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Information standards

Information standards for health and care organisations to adopt, so that data can be shared and compared across the sector. An Information standard may be technical (for example relating to messaging), data (for example defining the structure and type of information to be recorded and submitted as a data set), or information governance (for example relating to policies, procedures or guidelines on information processing).

About information standards

An information standard is defined in the Health and Social Care Act 2012 as: 'a document containing standards that relate to the processing of information'.

Using information standards means that data can be understood across the sector, and used for planning and monitoring as well as for good patient care. The Data Alliance Partnership Board (DAPB) assures the quality of information standards.

Review the full list of current information standards and collections.

Last edited: 3 June 2021 10:08 am