The National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC)




The NMDS-SC allows Skills for Care to collect detailed information online about social care service providers and their employees.  Social care providers can register, maintain and access their business information by setting up an account on NMDS-SC online.  This is how NMDS-SC data is used in our sector:

Opening and maintaining an NMDS-SC account is relatively simple, but you do have to be organised. Our graphic shows how the account can be established and maintained. 

  • Download our main leaflet about NMDS-SC here.  
  • Most account holders open an NMDS-SC account because they can share their data with the Care Quality Commission for the Provider Information Return (PIR).
  • Local Solutions in Liverpool talk about how they make the most of NMDS-SC in our case study video


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