NMDS-SC and intelligence

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Each day, thousands of decisions are made across social care that shape and influence how we deliver care.

Information is used to inform these decisions – whether it’s for future funding, to start an organisational change or about improving quality of care.

We provide sound research and robust data to help empower you to make plans for change based on hard facts - not just anecdotal evidence.

Our research evidence activity covers issues related to developing your workforce and service provision. We publish results in different formats to help you get the best out of it. 

Our National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) is the leading source of workforce intelligence for the adult social care sector in England. It holds information on approx. 23,000 care providing locations and approx. three quarters of a million individual worker records.

Our team of expert analysts, write and publish useful reports and publications, telling us what adult social care workforce in England looks like today.

In this part of the website you’ll also find information on the role of informatics in social care and how employers are collecting, storing, analysing and presenting information to improve their businesses.

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