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

DCB0092-2062 Amd 34/2018

Emergency Care Data Set: CDS Version 6.2.2 Type 011

Standard and a Collection

07/11/2018

DCB0092 Assurance Certificate
DCB3057 Amd 90/2018 CCG Winter Assurance  Collection 06/11/2018 DCB3057 Assurance Certificate
DCB3054 Amd 79/2018 Mental Health Community Teams Activity Collection 06/11/2018 DCB3054 Assurance Certificate
DCB3048 Amd 46/2018 Workforce Disability Equality Collection Collection 06/11/2018 DCB3048 Assurance Certificate
DCB2167 Amd 78/2017 Digital Maturity Questionnaire Collection 06/11/2018 DCB2167 Assurance Certificate
DCB0155 Amd 80/2015 Stop Smoking Services Quarterly Monitoring Return Collection 06/11/2018 DCB0155 Assurance Certificate

DCB2103 Amd 87/2018

Community Pharmacy Contractual Framework National Audit

Collection

25/10/2018

DCB2103 Assurance Certificate
DCB1593 Amd 99/2018 Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment Collection 18/10/2018 DCB1593 Assurance Certificate

DCB1067 Amd 50/2018

National Workforce Data Set, Version 3.0

Standard

08/10/2018

DCB1067 Assurance Certificate

DCB0011 Amd 30/2018

Mental Health Services Data Set, Version 4.0

Standard and a Collection

08/10/2018

DCB0011 Assurance Certificate

DCB2053 Amd 86/2018

GP Electronic Annual Declaration (eDec)

Collection

21/09/2018

DCB2053 Assurance Certificate

DCB3056 Amd 89/2018

Daily 111 Winter Collection

Collection

21/09/2018

DCB3056 Assurance Certificate

DCB1513 Amd 10/2018

Maternity Services Data Set, Version 2.0

Standard and a Collection

14/09/2018

DCB1513 Assurance Certificate

SCCI2112 Amd 32/2015

FGM Risk Indication System (FGM RIS) – Local System
Integration

Standard

03/09/2018

SCCI2112 Assurance Certificate

DCB3007 Amd 78/2018

Programme Budgeting

Collection

31/08/2018

DCB3007 Assurance Certificate

DCB2116 Amd 76/2018

Cancer Patient Experience Survey

Collection

31/08/2018

DCB2116 Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2058 Amd 70/2017

GPES: Dementia Data

Extraction

31/08/2018

DCB2090 Assurance Certificate

DCB2161 Amd 83/2018

Short and Long Term (SALT) return

Collection

31/08/2018

DCB2161 Assurance Certificate

DCB2101 Amd 73/2018

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, data collection

Collection

31/08/2018

DCB2101 Assurance Certificate

DCB2150 Amd 82/2018

Adult Social Care: Deferred Payment Agreements

Collection

30/08/2018

DCB2150 Assurance Certificate

DCB3038 Amd 29/2018

Physical healthcare for people with serious mental illness (SMI): Primary care data collection

Collection

 

06/08/2018

DCB3038 Assurance Certificate

SCCI2118 Amd 65/2015

eMED3 (fit notes)

Collection

06/08/2018

SCCI2118 Assurance Certificate

DCB2043 Amd 70/2018

UK Severe Influenza Surveillance System

Collection

01/08/2018

DCB2043 Assurance Certificate

DCB2195 Amd 71/2018

Childhood Influenza Vaccination Programme Primary School Age Children

Collection

01/08/2018

DCB2195 Assurance Certificate

DCB2204 Amd 72/2018

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Uptake in Frontline Healthcare Workers Survey

Collection

01/08/2018

DCB2204 Assurance Certificate

DCB2205 Amd 68/2018 

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Uptake (GP Patient) Survey (Adults) 

Collection

01/08/2018

DCB2205 Assurance Certificate

DCB2211 Amd 69/2018

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Uptake in Children (GP Patient) Survey

Collection

01/08/2018

DCB2211 Assurance Certificate

DCB2138 Amd 47/2018

NHS Flu Vaccination Service – Patient Questionnaire

Collection

12/07/2018

DCB2138 Assurance Certificate

SCCI2127 Amd 104/2015

Early Intervention in Psychosis Referral to Treatment Times (RTT)

