Local Authority "One Stop Shop" 2019

This section has been designed to help Local Authorities complete their NMDS-SC.

 NB: This page and contents are updated regularly. Please check back often to ensure you are using the most up to date guidance.

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LA return 9th September 2019 - 11th October 2019 

As you may be aware the NMDS-SC system is changing to Adult Social Care Workforce Data Set (ASC-WDS) with a complete new look and feel. There will be some slight changes to some of the options available under the data items and we are working to reflect these changes in your LA documentation below.  We will publish the amended documents as soon as possible.

We can confirm that the requirements for the LA return will remain the same this year and for those that use BUDI, this will also be available in the same format.

Note: Once you have received the email that says your return is complete please do not update any further data until 1st November.  If anything changes from the date of sign off to the 31st October you will no longer be deemed as complete. 

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NMDS-SC to be replaced by ASC-WDS in 2019. 

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