Standards and collections

An alphabetical list of all current Data Coordination Board (DCB), Standardisation Committee for Care Information (SCCI) and Information Standards Board (ISB) standards and collections.

The list is updated on a monthly basis, following the approval of new items, and changes, by the DCB.

Recent publication activity can also be found on our Publication and notification pages.

Data Set Change Notices (DSCNs) and Information Standards Notices (ISNs) published between 1991 and 31 March 2014 are available to view in an Excel document. Note that where the ISN is still current, it will also be listed in the current standards list below.

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Current standards

For each item you can see:

Reference number:The unique identifier; DCB prefix indicates approved by DCB; ISB prefix indicates approved by ISB; SCCI prefix indicates accepted by SCCI.

Title and Release title:The name of the standard or collection and the name of its current release.

ISCE:This denotes whether the item is an Information Standard or Collection (including Extraction) (ISCE). This can be one of three values:

  1. Standard - refers to an information standard
  2. Standard and a collection - refers to an information standard which incorporates a collection
  3. Collection - refers to a data collection or extraction.

Documentation:Please click on the 'Documentation' link to find out more information about the current release of the item. Note that 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) please be assured that the links are taking you to the most recent documentation. 

 

Reference number Title ISCE Documentation

DCB1605

Accessible Information Standard Documentation

ISB 1588

Accident and Emergency Clinical Quality Indicators Standard Documentation

ISB 0144

Adjusted Referral to Treatment (RTT) Dataset Standard Documentation

SCCI2150

Adult Social Care Deferred Payment Agreements Collection Documentation

SCCI2135

Adult Social Care Finance Return Collection Documentation

ISB 1077

AIDC for Patient Identification Standard Documentation

ISB 0108

AIDC: Automatic Identification and Data Capture Standard Documentation

ISB 1516

Ambulance Electronic Patient Report Standard Documentation

SCCI2141

Annual Automated Vaccine Coverage Collections Collection Documentation

SCCI2223

Annual uses of the Mental Health Act 1983 in English acute trusts Collection Documentation

ISB 1523

Anonymisation Standard for Publishing Health and Social Care Data Standard Documentation

SCCI2075

Assessment, Discharge and Withdrawal Notices between Hospitals and Social Services Standard Documentation

SCCI2007

Assuring Transformation Standard and a Collection Documentation

ISB 1555

Birth Notifications Standard Documentation

ISB 1597

Breast Screening Programme Data Set (KC63 and KC62) Standard Documentation

DCB2196

British Society of Surgery of the Hand (BSSH) Audit Collection Documentation

DCB1521

Cancer Outcomes and Services Data set, Version 8.0 Standard and a Collection Documents

ISB 0085

Cataract Data Set Standard Documentation

SCCI1609

Child Protection Information Sharing Standard Documentation

DCB2195

Childhood Influenza Vaccination Programme - Primary School Age Children Collection Documentation

ISB 0146

Childhood Measurement Central Return Standard and a Collection Documentation

SCCI2185

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

SCCI1538

Chlamydia Testing Activity Dataset Standard and a Collection Documentation

SCCI0160

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

SCCI0129

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

ISB0092

Commissioning Data Sets (CDS) Standard and a Collection Documentation

SCCI0092-2062

Commissioning Data Sets (CDS) Version 6.2: Addition of Type 011: Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) Standard and a Collection Documentation

ISB 1500

Common User Interface - Address Input and Display Standard Documentation

ISB 1502

Common User Interface - Date and Time Input Standard Documentation

ISB 1503

Common User Interface - Date Display Standard Documentation

ISB 1504

Common User Interface - NHS Number Input and Display Standard Documentation

ISB 1505

Common User Interface - Patient Banner Standard Documentation

ISB 1506

Common User Interface - Patient Name Input and Display Standard Documentation

ISB 1507

Common User Interface - Sex and Current Gender Input and Display Standard Documentation

ISB 1508

Common User Interface - Telephone Number Input and Display Standard Documentation

ISB 1501

Common User Interface - Time Display Standard Documentation

DCB3001

Community Pharmacy Workforce survey Collection Documentation

SCCI1069

Community Services Data Set Standard and a Collection Documentation

SCCI2221

Conflict of Interest Indicator Collection Documentation

DCB0089

Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER) Return Standard and a Collection Documentation

SCCI2149

CQC Post-inspection Provider Survey Collection Documentation

SCCI2151

CQC Post-registration Provider Survey Collection

Documentation

SCCI2239

CQUIN 2017-19 Consolidated Data Collection Collection Documentation

ISB 0153

Critical Care Minimum Data Set Standard and a Collection Documentation

SCCI2108

Database for the National Latent Tuberculosis Screening Programme in New Migrants from High-incidence Countries Collection

Documentation

DCB0086 Data Security and Protection Toolkit Standard DCB0086: Data Security and Protection Toolkit Version 1.0

SCCI2101

Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS), under the Mental Capacity Act 2005, Data Collection Collection Documentation

