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Publications and notifications

Data Coordination Board (DCB) activity resumed

Following a period of pause to allow a focus on COVID-19 activity, the Data Coordination Board has resumed its governance of national standards and collections, including those being stood up to support COVID-19 planning and research.

See below for recent Notifications issued by DCB.

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Please use the options below to find published standards documentation.

If you can't find the material you need, please contact the Publication and Knowledge Management team at for assistance.

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    Assurance certificates

    Assurance certificates are awarded to all information standards and data collections (known collectively as standards) that successfully meet the assurance quality criteria set by the Data Coordination Board (DCB).

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    Standards and collections

    An alphabetical list of all current nationally approved information standards and data collections (including extractions)

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    Information Standards Notices

    Information Standards Notices (ISNs) are published to announce new or changes to information standards published under section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

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    NHS Standard Contract: Approved Collections

    A short version of the Schedule of Approved Collections which forms part of the NHS Standard Contract. The Schedule helps commissioned service providers identify if they are contractually obliged to submit data.

Last edited: 7 January 2021 11:26 am