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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.

Information Standards Notices (ISNs)

An information standard is defined in the Health and Social Care Act 2012 as: 'a document containing standards that relate to the processing of information'.

Health and care organisations adopt information standards, so that data can be shared and compared across the sector.

An Information standard may be technical (for example relating to messaging), data (for example defining the structure and type of information to be recorded and submitted as a data set), or information governance (for example relating to policies, procedures or guidelines on information processing).

The Data Alliance Partnership Board (DAPB) assures the quality of information standards and 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.

The Data Standards Assurance Service (DSAS), hosted by NHS Digital, publish the approved ISNs on the NHS Digital website along with supporting documentation - a Requirements Specification, Implementation Guidance and Change Specification (where applicable).

The ISN will include confirmation of the standard details, implementation date, whether it is mandated or voluntary, the legal or contractual basis upon which the data are being requested and details of key contacts. 


Current ISNs

Current ISNs, published since 1 April 2014, are listed here by date of publication.

When a new release to an existing standard is published both the current live ISN (to be maintained) and the ISN for the new release (to be implemented) will be listed. 

Click on the 'Documentation' or 'Information Standards Notice' link to find out more information about an item.

Reference Title Type

Date published

Links
DAPB1069 Amd 82/2021 Community Services Data Set (CSDS), Version 1.6 Standard and a Collection 06/01/2022

DAPB1069 Amd 82/2021 Information Standards Notice

DAPB1069 Amd 82/2021 Documentation

DAPB0089 Amd 80/2021 Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER), Version 2.3 Standard and a Collection 06/01/2022

DAPB0089 Amd 80/2021 Information Standards Notice

DAPB0089 Amd 80/2021 Documentation

DAPB4022 Amd 38/2021 Personalised Care and Support Plan Standard 22/12/2021

DAPB4022 Amd 38/2021 Information Standards Notice

DAPB4022 Amd 38/2021 Documentation

DAPB4013 Amd 5/2021 Medicine and Allergy/Intolerance Data Transfer Standard 30/09/2021

DAPB4013 Amd 5/2021 Information Standards Notice

DAPB4013 Amd 5/2021 Documentation

DAPB0107 Amd 50/2021 National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Monitoring System (NDTMS), Core dataset Q Standard and a Collection 30/09/2021

DAPB0107 Amd 50/2021 Information Standards Notice

DAPB0107 Amd 50/2021 Documentation

DAPB4017 Amd 44/2020 Pathology Test and Results Standard Standard 17/08/2021

DAPB4017 Amd 44/2020 Information Standards Notice

DAPB4017 Amd 44/2020 Documentation

DAPB4001 Amd 17/2021 Patient-Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) Ambulance Data Set Standard and a Collection 13/08/2021

DAPB4001 Amd 17/2021 Information Standards Notice

DAPB4001 Amd 17/2021 Documentation

DAPB4000 Amd 15/2021 Patient-Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) Integrated Data Set Standard and a Collection 13/08/2021

DAPB4000 Amd 15/2021 Information Standards Notice

DAPB4000 Amd 15/2021 Documentation

DAPB0111 Amd 84/2020 Radiotherapy Data Set, Version 6.0 Standard and a Collection 20/07/2021

DAPB0111 Amd 84/2020 Information Standards Notice

DAPB0111 Amd 84/2020 Documentation

DAPB0086 Amd 36/2021 Data Security and Protection Toolkit, Version 4.0 Standard and a Collection 20/07/2021

DAPB0086 Amd 36/2021 Information Standards Notice

DAPB0086 Amd 36/2021 Documentation

DAPB1520 Amd 13/2021 Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT) Data Set, Version 2.1 Standard and a Collection 20/07/2021

DAPB1520 Amd 13/2021 Information Standards Notice

DAPB1520 Amd 13/2021 Documentation

DAPB0092 Amd 64/2020 Commissioning Data Sets (CDS), Version 6.3 Standard and a Collection 15/06/2021

DAPB0092 Amd 64/2020 Information Standards Notice

DAPB0092 Amd 64/2020 Documentation

DCB2050 Amd 73/2020 Aggregate Contract Monitoring (ACM), Version 2.0 Standard and a Collection 08/04/2021