Collection

05/07/2018

SCCI2127 Assurance Certificate

SCCI2090-2144 Amd 87/2015

GPES: Patient Objections Management

Extraction

02/07/2018

SCCI2090-2144 Assurance Certificate

DCB3018 Amd 48/2018

GP Appointments

Collection

02/07/2018

DCB3018 Assurance Certificate

DCB2221 Amd 66/2018

Conflict of Interest Indicator

Collection

02/07/2018

DCB2221 Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2222 Amd 76/2016

GPES: NHS Health Checks

Extraction

02/07/2018

DCB2090-2222 Assurance Certificate

SCCI2185 Amd 25/2016

Children and Young People (CYP) with an Eating Disorder Referral to Treatment Times (RTT)

Collection

02/07/2018

SCCI2185 Assurance Certificate

DCB0139

GUMCAD STI Surveillance System

Standard and a Collection

25/06/2018

DCB0139 Assurance Certificate

DCB1567

National Joint Registry Data Set

Standard and a Collection

08/06/2018

DCB1567 Assurance Certificate

DCB0129

Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Manufacture of Health IT Systems

Standard

07/06/2018

DCB0129 Assurance Certificate

DCB0160

Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Deployment and Use of Health IT Systems

Standard

07/06/2018

DCB0160 Assurance Certificate

SCCI2090-2171

GPES: Learning Disabilities Observatory

Extraction

04/06/2018

SCCI2090-2171 Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2190

GPES: Alcohol Risk Reduction

Extraction

01/06/2018

DCB2090-2190 Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2206

GPES: Childhood Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme

Extraction

01/06/2018

DCB2090-2206 Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2232

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

Extraction

01/06/2018

DCB2090-2232 Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2191

GPES: Learning Disabilities Health Check

Extraction

01/06/2018

DCB2090-2191 Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2183

GPES: Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF)

Extraction

01/06/2018

DCB2090-2183 Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2207

GPES: Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme

Extraction

01/06/2018

DCB2090-2207 Assurance Certificate

DCB2225

PCV HIB MenC Vaccination Programme

Collection

01/06/2018

DCB2225 Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-3010

GPES: GMS PMS Core Contract Data Collection

Extraction

24/05/2018

DCB2090-3010 Assurance Certificate

DCB2176

HPV Completing Dose (Booster) vaccination

Collection

24/05/2018

DCB2176 Assurance Certificate

DCB2178

Hepatitis B (new born) babies vaccination programme

Collection

24/05/2018

DCB2178 Assurance Certificate

DCB2179

MMR aged 16 and over vaccination programme

Collection

24/05/2018

DCB2179 Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2133

GPES: Meningococcal ACWY Vaccination Programme

Extraction

18/05/2018

DCB2090-2133 Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2180

GPES: Pertussis in Pregnant Women Vaccination Programme

Extraction

18/05/2018

DCB2090-2180 Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2181

GPES: Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccination Programme

Extraction

18/05/2018

DCB2090-2181 Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2182

GPES: Rotavirus (routine childhood immunisation) Vaccination Programme

Extraction

18/05/2018

DCB2090-2182 Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2187

GPES: Meningococcal B Vaccination Programme

Extraction

18/05/2018

DCB2090-2187 Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2208

GPES: Shingles (catch up aged 78) Vaccination Programme

Extraction

18/05/2018

DCB2090-2208 Assurance Certificate

DCB2090-2209

GPES: Shingles (routine aged 70) Vaccination Programme

Extraction

18/05/2018

DCB2090-2209 Assurance Certificate

DCB2117

NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) Benchmarking Collection

Collection

11/05/2018

DCB2117 Assurance Certificate

DCB3019

General Practice Forward View monitoring

Collection

11/05/2018

DCB3019 Assurance Certificate

DCB2228

NHS 111 Pathways

Collection

11/05/2018

DCB2228 Assurance Certificate

DCB1593

Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) Risk Assessment

Collection

25/04/2018

DCB1593 Assurance Certificate April 2018

DCB3031

Integrated Urgent Care Minimum Data Set

Collection

25/04/2018

DCB3031 Assurance Certificate

DCB3040

Workforce Race Equality Standard (WRES)

