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What our account holders tell us

A proven return on investment

An evaluation of the National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) found that for every £1 employers invest in registering and using it, they are seeing up to £8.90 return on their investment. 

You can read about the benefits and savings for frontline employers below: 

A local authority view

"By accessing the NMDS-SC I'm able to focus my time on driving forward our priorities not collecting and analysing data." Toni Jeary, Business Lead for Market Development at Norfolk County Council tells us about how they use their NMDS-SC data here. Read more

Luke Marsh, Business Intelligence at Surrey County Council explains "Within Surrey County Council Adult Social Care, a lot of work has taken place to analyse the workforce to ensure capacity is understood and effectively utilised. Senior members of the leadership team have used the analysis available from NMDS-SC at a localised level to see if there were any areas in which the number of staff was disproportionate to the increase in overall demand". Read more.

"NMDS-SC helps us understand the size and structure of the local workforce and provides data for an evidence-based approach. We find it an integral tool for effective workforce planning." Christine Futter, Chief Operating Officer, Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support LimitedRead more.

An employer's view

“The NMDS-SC can sometimes seem like an onerous task, however, when you embed it into existing systems, the benefits of having such quick and easy access to a wealth of data about your own organisation and the sector as a whole, are far reaching.” Judith Webb, Safeguarding and Dignity Manager, Local Solutions Community Care Service, Liverpool. 


The benefits and savings for frontline employers found by the evaluation can be seen in the case studies below.

If you’d like to register on NMDS-SC we recommend you spend some time collecting all the information together first. Use our employer checklist to help with this. When you’re ready visit www.nmds-sc-online.org.uk

Once your account has been approved, watch our eguide.

The help and guidance section of the website is full of useful checklists, guidance documents and webinars to help you make the most out of your account.

Larger employers might want to look at importing data using our BUDI (Bulk Uploading Data Items) tool which uses CSV files.

Hear from Brian Walsh, Executive Director, People at Coventry City Council, Anita Astle, Managing Director of Wren Nursing Home, Andrea Sutcliffe, Chief Inspector of Adult Social Care, Care Quality Commission and Ian Turner, Chairman of Registered Nursing Home Association.

If you've already opened an NMDS-SC account and are interested in becoming a case study to share your story with others, please download our case study questions.

Send your answers to nmds-support@skillsforcare.org.uk

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