DCB2050 Amd 73/2020 Information Standards Notice

DCB2050 Amd 73/2020 Documentation

DCB3003 Amd 76/2020 Devices Patient Level Contract Monitoring (DePLCM), Version 2.0 Standard and a Collection 08/04/2021

DCB3003 Amd 76/2020 Information Standards Notice

DCB3003 Amd 76/2020 Documentation

DCB2212 Amd 74/2020  Drugs Patient Level Contract Monitoring (DrPLCM), Version 2.0 Standard and a Collection 08/04/2021

DCB2212 Amd 74/2020 Information Standards Notice

DCB2212 Amd 74/2020 Documentation

DCB3002 Amd 75/2020 Patient Level Contract Monitoring (PLCM), Version 2.0 Standard and a Collection 08/04/2021

DCB3002 Amd 75/2020 Information Standards Notice

DCB3002 Amd 75/2020 Documentation

DCB0011 Amd 29/2020 Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS), Version 5.0 Standard and a Collection 08/04/2021

DCB0011 Amd 29/2020 Information Standards Notice

DCB0011 Amd 29/2020 Documentation

DCB0095 Amd 2/2020 Consultant-led Referral to Treatment (RTT) Waiting Times Standard and a Collection 11/03/2021

DCB0095 Amd 2/2020 Information Standards Notice

DCB0095 Amd 2/2020 Documentation

ISB 1572 Sensitive Data - Deprecation Standard 11/03/2021 ISB 1572 Sensitive Data Deprecation Notice
DCB2007 Amd 35/2020 Assuring Transformation, Version 3.0 Standard and a Collection 23/12/2020

DCB2007 Amd 35/2020 Information Standards Notice

DCB2007 Amd 35/2020 Documentation

DCB3009 Amd 11/2020 Healthy Child Programme, Phase 2: Interoperability Standard 08/10/2020

DCB3009 Amd 11/2020 Information Standards Notice

DCB3009 Amd 11/2020 Documentation

DCB0092-2062 Amd 19/2020 Emergency Care Data Set: CDS Version 6.2.3 Type 011 Standard and a Collection 10/09/2020

DCB0092-2062 Amd 19/2020 Information Standards Notice

DCB0092-2062 Amd 19/2020 Documentation

DCB3085 Amd 51/2019 NHS Continuing Healthcare (CHC) Patient-Level Data Set Standard and a Collection 07/05/2020

DCB3085 Amd 51/2019 Information Standards Notice

DCB3085 Amd 51/2019 Documentation

DCB0147 Amd 16/2019

National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set

Standard and a Collection 02/04/2020

DCB0147 Amd 16/2019 Information Standards Notice

DCB0147 Amd 16/2019 Documentation

DCB0028 Amd 45/2019 Treatment Function and Main Specialty Standard, Version 2.0 Standard 02/04/2020

DCB0028 Amd 45/2019 Information Standards Notice

DCB0028 Amd 45/2019 Documentation

DCB1077 Amd 67/2018 Automatic Identification and Data Capture (AIDC) for Patient Identification, SRIN and GLN Wristband Update Standard 26/03/2020

DCB1077 Amd 67/2018 Information Standards Notice

DCB1077 Amd 67/2018 Documentation

DCB3051 Amd 7/2020 Identity Verification and Authentication Standard for Digital Health and Care Services Standard 13/06/2020

DCB3051 Amd 7/2020 Information Standards Notice

DCB3051 Amd 7/2020 Documentation

DCB2112 Amd 28/2019 FGM Information Sharing (FGM-IS) Local System Integration Standard 06/03/2020

DCB2112 Amd 28/2019 Information Standards Notice

DCB2112 Amd 28/2019 Documentation

DCB0089 Amd 60/2019

Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER), Version 2.2

Standard and a Collection 06/02/2020

DCB0089 Amd 60/2019 Information Standards Notice

DCB0089 Amd 60/2019 Documentation

DCB1596 Amd 75/2019 Secure Email, Version 2.3 Standard 09/01/2020

DCB1596 Amd 75/2019 Information Standards Notice

DCB1596 Amd 75/2019 Documentation

DCB3066 Amd 112/2018 Digital Maternity Record Standard Standard 18/11/2019

DCB3066 Amd 112/2018 Information Standards Notice

DCB3066 Amd 112/2018 Documentation

DCB1069 Amd 95/2018 Community Services Data Set, Version 1.5 Standard and a Collection 16/10/2019

