The Collections Catalogue is a searchable database of current and past national data collections
relating to health care. As a single point of reference the Catalogue supports the Health and
Social Care Information Centres aim of streamlining data collections and improving access to
information. The Catalogue’s web based search facility allows you to see what information is
already available, and from where it may be obtained. As of June 2012, the Catalogue carries
details of more than 400 past and present collections from the NHS, including those collected
by the Department of Health, Arm’s Length Bodies, NHS Regulators, Government Departments,
professional bodies and anyone who collects health care information on a national level.
The catalogue includes all Review of Central Returns (ROCR) approved collections, which
are mandated for collection from the NHS, and also includes some returns that the ROCR
team are aware of but are not mandated. We are always keen to improve the service, so
if there are any national collections that are not listed within the Collections Catalogue,
please let us know via our feedback form. Equally we welcome any other comments or suggestions
about this service.
Could you spare five minutes to share your views?
Do you have any ideas or suggestions you feel could help us to improve the Review of Central
Returns (ROCR) information catalogue? Is there anything you feel is missing?
We are currently reviewing our online catalogue and would like to give you the opportunity to
shape and suggest what we include. Have we forgotten a vital element that would enhance your
visit to the catalogue? We would really welcome your feedback to help us understand what
you would like to see so we can continue to develop and provide a more comprehensive collections
Please give us your views -