Skills for Care's National Minimum Data Set for Social Care (NMDS-SC) is recognised as the leading source of robust workforce intelligence for adult social care. The NMDS-SC collects information online about providers offering a social care service and their employees. Social care providers can register, maintain and access their business information at www.nmds-sc-online.org.uk.
The Open Data analysis files contain aggregate level, anonymised information on all establishments held in the NMDS-SC system. This file allows analysis of raw NMDS-SC data and contains information on issues such as recruitment and retention, sickness, pay rates, qualifications and demographics to be accessed.
The main purposes of Skills for Care’s publication of raw NMDS-SC information are to promote transparency in the collected data and also to further encourage use of the data by audiences such as government policymakers, academics, researchers, local authorities and workforce planners, as well as any other user with an interest in social care and labour markets.