other than direct clinical care such as healthcare planning, commissioning, public health, clinical audit and governance, benchmarking, performance improvement, medical research and national policy development.
SUS is delivered byThe NHS Information Centre and NHS Connecting for Health.
SUS provides a range of software services and functionality which enable users to analyse, report and present this data, supporting:
- the efficient commissioning of services and payment by results (PbR)
- audit of clinical practice
- health surveillance and monitoring improving the quality and safety of care through research
- identifying patients who interact with multiple parts of the health system to monitor equity of access and provision
- evidence base for the development of health policy
- better information to the general public