Assurance certificates

Summary

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).

Where a standard has a Certificate, this means it has been evaluated as being fit for use, as specified in the assured and published documents.

Assurance Certificates were introduced in 2016 to provide a simple mechanism that the standard-owning organisation can use as evidence of quality and purpose. As well as the Certificate, the owning organisation is provided with an Assurance Mark, and associated guidance, to support communications activity promoting the standard. Please note that neither the Certificate nor DCB Assurance Mark implies assurance of the owning organisation; they provide a statement of assurance specific to a standard.

See below for a list of all current Assurance Certificates issued by

  • the Data Coordination Board (DCB) (from April 2017)
  • the Standardisation Committee for Care Information (SCCI) (between April 2016 and March 2017). 

This list allows you to see whether:

  • an information standard or collection has been through an assurance process
  • the assurance certificate is still current, providing an indication of your requirement to:
    • implement an information standard
    • participate in a collection.

Each item on the list contains a link to the issued Assurance Certificate and further information for the item.

Note that items which are shown as 'Standards' or 'Standards and Collections' also have an Information Standards Notice (ISN) which can be viewed via the 'Information' link for each item.  

It is important to note that from April 2016:

  • Assurance Certificates have been issued for all items successfully assured and approved (by DCB) or accepted (by SCCI)
  • Information Standards Notices for collections are no longer published.

For a complete list of all current standards and collections,review our A-Z list.

If you have any queries about Assurance Certificates or Assurance Marks please contact us at standards.assurance@nhs.net

Reference Title Type Publication date Assurance Certificate

SCCI2090-2171

GPES: Learning Disabilities Observatory

Extraction

04/06/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2190

GPES: Alcohol Risk Reduction

Extraction

01/06/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2206

GPES: Childhood Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme

Extraction

01/06/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2232

GPES: Indicators no longer in the Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)

Extraction

01/06/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2191

GPES: Learning Disabilities Health Check

Extraction

01/06/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2183

GPES: Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)

Extraction

01/06/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2207

GPES: Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme

Extraction

01/06/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2225

PCV HIB MenC Vaccination Programme

Collection

01/06/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-3010

GPES: GMS PMS Core Contract Data Collection

Extraction

24/05/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2176

HPV Completing Dose (Booster) vaccination

Collection

24/05/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2178

Hepatitis B (new born) babies vaccination programme

Collection

24/05/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2179

MMR aged 16 and over vaccination programme

Collection

24/05/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2133

GPES: Meningococcal ACWY Vaccination Programme

Extraction

18/05/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2180

GPES: Pertussis in Pregnant Women Vaccination Programme

Extraction

18/05/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2181

GPES: Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccination Programme

Extraction

18/05/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2182

GPES: Rotavirus (routine childhood immunisation) Vaccination Programme

Extraction

18/05/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2187

GPES: Meningococcal B Vaccination Programme

Extraction

18/05/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2208

GPES: Shingles (catch up aged 78) Vaccination Programme

Extraction

18/05/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2209

GPES: Shingles (routine aged 70) Vaccination Programme

Extraction

18/05/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2117

NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) Benchmarking Collection

Collection

11/05/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB3019

General Practice Forward View monitoring

Collection

11/05/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2228

NHS 111 Pathways

Collection

11/05/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB1593

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment

Collection

25/04/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB3031

Integrated Urgent Care Minimum Data Set

Collection

25/04/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB3040

Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)

Collection

25/04/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB3042

Junior Doctors – Rota Notification

Collection

25/04/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB0095

Referral to Treatment Waiting Times

Collection

19/04/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB0127

Direct Access Audiology Priority Treatment List (PTL) and Waiting Times (WT) Dataset

