Data Access Environment (DAE)
DAE is the secure way users can remotely access better linked information and ensures the right person, with the right permissions, gets the right data, in accordance with their Data Sharing Agreement.
Data Access Request Service (DARS)
DARS is an NHS Digital service which offers clinicians, researchers and commissioners the data required to help improve NHS services.
Organisations and individuals wanting to use certain kinds of data need to show they meet strict data governance standards by completing our DARS application process.
The DARS team makes sure we only supply sensitive patient level data to organisations that look after it according to information governance requirements, and use it to improve health and care services.
Data Alliance Partnership Board (DAPB)
Data Alliance Partnership Board which replaces the DCB.
Data Coordination Board (DCB)
The DCB has delegated responsibility for approving information standards for the health and social care system in England. The DCB membership is drawn from a range of organisations operating within health and social care.
A collection of data items that describe a distinct event or episode. This can also be referred to as a table of data.
A single component of a data set that holds one type of information and relates to a specific record.
Data Landing Portal
The secure data collection system chosen to facilitate the submission of data to NHS Digital, as specified within the technical guidance.
Data Processing Service (DPS)
A cloud based service for managing data services.
Data Protection Impact Assessment (DPIA)
A DPIA can apply to the process to help you identify and minimise the data protection risks of a project and also the document created as a result from the process.
Data Services for Commissioners Regional Offices (DSCRO)
A DSCRO work with data from GP practices and NHS hospital trusts in regional processing centres. Staff follow strict rules on accessing, analysing and processing data. The powers granted to the organisation by the Health and Social Care Act 2012 which means that staff are operating within an approved legal framework.
Data Set Development Service (DSDS)
The team within NHS Digital responsible for developing a number of national data sets.
Data set specification
The data set specification fully defines each data item within the data set. This document splits the data set into a number of groups (tables), each containing data items and values.
Data sharing agreement
A data sharing agreement between the parties sharing and receiving data is a document which sets out the purpose of the data sharing, covers what is to happen to the data at each stage, sets standards and helps all the parties to be clear about their respective roles.
Data Standards Assurance Service (DSAS)
DSAS supports the Data Coordination Board (DCB) in providing detailed assurance and appraisal of proposals for Information Standards, Collections and Extractions (ISCE) requiring publication under the Health and Social Care Act 2012.
Delayed Transfer of Care (DToC)
A DToC occurs when a patient is ready for discharge from acute or non-acute care and is still occupying a bed.
A data item populated at the central data repository as part of post-deadline processing. The derived data item is based on the manipulation of the ‘source’ data items using mathematical, logical or other types of transformation process, or by using source data to derive further data from national look-up tables.