The Data Landing Portal (DLP) allows data to be transferred securely between organisations through a centrally-managed system. Providers must submit any patient-level data required in relation to local requirements reported locally via the Data Landing Portal in accordance with the DLP Acceptable Use Statement.
DLP also helps standardise local data transfers nationally. It allows recipient organisations (DSCROS) to set up data specifications so the data can be validated automatically and downloaded by the recipient. If it fails validation the data sender is informed and given a reason as to why the submission has been rejected so they can make any appropriate changes and resubmit the data. When a submission fails validation, it will not be stored by DLP allowing recipient organisations to set up data specifications to validate incoming data from providers so the data can be downloaded by the recipient or submitted if it's not validated.
SCW has worked with commissioners and providers since April 2019 to support the transition to the DLP, and from 1 May 2020, all Patient Identifiable Data (PID) data must flow via the DLP.
We will be unable to process any PID or Patient-Level Data (PLD) delivered via other mechanisms, i.e. DSCRO mailboxes.
The NHS Digital website has further information, including how to register for the DLP, an FAQ and a user guide for data senders.
For contracting purposes, the DLP is mandated in Schedule 6 of the NHS Standard Contract for 2020/21