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UK ROC Software

The UK ROC data collection tool has been developed as part of a Department of Health NIHR Programme Grant prior to the setup of a National database for collecting case episode data for inpatients.

The UK ROC clinical tools and data collection software is designed to collect, calculate, display and store various information and outcome measures that form part of the minimum dataset for UK Neurorehabilitation centres.

Key features of the UK ROC software:

  • Available free to all sites participating in UK ROC data collection
  • Based on Microsoft Excel. 
  • Allows multiple episodes/assessments per patient
  • Patient details & demographics - Episode related information (diagnosis, admission, discharge etc)
  • Data input via sequences of dialog boxes or directly on worksheets
  • Built in validation checks with visual feedback highlighting errors
  • Totals for outcome measures are calculated automatically
  • Generates graphs for visualising FIM+/-FAM and NPDS scores
  • Automatically pseudonymises data on export
  • Includes import facility for migrating data from older versions of software



  • Standard & Extended RCS (Rehabilitation Complexity Scale v8, v12 & v13)
  • Barthel Index (can also be derived from FIM+/-FAM or NPDS/NPDS-H)
  • NIS (Neurological Impairment Set)
  • FIM+/-FAM (Functional Independence/Assessment Measure)
  • NPDS/NPDS/H/CNA (Northwick Park Nursing Dependency Scale/Care needs assessment)
  • NPTDA (Northwick Park Therapy Dependency Assessment - physical and cognitive versions)
  • GAS (Goal Attainment Scaling)

Software Development:

May 2010 (version 10.06)

First release (developed at Northwick Park for recording FIM+/-FAM)

September 2010 update (version 10.07)

Improved performance, more flexible, recognition of dates, minor bug fixes & improvements based on feedback from users

April 2011 update (version 11.01)

Additional demographic & commissioning related data items, NPTDA (Northwick Park Therapy Dependency Scale), GAS (Goal Attainment Scaling)

June 2011 update (version 11.02)

Additional episode data items (not all items are mandatory), facility to choose which episode items are mandatory for your unit, Northwick Park Therapy Dependency Score (physical & cognitive versions), Goal Attainment Scaling (numeric & verbal versions), ability to export an Excel file of outcome measure scores for use in your own unit

April 2012 update (version 12.01)

Supports RCS-E v13 and NPDS-H (hospital version of NPDS). Faster mechanism for entering serial measurements and improved suppport for Excel 2010

Current version in use (13.01 or 13.05)

Minimum Requirements:

  • Windows 2000/2003/2008/XP/Vista/7
  • Microsoft Excel 2000/XP/2003/2007/2010
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