DCB1069 Amd 95/2018 Information Standards Notice

DCB1069 Amd 95/2018 Documentation

DCB0011 Amd 43/2019 Mental Health Services Data Set, Version 4.1 Standard and a Collection 09/10/2019

DCB0011 Amd 43/2019 Information Standards Notice

DCB0011 Amd 43/2019 Documentation

DCB0084 Amd 18/2019 OPCS Classification of Interventions and Procedures, Version 4.9 Standard 08/10/2019

DCB0084 Amd 18/2019 Information Standards Notice

DCB0084 Amd 18/2019 Documentation

DCB1521 Amd 13/2019 Cancer Outcomes and Services Data set, Version 9.0 Standard and a Collection 12/09/2019

DCB1521 Amd 13/2019 Information Standards Notice

DCB1521 Amd 13/2019 Documentation

DCB1067 Amd 23/2019 National Workforce Data Set, Version 3.1 Standard 04/07/2019

DCB1067 Amd 23/2019 Information Standards Notice

DCB1067 Amd 23/2019 Documentation

ISB 1500 - 1508 Common User Interface (CUI) standards - Deprecation Standard 04/07/2019 ISB 1500 - 1508 Deprecation Notice
DCB1609 Amd 113/2018 Child Protection - Information Sharing (CP-IS) Standard 31/05/2019

DCB1609 Amd 113/2018 Information Standards Notice (Version 2.0)

DCB1609 Amd 113/2018 Information Standards Notice (Superseded)

DCB1609 Amd 113/2018 Documentation

DCB3058 Amd 91/2018 Compliance with National Data Opt-outs Standard 18/03/2019

DCB3058 Amd 91/2018 Information Standards Notice

DCB3058 Amd 91/2018 Documentation

DCB1533 Amd 80/2018

Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy (SACT) data set

Standard and a Collection 

06/12/2018

DCB1533 Amd 80/2018 Information Standards Notice

DCB1533 Amd 80/2018 Documentation

DCB1513 Amd 10/2018

Maternity Services Data Set, Version 2.0 Standard and a Collection

14/09/2018

DCB1513 Amd 10/2018 Information Standards Notice

DCB1513 Amd 10/2018 documentation

DCB0139 Amd 21/2017

GUMCAD STI Surveillance System Standard and a Collection 25/06/2018

DCB0139 Amd 21/2017 Information Standards Notice (Version 2)

DCB0139 Amd 21/2017 Information Standards Notice (Superseded)

DCB0139 Amd 21/2017 documentation

DCB1567 Amd 66/2017

National Joint Registry Data Set Standard and a Collection 08/06/2018

DCB1567 Amd 66/2017 Information Standards Notice

DCB1567 Amd 66/2017 documentation

DCB0129 Amd 24/2018

Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Manufacture of Health IT Systems Standard 07/06/2018

DCB0129 Amd 24/2018 Information Standards Notice

DCB0129 Amd 24/2018 documentation

DCB0160 Amd 25/2018

Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Deployment and Use of Health IT Systems Standard 07/06/2018

DCB0160 Amd 25/2018 Information Standards Notice

DCB0160 Amd 25/2018 documentation

DCB3017 Amd 72/2017

Overseas Visitor Charging Category

Standard

12/04/2018

DCB3017 Amd 72/2017 Information Standards Notice

DCB3017 Amd 72/2017 documentation

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

DCB0090 Amd 81/2017 Information Standards Notice

DCB0090 Amd 81/2017 documentation

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

DCB0134 Amd 18/2017 Information Standards Notice

DCB0134 Amd 18/2017 documentation

DCB1582 Amd 16/2017 Electronic Yellow Card Reporting, Version 3.0 Standard 26/10/2017

DCB1582 Amd 16/2017 Information Standards Notice

DCB1582 Amd 16/2017 documentation

DCB2094 Amd 51/2015 Sexual Orientation Monitoring Standard 05/10/2017

DCB2094 Amd 51/2015 Information Standards Notice

DCB2094 Amd 51/2015 documentation

DCB1605 Amd 27/2017

Accessible Information, Version 1.1

Standard 10/08/2017

DCB1605 Amd 27/2017 Information Standards Notice

DCB1605 Amd 27/2017 documentation

SCCI1518 Amd 92/2015 Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Dataset Standard and a Collection 29/06/2017

