During the non-enhanced data collection periods, you will collect a minimum dataset for all patients in the Excel Enrolment Log we provide you. The minimum dataset includes:

  • Patient name
  • NHS number & hospital number
  • Patient home postcode
  • Age
  • Gender
  • Ethnicity
  • Date of ward and hospital admission
  • Date of ward and hospital discharge
  • Date of death during hospital admission (if applicable)

This data can be collected using the Patient Administration System (PAS) and copied into the Excel sheet or can be completed manually. Every month you will need to send the CHARMER team a copy of a worksheet in the Enrolment Log so your accruals can be awarded on time; more detail on how to do this will be provided. We have received approval from the Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG) to receive pseudonymised routinely collected patient data without seeking consent from patients. The only time when pseudonymised patient data would not be included is when a patient has opted out of their data being used in research.