Information about the Baseline submission for NHS Trusts, CCGs, CSUs and DHSC ALBs (5 February 2021)

Reminder to submit a Baseline Publication 2021

The following NHS organisations – Acute trusts, Mental health trusts, Ambulance trusts, NHS Trusts providing community services, CCGs, CSUs and DHSC ALBs – are required to publish a ‘baseline’ toolkit assessment by the end of February 2021. This is part of the Data Co-ordination Board (DCB) 0086 information standard.

Why is a baseline assessment required?

A baseline is not a full assessment of your toolkit submission. It is an interim assessment to indicate that your self-assessment is under way. It may also highlight to your organisation, areas which need particular focus ahead of the full assessment deadline of 30 June 2021.

The baseline assessment is not formally assessed by NHS Digital, but it allows NHS Digital to review interim responses to evidence items and determine whether further guidance is required.

How to publish a baseline assessment

You can publish a ‘baseline’ assessment by following the ‘publish baseline assessment’ link on the assessment page. You will receive an email confirmation once you have published your baseline assessment.

There is no minimum number of evidence items required to be completed before you can publish your baseline assessment as it is a snapshot of current progress.

Please publish your baseline assessment by 28 February 2021.

Further information

If you have any queries about the baseline publication, please contact us.