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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).

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
DCB3030 Amd 99/2017

CQC provider survey

Collection 09/03/2018

Assurance Certificate

Guidance

DCB3019 Amd 3/2018 General Practice Forward View monitoring 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) 360º 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

SCCI2216 Amd 62/2016 Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Reporting System Pilot 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
DCB2116 Amd 23/2017 Cancer Patient Experience Survey Collection 18/10/2017 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
DCB3019 Amd 75/2017 General Practice Forward View Monitoring Collection 17/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB2235-04 Amd 64/2017 National Diabetes Inpatient Audit Collection 17/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB2228 Amd 84/2016 NHS 111 Minimum Data Set Collection 02/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB2195 Amd 61/2017 Childhood Influenza Vaccination Programme: Primary School Age Children Collection 02/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB2043 Amd 62/2017 UK Severe Influenza Surveillance System Collection 02/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB2205 Amd 67/2017 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Uptake (GP Patient) Survey (Adults) Collection 02/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB2211 Amd 68/2017 Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Uptake in Children (GP Patient) Survey Collection 02/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB2090-2058 Amd 70/2017 GPES: Dementia Data Extraction 02/10/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB3016 Amd 71/2017 Third Next Appointment Data Collection 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
DCB3006 Amd 28/2017 Innovation and Technology Tariff Minimum Data Set Collection 03/08/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB3007 Amd 30/2017 Programme Budgeting Collection 03/08/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2127 Amd 104/2015 Early Intervention in Psychosis RTT Collection 20/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2185 Amd 25/2016 Children and Young People (CYP) with an Eating Disorder Referral to Treatment Times (RTT) Collection 20/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2090-2206 Amd 50/2017 GPES: Childhood Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme Extraction 17/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2090-2207 Amd 69/2017 GPES: Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme Extraction 17/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2176 Amd 35/2017 HPV Booster Vaccination Programme (CQRS) Extraction 14/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2178 Amd 36/2017 Hepatitis B (new born) Babies Vaccination Programme (CQRS) Extraction 14/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2179 Amd 37/2017 Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccination Programme (CQRS) Extraction 14/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2090-2183 Amd 38/2017 GPES: Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) Extraction 14/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2177 Amd 39/2017 Meningococcal Booster Vaccination Programme (CQRS) Extraction 14/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2090-2180 Amd 40/2017 GPES: Pertussis in Pregnant Women Vaccination Programme Extraction 14/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2090-2187 Amd 41/2017 GPES: Meningococcal B Vaccination Programme Extraction 14/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2090-2190 Amd 42/2017 GPES: Alcohol Related Risk Reduction Scheme Extraction 14/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2090-2191 Amd 43/2017 GPES: Learning Disabilities Health Check Scheme Extraction 14/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2225 Amd 44/2017 PCV HIB MenC Vaccination Programme Extraction 14/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2090-2133 Amd 47/2017 GPES: Meningococcal ACWY Vaccination Programme Extraction 14/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2090-2181 Amd 45/2017 GPES: Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccination Programme Extraction 14/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2090-2182 Amd 46/2017 GPES: Rotavirus (routine childhood immunisation) Vaccination Programme Extraction 14/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2090-2208 Amd 48/2017 GPES: Shingles (catch up aged 78) Vaccination Programme Extraction 14/07/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2090-2209 Amd 49/2017 GPES: Shingles (routine aged 70) Vaccination Programme Extraction 14/07/2017 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
DCB2090-3010 Amd 34/2017 General Medical Services (GMS)/ Personal Medical Services (PMS) Core Contract Data Collection Extraction 23/06/2017 Assurance Certificate
DCB2090-2232 Amd 33/2017 Indicators no longer in QOF Extraction 22/06/2017 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
SCCI2235-01 Amd 86/2016 National Diabetes Audit (Core) Collection 21/04/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2235-02 Amd 8/2017 National Pregnancy in Diabetes Audit Collection 21/04/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2235-03 Amd 9/2017 National Diabetes Footcare Audit Collection 21/04/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2193 Amd 30/2016 Prevent Training Reports Collection 20/04/2017 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
SCCI2083 Amd 6/2017 Estates Return Information Collection (ERIC) Collection 04/04/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2090-2144 Amd 87/2015 Patient Objections Management Extraction 15/03/2017 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2154 Amd 1/2017 Surplus Land for Housing Collection 07/03/2017 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
SCCI2221 Amd 73/2016 Conflict of Interest Indicator Collection 08/12/2016 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
SCCI0090 Amd 24/2015 Health and Social Care Organisation Reference Data Standard 18/08/2016 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