Substance Misuse Web Reports

The Welsh National Database for Substance Misuse (WNDSM) provides data on people referred for a substance misuse problem. The information covers services provided by the majority of organisations that are funded by the Welsh Government.  The database provides information needed to monitor achievements against the Key Performance Indicators and the reports which are based on information relating to the number of referrals by key data items submitted via the WNDSM.

 

The aim of Internet access  is to allow comprehensive and flexible access to the Substance Misuse National Database.  Following submissions from service providers, the data is updated and forms the basis of the activity analysis published by the Welsh Government relating to substance misuse.  This internet based system allows end users to view data reported on.  Service Providers have the ability to monitor their performance against agreed national targets and undertake trend analysis as data from 2005 is available.  The system also provides analyses of data in a graphical form which allows the end user to easily identify their current performance against national targets, and enable benchmarking of the performance of agencies.

These national key performance indicators (KPIs) apply to services for individuals who misuse alcohol, drugs and other substances. They have been refined as a result of a full, formal consultation in Wales and informed by the independent analysis of the proposed indicators by the Institute of Public Care.  Community Safety Partnerships should incorporate the KPIs and related indicators into all Service Level Agreements (SLAs) or contracts.  Each KPI is accompanied by guidance on definitions where appropriate, reporting requirements and data sources. Any enquiries about the KPIs should be directed, in the first instance, to the appropriate Substance Misuse Advisory Regional Team.

The 2020-21 submission and publication dates can be found here: Submission & Publication Dates

Access to the web based reports for authorised users: Substance Misuse Web Reports

Please send any queries or comments to: substancemisuse-queries@wales.nhs.uk