SCCI1518 Amd 92/2015 Information Standards Notice

SCCI1518 Amd 92/2015 documentation

SCCI0052 Amd 13/2013 Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d): Conversion Standard 07/04/2017

SCCI0052 Amd 13/2013 Information Standards Notice

SCCI0052 Amd 13/2013 documentation

SCCI2075 Amd 70/2016

Assessment, Discharge and Withdrawal Notices between Hospitals and Social Services

Standard

02/11/2016

SCCI2075 Information Standards Notice

SCCI2075 documentation

SCCI0034 Amd 35/2016

SNOMED CT Standard 02/11/2016

SCCI0034 Information Standards Notice

SCCI0034 documentation

SCCI1570 Amd 20/2015

HIV and AIDS Reporting System (HARS)

Standard and a Collection

31/10/2016

SCCI1570 Information Standards Notice

SCCI1570 documentation

SCCI1577 Amd 10/2011

Diagnostic Imaging Data Set (DIDS)

Standard and a Collection 05/10/2016

SCCI1577 Information Standards Notice

SCCI1577 documentation

SCCI0076 Amd 113/2015

Paediatric Critical Care Minimum Data Set Standard and a Collection 07/09/2016

SCCI0076 Information Standards notice

SCCI0076 documentation

SCCI0075 Amd 112/2015

Neonatal Critical Care Minimum Data Set

Standard and a Collection

07/09/2016

 SCCI0075 Information Standards Notice

SCCI0075 documentation

SCCI1580 Amd 11/2015

Palliative Care Co-ordination: Core Content

Standard 18/09/2015

SCCI1580 Amd 11/2015 Information Standards Notice

SCCI1580 Amd 11/2015 documentation

SCCI0021 Amd 10/2014 International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) Standard 18/09/2015 SCCI0021 Amd 10/2014 Information Standards Notice

SCCI0021 Amd 10/2014 documentation

SCCI2026 Amd 12/2014 Female Genital Mutilation Enhanced Dataset

Standard and a Collection

01/04/2015

SCCI2026 Amd 12/2014 Information Standards Notice

SCCI2026 Amd 12/2014 documentation

SCCI1538 Amd 13/2014 Chlamydia Testing Activity Dataset (CTAD) Standard and a Collection 17/12/2014

SCCI1538 Amd 13/2014 Information Standards Notice

SCCI1538 Amd 13/2014 Documentation

ISB 1553 Read Clinical Terms Version 2 Standard (Deprecation) 17/12/2014 ISB 1553 Deprecation Notice
ISB 1552 Read Clinical Terms Version 3 Standard (Deprecation) 17/12/2014 ISB 1552 Deprecation Notice
ISB 1606 Amd 12/2013 Trauma Audit and Research Network Standard Dataset Standard and a Collection 03/10/2014

ISB 1606 Amd 12/2013 Information Standards Notice

ISB 1606 Amd 12/2013 Documentation

ISB 1594 Amd 31/2012 Information Sharing to Tackle Violence (ISTV) Standard 19/09/2014

ISB 1594 Amd 31/2012 Information Standards Notice

ISB 1594 Amd 31/2012 Documentation

ISB 1555 Amd 3/2014 Birth Notifications (formerly NHS Number for Babies) Standard 11/07/2014

ISB 1555 Amd 3/2014 Information Standards Notice

ISB 1555 Amd 3/2014 Documentation

A number of the 'Documentation' links for ISB standards will direct you to the ISB website. Although this website has been transferred to The National Archives (TNA) the links are are still correct. 

Information about previous releases of standards, or about ISNs which have been published since April 2014 but are now superseded or retired, is available on request from standards.assurance@nhs.net 


Data Set Change Notices (DSCNs)

ISNs replaced Data Set Change Notices (DSCNs) in April 2010 but a number of DSCNs are still live.

Review the list of current and withdrawn DSCNs.


Further information

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Last edited: 6 January 2022 10:12 am