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Title:NSTS Batch Trace advice and password guidance 
Overview:Before sending out the questionnaires, the list of patients should be checked for any deceased patients by the NHS Strategic Tracing Service (NSTS). NSTS will return your sample file with deceased patients clearly identified.The security of data is of paramount importance so please review these documents on data encryption before sending anything to NSTS:* Batch Trace Advice (also in Appendix 3 of Guidance) and * Password Guidance (also in Appendix 4 of Guidance) 
Category:Guidance Documents 
Trust Type:Acute or Multi-Service Trust 
Survey Type:Emergency Department 
Author:NHS Connecting for Health 
Date Published:March 2008 
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