Collection

25/04/2018

DCB3040 Assurance Certificate

DCB3042

Junior Doctors – Rota Notification

Collection

25/04/2018

DCB3042 Assurance Certificate

DCB0095

Referral to Treatment Waiting Times

Collection

19/04/2018

DCB0095 Assurance Certificate

DCB0127

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

Collection

19/04/2018

DCB0127 Assurance Certificate

DCB3029

NHS 111 Patient Experience Survey

Collection

19/04/2018

DCB3029 Assurance Certificate

DCB3023-01

Monthly Activity Return

Collection

17/04/2018

DCB3023-01 Assurance Certificate

DCB3023-02

Quarterly Activity Return

Collection

17/04/2018

DCB3023-02 Assurance Certificate

DCB3017

Overseas Visitor Charging Category

Standard

13/04/2018

DCB3017 Assurance Certificate

DCB2235-05

National Diabetes Inpatient Audit: Harms Collection

Collection

13/04/2018

DCB2235-05 Assurance Certificate

DCB2154

Surplus Land For Housing

Collection

13/04/2018

DCB2154 Assurance Certificate

DCB2235-02

National Pregnancy in Diabetes Audit

Collection

13/04/2018

DCB2235-02 Assurance Certificate

DCB2083

Estates Return information Collection (ERIC)

Collection

13/04/2018

DCB2083 Assurance Certificate

DCB2235-03

National Diabetes Footcare Audit

Collection

13/04/2018

DCB2235-03 Assurance Certificate

DCB2184

Personal Health Budgets

Collection

13/04/2018

DCB2184 Assurance Certificate

DCB2235-01

National Diabetes Audit

Collection

14/03/2018

DCB2235-01 Assurance Certificate

DCB1573

Mixed Sex Accommodation

Collection

12/03/2018

DCB1573 Assurance Certificate

DCB3035

Dementia Assessment and Referral Return

Collection

12/03/2018

DCB3035 Assurance Certificate

DCB3037

Cancer Patient Tracking List (PTL)

