Message from PHE:
We apologise for the continued down-time of our NDTMS systems. We understand the serious impact this will be having on all our stakeholders. Unfortunately we have to inform you that our systems will remain closed for the near future and it will not be possible to submit data to NDTMS at this time.
We are urgently working on multiple system enhancements and will test these with pilot treatment providers before a wider rollout.
Our initial area of focus will be the Prison DET, Community DET and CJIT DET (data entry) systems. The timescales for retrospective data entry will be adjusted to reflect the pressure that that these stakeholders are under.
We recognise the disruption this will be causing for commissioners and providers and will update you as soon as we have any further information.
Published on 12 December 2014
The following reports are now available on the report viewer (via NDTMS.Net only at present):
- The Provider Activity Report is now live and data is available from Q1 2013-14 to Q2 2014-15.
- The Partnership Activity Report has also been updated to include Q1 2013-14 to Q4 2013-14.
- The YP Activity Report for Q2 2014-15 is also now available. This is still currently download only but we are working to get this accessible via report viewer and hope to have this updated before Christmas.
- 4. The Establishment Report is also now available for both Q1 and Q2 2014-15. This is also currently download only but we hope to have the online view alongside the technical notes tomorrow / Thursday.
Published on 02 December 2014
Due to urgent system maintenance and security enhancements, the NDTMS systems used both for data submission by providers and for accessing reports are currently closed. This has impacted users in a number of ways. Treatment providers who use the NDTMS systems have been unable to record their data electronically in order to facilitate their monthly data submission for November. Therefore, monthly data submission by treatment providers is not possible for any November data until systems are reopened. Additionally, data analysis and reporting for October has been delayed and this will also cause a delay with the monthly pre-release statistics due on 4th December 2014. Similarly, data analysis and reporting for November will be delayed as treatment providers using the NDTMS systems will need time to enter data for treatment occurring during the system down-time. As a consequence of the system not being available, treatment providers have not been able to access reports in the normal manner.
Whilst it is hoped that the system enhancements will be completed by mid-December, this is not certain and a further notice will be sent on 12th December to inform you of the situation at that point. It is recognised that this may cause interruptions to usual working practices (including data entry) for which we sincerely apologise. We will be in touch to agree a realistic revised schedule enabling all treatment providers to submit, in a manageable way, a full data return as soon as possible. In the meantime, please feel free to contact your regional NDTMS team if you have requirements for copies of NDTMS reports normally accessible via the DAMS system. They will endeavour to meet these requests as an interim measure but users of NDTMS.Net should be able to access reports as usual. Please feel free to get in touch with your regional team to discuss any particular concerns or time pressures so that mitigating action can be considered.
Published on 02 December 2014
Statistics for drug treatment in England 2013-14 from the National Drug Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS) were published on 27th November 2014
Published on 28 November 2014
The Public Health Outcome Framework Indicator 2.15 (successful completion of drug treatment) has been updated to align it with the new reporting methodology that was introduced at the start of 2014/15. This improves the way that drug and alcohol activity and outcome data is reported to ensure that those receiving treatment for drug or alcohol dependence are only counted once. In addition, indicator 2.16 (people entering prison with substance dependence issues who are previously not known to the community) has been released.
For more information please visit http://www.nta.nhs.uk/new-reporting-methodology.aspx. Updated PHOF 2.15 figures can also be found here: https://www.ndtms.net/Reports.aspx?time=M&theme=f.
Published on 10 November 2014