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Publications and notifications

Data Coordination Board (DCB) activity suspended

Formal DCB activity is paused to allow resources to be diverted to support frontline activity in the response to coronavirus (COVID-19). However DCB continues to monitor the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on existing approved standards and collections.


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 Data Coordination Board (DCB) and Information Standards Board (ISB) standards and collections.

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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: 13 July 2020 1:42 pm