Collection

12/03/2018

DCB3037 Assurance Certificate

DCB0103-01

Diagnostics Waiting Times and Activity Monthly Return

Collection

28/02/2018

DCB0103-01 Assurance Certificate

DCB0103-02

Quarterly Diagnostics Census

Collection

28/02/2018

DCB0103-02 Assurance Certificate

DCB0143

Quarterly Monitoring Cancelled Operations

Collection

28/02/2018

DCB0143 Assurance Certificate

DCB1576

KH03 Bed Availability and Occupancy

Collection

28/02/2018

DCB1576 Assurance Certificate

DCB1607

Monthly Situation Report – Emergency Care

Collection

28/02/2018

DCB1607 Assurance Certificate

DCB2054

Friends and Family Test

Collection

28/02/2018

DCB2054 Assurance Certificate

DCB3024

NHS 111 Minimum Data Set

Collection

28/02/2018

DCB3024 Assurance Certificate

DCB3025

Monthly Situation Report – Critical Care and Urgent Cancelled Operations

Collection

28/02/2018

DCB3025 Assurance Certificate

DCB3032

Delayed Transfers of Care

Collection

28/02/2018

DCB3032 Assurance Certificate

DCB3033

Quality Premium Local Assessment

Collection

28/02/2018

DCB3033 Assurance Certificate

DCB3030 Amd 99/2017

CQC provider survey

Collection 09/03/2018

DCB3030 Assurance Certificate

CQC guidance

DCB2096 Amd 2/2018

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) 360º Stakeholder survey

Collection 09/03/2018

DCB2096 Assurance Certificate

NHS England - CCG IAF guidance

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

SCCI2132 Assurance Certificate

CQC guidance

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

DCB0086 Assurance Certificate

DCB0086 documentation

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

DCB0090 Assurance Certificate

DCB0090 documentation

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

DCB0134 Assurance Certificate

DCB0134 documentation

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

DCB2085 Assurance Certificate

PLACE guidance

DCB0089 Amd 19/2017 Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER), Version 2.0 Standard and a Collection 23/11/2017 DCB0089 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2213 Amd 59/2016 Out of Area Placements Collection 06/11/2017 SCCI2213 Assurance Certificate
DCB1582 Amd 16/2017 Electronic Yellow Card Reporting, Version 3.0 Standard 26/10/2017 DCB1582 Assurance Certificate
DCB0147 Amd 89/2016 National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set, Version 2.0 Standard and a Collection 17/10/2017 DCB0147 Assurance Certificate
DCB1521 Amd 74/2016 Cancer Outcomes and Services Data Set, Version 8.0 Standard and a Collection 17/10/2017 DCB1521 Assurance Certificate
DCB2094 Amd 51/2015 Sexual Orientation Monitoring Standard 17/10/2017 DCB2094 Assurance Certificate
DCB1596 Amd 77/2016 Secure Email Standard 17/10/2017 DCB1596 Assurance Certificate
DCB2235-04 Amd 64/2017 National Diabetes Inpatient Audit Collection 17/10/2017 DCB2235-04 Assurance Certificate
DCB2090-2058 Amd 70/2017 GPES: Dementia Data Extraction 02/10/2017 DCB2090-2058 Assurance Certificate
DCB1605 Amd 27/2017 Accessible Information Standard 10/08/2017 DCB1605 Assurance Certificate
DCB3014 Amd 60/2017 Learning Disability Transformation Indicators Collection 13/07/2017 DCB3014 Assurance Certificate
DCB2196 Amd 40/2016 British Society of Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) Audit Collection 06/07/2017 DCB2196 Assurance Certificate
SCCI1518 Amd 92/2015 Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Dataset Standard and a Collection 03/07/2017 SCCI1518 Assurance Certificate
SCCI1069 Amd 57/2016 Community Services Data Set (CSDS) Standard and a Collection 21/04/2017 SCCI1069 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2236 Amd 7/2017 GP Workload Tool Collection 21/04/2017 SCCI2236 Assurance Certificate
SCCI0052 Amd 13/2013 Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) Standard 20/04/2017 SCCI0052 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 SCCI0092-2062 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2239 Amd 10/2017 CQUIN 2017-19 Consolidated Data Collection Collection 07/04/2017 SCCI2239 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2223 Amd 77/2016 Annual uses of the Mental Health Act 1983 in English acute trusts Collection 03/03/2017 SCCI2223 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2169 Amd 8/2016 Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England Collection 03/01/2017 SCCI2169 Assurance Certificate
SCCI0034 Amd 35/2016 SNOMED CT Standard 03/11/2016 SCCI0034 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2075 Amd 70/2016 Assessment, Discharge and Withdrawal Notices between Hospitals and Social Services Standard 03/11/2016 SCCI2075 Assurance Certificate
SCCI1570 Amd 20/2015 HIV and AIDs Reporting System (HARS): Change Standard and a Collection 01/11/2016 SCCI1570 Assurance Certificate
SCCI0084 Amd 105/2015 OPCS Classification of Interventions and Procedures Standard 20/10/2016 SCCI0084 Assurance Certificate

SCCI2153 Amd 123/2015

Personal Social Services Adult Social Care Survey

Collection

12/10/2016

SCCI2153 Assurance Certificate

SCCI2135 Amd 69/2015 Adult Social Care Finance Return Collection 12/10/2016 SCCI2135 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2143 Amd 86/2015 National Minimum Dataset for Social Care Collection 12/10/2016 SCCI2143 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2172 Amd 11/2016 Safeguarding Adults Collection (SAC) Collection 12/10/2016 SCCI2172 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2214 Amd 60/2016 Primary care extended access Collection 06/10/2016 SCCI2214 Assurance Certificate
SCCI1577 Amd 10/2011 Diagnostic Imaging Data Set Standard and a Collection 05/10/2016 SCCI1577 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2197 Amd 41/2016 Primary Care Commissioning Activity Collection 15/09/2016 SCCI2197 Assurance Certificate
SCCI0076 Amd 113/2015 Paediatric Critical Care Minimum Data Set Standard and a Collection 08/09/2016 SCCI0076 Assurance Certificate
SCCI0075 Amd 112/2015 Neonatal Critical Care Minimum Data Set Standard and a Collection 08/09/2016 SCCI0075 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2192 Amd 34/2016 Prevent - Anti Radicalisation Training Questionnaire Collection 03/08/2016 SCCI2192 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2099 Amd 97/2015 Digital Maturity Dataset Collection 25/07/2016 SCCI2099 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2163 Amd 132/2015 Weekly Diagnostic Activity Collection Collection 25/07/2016 SCCI2163 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2166 Amd 5/2016 GP Access Fund Collection 25/07/2016 SCCI2166 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2039 Amd 27/2016 Fill Rate Indicator Return, Staffing-nursing, Midwifery and Care Staff Collection 25/07/2016 SCCI2039 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2194 Amd 38/2016 NHS Pharmaceutical Services PHS1 Collection 05/07/2016 SCCI2194 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2090-2200 Amd 44/2016 GPES: Avoiding Unplanned Admissions Extraction 05/07/2016 SCCI2090-2200 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2199 Amd 43/2016 Patient Objections Management (non GPES sites) Collection 05/07/2016 SCCI2199 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2173 Amd 12/2016 Seven Day Services Survey Collection 25/06/2016 SCCI2173 Assurance Certificate
SCCI2090-2189 Amd 32/2016 GPES: Named Accountable GP Extraction 27/05/2016 SCCI2090-2189 Assurance Certificate