NMDS-SC Makeover - Discovery report executive summary

As a result of a report commissioned by the Department of Health in 2017, Skills for care is beginning to develop a new version of the NMDS-SC.

The content of the new service will very much mirror the current one, however, it will be designed to be as user friendly and intuitive as possible addressing the issues that have accumulated in a system that is now 10 years old.
Skills for Care continues to work closely with CQC as it develops its new service to ensure that the two complement each other where possible.
The Discovery Report is a summary of key findings and recommendations and was evidenced by listening to users of all kinds, both data inputters and those who use the data outputs about how the new NMDS-SC can best suit their needs and behaviours.  This will inform the design and development of the new digital service.
Thank you to all our account holders who gave their time and feedback.
The current NMDS-SC will continue to operate throughout 2018/19, with the new improved service available in the spring of 2019.  All existing data will be seamlessly transferred behind the scenes, so providers will not be asked to carry out additional work on this.
All data will be handled within the guidelines as stipulated by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).