ECDS user guidance is for those who work in or run an emergency department and explains how to collect the ECDS.
The ECDS design principles are intended to help users understand the decisions that were taken when designing the data set. This includes what should and shouldn't be included in the list for chief complaint and diagnoses.
Providers are also supported by the formal Information Standards Notice (ISN) which contains details of the implementation timescale and definitions of the Accident and Emergency Department types.
Type 1 and Type 2 are required to submit data daily from April 2018.
Type 3 and Type 4 are required to submit data daily from October 2018.