The Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) is the national data set for urgent and emergency care. It replaced Accident & Emergency Commissioning Data Set (CDS type 010) and was implemented through: ECDS (CDS 6.2.2 Type 011)
ECDS allows NHS Digital to provide information to support the care provided in emergency departments by including the data items needed to understand capacity and demand and help improve patient care.
NHS Digital and the Royal College of Emergency Medicine (RCEM) put in place a mapping process from CDS type 011 to it’s predecessor (type 010) to allow continued population of HES fields.
The report is updated monthly, as per the Provisional Monthly Accident and Emergency for England calendar for the financial year 2019- 2020 and is classified as experimental data.