Collection

19/04/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB3029

NHS 111 Patient Experience Survey

Collection

19/04/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB3023-01

Monthly Activity Return

Collection

17/04/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB3023-02

Quarterly Activity Return

Collection

17/04/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB3017

Overseas Visitor Charging Category

Standard

13/04/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2235-05

National Diabetes Inpatient Audit: Harms Collection

Collection

13/04/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2154

Surplus Land For Housing

Collection

13/04/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2235-02

National Pregnancy in Diabetes Audit

Collection

13/04/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2083

Estates Return information Collection (ERIC)

Collection

13/04/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2235-03

National Diabetes Footcare Audit

Collection

13/04/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2184

Personal Health Budgets

Collection

13/04/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2235-01

National Diabetes Audit

Collection

14/03/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB1573

Mixed Sex Accommodation

Collection

12/03/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB3035

Dementia Assessment and Referral Return

Collection

12/03/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB3037

Cancer Patient Tracking List (PTL)

Collection

12/03/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB0103-01

Diagnostics Waiting Times and Activity Monthly Return

Collection

28/02/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB0103-02

Quarterly Diagnostics Census

Collection

28/02/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB0143

Quarterly Monitoring Cancelled Operations

Collection

28/02/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB1576

KH03 Bed Availability and Occupancy

Collection

28/02/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB1607

Monthly Situation Report – Emergency Care

Collection

28/02/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB2054

Friends and Family Test

Collection

28/02/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB3024

NHS 111 Minimum Data Set

Collection

28/02/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB3025

Monthly Situation Report – Critical Care and Urgent Cancelled Operations

Collection

28/02/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB3028-01

Ambulance Quality Indicators - Clinical Outcomes

Collection

28/02/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB3028-02

Ambulance Quality Indicators - Systems Indicators

Collection

28/02/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB3032

Delayed Transfers of Care

Collection

28/02/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB3033

Quality Premium Local Assessment

Collection

28/02/2018

Assurance Certificate

DCB3030 Amd 99/2017

CQC provider survey

Collection 09/03/2018

Assurance Certificate

Guidance

DCB3027 Amd 95/2017 Dental Working Patterns survey Collection 09/03/2018

Assurance Certificate

Guidance

DCB2096 Amd 2/2018

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) 360ΒΊ Stakeholder survey

Collection 09/03/2018

Assurance Certificate

Guidance

SCCI2132 Amd 128/2015 Breast and Cosmetic Implant Registry Collection 09/03/2018

Assurance Certificate

Guidance

DCB0086 Amd 58/2017 Data Security and Protection Toolkit Standard 08/03/2018

Assurance Certificate

Documentation

DCB0090 Amd 81/2017 Health and Social Care Organisation Reference Data Standard 08/03/2018

Assurance Certificate

Documentation

DCB0134 Amd 18/2017 Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infections, Version 3.0 Standard and a Collection 20/12/2017

Assurance Certificate

Documentation

DCB2085 Amd 93/2017 Patient-Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE), 2018 Collection 20/12/2017

