Data providers and dates of data availability

The censoring dates displayed on this page are not applied by UK Biobank to the data sent to researchers. Datasets will always contain the latest data regardless of censoring dates, and may include incomplete data after the dates below.

Once they have received the data, researchers should censor outcomes based on the dates below and their own research protocol.


Hospital Admissions (In-patients)

Data Provider

International Classification of Diseases (ICD)

Classification of Interventions and Procedures (OPCS)

Period of data currently available

Censoring date

ICD9

ICD10

OPCS3

OPCS4

Hospital Episode Statistics for England (HES) NHS Digital 1996 - onwards 1996 - onwards 1996 - onwards 31 March 2015
Scottish Morbidity Record (SMR) Information and Statistics Division (ISD), Scotland 1981 - 1996 1996 - onwards 1977 - 1988 1989 - onwards 1997 - onwards 31 October 2015
Patient Episode Database for Wales (PEDW) Secure Anonymised Information Linkage (SAIL), Wales 1999 - onwards 1999 - onwards 1998 - onwards 29 February 2016


Cancer

Data Provider

International Classification of Diseases (ICD)

Period of data currently available

Censoring date

ICD9

ICD10

England & Wales NHS Digital 1979 - 1994 1995 - onwards 1971 - onwards 30 November 2014
Scotland National Records of Scotland, NHS Central Register 1980 - 1996 1997 - onwards 1957 - onwards 31 December 2014


Death

Data Provider

International Classification of Diseases (ICD)

Period of data currently available

Censoring date

ICD9

ICD10

England & Wales NHS Digital 2006 - onwards April 2006 - onwards 31 January 2016
Scotland Information and Statistics Division (ISD), Scotland 2006 - onwards April 2006 - onwards 30 November 2015

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