Furthering insight-driven and value-based healthcare

A system-wide dataset for Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire.

The BNSSG system-wide dataset is a patient-level dataset that links together information across Primary Care, Secondary Care, Mental Health and Community Services for everyone in our region (who have not opted out).

The dataset consists of two tables – attributes and activity. The first table contains information regarding patient characteristics, such as demographic information (age and sex), clinical information (long term conditions), socio-economic information (deprivation index) as well as other data like smoking status and social status. The second table contains information regarding patient contacts such as point of delivery (e.g. secondary care, inpatient, elective), specialty (e.g. dermatology), provider, dates, times and cost.

This dataset is a key enabler to furthering insight-driven and value-based healthcare across Bristol, North Somerset, and South Gloucestershire.

By linking data we can understand more about how people with different needs interact with the various healthcare services, and identify opportunities to improve and better co-ordinate the delivery of healthcare across our region.

For more information about the BNSSG system-wide dataset please contact bnssg.analytics@nhs.net.

To read more on this topic from Dr Richard Wood, head of Modelling and Analytics, NHS Bristol, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire CCG, please click here for Richard’s most recent blog post.