Assurance Certificate

Guidance

DCB2090-2222 Amd 76/2017 GPES: NHS Health Checks Extraction 20/12/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB0089 Amd 19/2017 Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER), Version 2.0 Standard and a Collection 23/11/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2213 Amd 59/2016 Out of Area Placements Collection 06/11/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB1067 Amd 26/2017 National Workforce Data Set, Version 2.9 Standard 26/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB1582 Amd 16/2017 Electronic Yellow Card Reporting, Version 3.0 Standard 26/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB2053 Amd 73/2017 Annual GP Practice electronic Self Declaration (eDEC) Collection 26/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB0011 Amd 82/2016 Mental Health Services Data Set, Version 3.0 Standard and a Collection 17/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB0147 Amd 89/2016 National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set, Version 2.0 Standard and a Collection 17/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB1521 Amd 74/2016 Cancer Outcomes and Services Data Set, Version 8.0 Standard and a Collection 17/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB2094 Amd 51/2015 Sexual Orientation Monitoring Standard 17/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB1596 Amd 77/2016 Secure Email Standard 17/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB2167 Amd 78/2017 CCG Questionnaire Digital Maturity Collection 17/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB2235-04 Amd 64/2017 National Diabetes Inpatient Audit Collection 17/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB2043 Amd 62/2017 UK Severe Influenza Surveillance System Collection 02/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB2090-2058 Amd 70/2017 GPES: Dementia Data Extraction 02/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB0155 Amd 80/2015 NHS Stop Smoking Service Quarterly Monitoring Return Collection 01/09/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB1605 Amd 27/2017 Accessible Information Standard 10/08/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB3014 Amd 60/2017 Learning Disability Transformation Indicators Collection 13/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB2196 Amd 40/2016 British Society of Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) Audit Collection 06/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI1518 Amd 92/2015 Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Dataset Standard and a Collection 03/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI1069 Amd 57/2016 Community Services Data Set (CSDS) Standard and a Collection 21/04/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2236 Amd 7/2017 GP Workload Tool Collection 21/04/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI0052 Amd 13/2013 Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) Standard 20/04/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI0092-2062 Amd 17/2015 Commissioning Data Sets (CDS) Version 6.2: Addition of Type 011: Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) Standard and a Collection 19/04/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2239 Amd 10/2017 CQUIN 2017-19 Consolidated Data Collection Collection 07/04/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2223 Amd 77/2016 Annual uses of the Mental Health Act 1983 in English acute trusts Collection 03/03/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2169 Amd 8/2016 Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England Collection 03/01/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI0034 Amd 35/2016 SNOMED CT Standard 03/11/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2075 Amd 70/2016 Assessment, Discharge and Withdrawal Notices between Hospitals and Social Services Standard 03/11/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI1570 Amd 20/2015 HIV and AIDs Reporting System (HARS): Change Standard and a Collection 01/11/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2112 Amd 32/2015 FGM Risk Indication System (FGM RIS) - Local System Integration Standard 20/10/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI0084 Amd 105/2015 OPCS Classification of Interventions and Procedures Standard 20/10/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2135 Amd 69/2015 Adult Social Care Finance Return Collection 12/10/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2143 Amd 86/2015 National Minimum Dataset for Social Care Collection 12/10/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2150 Amd 90/2015 Adult Social Care - Deferred Payment Agreements Collection Collection 12/10/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2101 Amd 114/2015 Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Data Collection Collection 12/10/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2161 Amd 124/2015 Short and Long Term Return Collection 12/10/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2172 Amd 11/2016 Safeguarding Adults Collection (SAC) Collection 12/10/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2214 Amd 60/2016 Primary care extended access Collection 06/10/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI1577 Amd 10/2011 Diagnostic Imaging Data Set Standard and a Collection 05/10/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2197 Amd 41/2016 Primary Care Commissioning Activity Collection 15/09/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI0076 Amd 113/2015 Paediatric Critical Care Minimum Data Set Standard and a Collection 08/09/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI0075 Amd 112/2015 Neonatal Critical Care Minimum Data Set Standard and a Collection 08/09/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2192 Amd 34/2016 Prevent - Anti Radicalisation Training Questionnaire Collection 03/08/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2099 Amd 97/2015 Digital Maturity Dataset Collection 25/07/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2163 Amd 132/2015 Weekly Diagnostic Activity Collection Collection 25/07/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2166 Amd 5/2016 GP Access Fund Collection 25/07/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2039 Amd 27/2016 Fill Rate Indicator Return, Staffing-nursing, Midwifery and Care Staff Collection 25/07/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2194 Amd 38/2016 NHS Pharmaceutical Services PHS1 Collection 05/07/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2090-2200 Amd 44/2016 GPES: Avoiding Unplanned Admissions Extraction 05/07/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2199 Amd 43/2016 Patient Objections Management (non GPES sites) Collection 05/07/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2173 Amd 12/2016 Seven Day Services Survey Collection 25/06/2016 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2090-2189 Amd 32/2016 GPES: Named Accountable GP Extraction 27/05/2016 Assurance Certificate