ISB 0110

Diabetes Audit Data Set Standard Documentation

ISB 0073

Diabetic Retinopathy Screening Data Set Standard Documentation

SCCI1577

Diagnostic Imaging Data Set Standard Documentation

ISB 0103

Diagnostics Waiting Times and Activity Data Collection Standard Documentation

SCCI0052

Dictionary of Medicines and Devices (dm+d) Standard Documentation

ISB 1556

Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) Standard Documentation

SCCI2099

Digital Maturity dataset Collection Documentation

ISB 0127

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

SCCI2127

Early Intervention in Psychosis RTT Collection Documentation

ISB 1557

EDIFACT Pathology Messaging Standard Documentation

DCB1582

Electronic Yellow Card Reporting, Version 3.0 Standard Documentation

SCCI2118

eMED3 (fit notes) Collection Documentation

ISB 1607

Emergency Care Weekly Situation Report Standard Documentation

SCCI2026

Female Genital Mutilation Enhanced Dataset Standard and a Collection Documentation

SCCI2112

FGM Risk Indication System (FGM RIS) - Local System Integration Standard Documentation

SCCI2035

Genetic Testing Rates Collection Documentation

ISB 0139

Genitourinary Medicine Clinic Activity Dataset Standard and a Collection Documentation

DCB2236

GP Workload Tool Collection Documentation

SCCI2090-2190

GPES: Alcohol Related Risk Reduction Scheme Extraction Documentation

SCCI2090-2206

GPES: Childhood Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme Extraction Documentation

DCB2090-2058

GPES: Dementia Data Extraction Documentation

DCB2090-3010

GPES: General Medical Services (GMS) / Personal Medical Services (PMS) Core Contract Data Extraction Documentation

SCCI2090-2175

GPES: General Practice to Diabetic Retinopathy Screening (GP2DRS) Extraction Documentation

DCB2090-2232

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

SCCI2090-2191

GPES: Learning disabilities health check scheme Extraction Documentation

SCCI2090-2171

GPES: Learning Disabilities Observatory Extraction Documentation

SCCI2090-2133

GPES: Meningococcal ACWY Vaccination Programme Extraction Documentation

SCCI2090-2187

GPES: Meningococcal B Vaccination Programme Extraction Documentation

DCB2090-2222

GPES: NHS Health Checks Extraction Documentation

SCCI2090-2180

GPES: Pertussis in pregnant women vaccination programme Extraction Documentation

SCCI2090-2181

GPES: Pneumococcal polysaccharide vaccination programme Extraction Documentation

SCCI2090-2183

GPES: Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) Extraction Documentation

SCCI2090-2182

GPES: Rotavirus (routine childhood immunisation) Vaccination Programme Extraction Documentation

SCCI2090-2207

GPES: Seasonal Influenza Vaccination Programme Extraction Documentation

SCCI2090-2208

GPES: Shingles (catch up aged 78) Vaccination Programme Extraction Documentation

SCCI2090-2209

GPES: Shingles (routine aged 70) Vaccination Programme Extraction Documentation

ISB 1558

HA/GP Links Standard Documentation

DCB0090

Health and Social Care Organisation Reference Data Standard Documentation

ISB 0070

Healthcare Resource Groups (HRG) Standard Documentation

SCCI2178

Hepatitis B (new born) Babies Vaccination Programme (CQRS) Extraction Documentation

SCCI1570

HIV and AIDs Reporting System (HARS) Standard and a Collection Documentation

SCCI2125

Hospital and Community Health Services Written Complaints Collection (KO41a) Collection Documentation

SCCI2176

HPV Booster Vaccination Programme (CQRS) Extraction Documentation

SCCI0133

Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) Vaccine Uptake Collection Documentation

ISB 1520

Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set Standard Documentation

ISB 1512

Information Governance Standards Framework Standard Documentation

ISB 1594

Information Sharing to Tackle Violence Standard Documentation

DCB3006

Innovation and Technology Tariff Minimum Data Set Standard and a Collection Documentation

ISB 0148

Interim Clinical Imaging Procedure Codes Standard Documentation

SCCI0021

International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Related Health Problems (ICD-10) Standard and a Collection Documentation

ISB 0112

Inter-Provider Transfer Administrative Minimum Data Set Standard Documentation

ISB 0003

KC50: Immunisation Programmes Activity Data Set Standard Documentation

ISB 1576

KH03: Bed Availability and Occupancy Standard Documentation

DCB3014

Learning Disability Transformation Indicators Collection Documentation

ISB 1513

Maternity Services Data Set Standard Documentation

SCCI2179

Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) Vaccination Programme (CQRS) Extraction Documentation

SCCI2177

Meningococcal Booster Vaccination Programme (CQRS) Extraction Documentation

DCB0011

Mental Health Services Data Set, Version 3.0 Standard and a Collection Documentation

ISB 1573

Mixed-Sex Accommodation Standard Documentation

SCCI2140

Monthly automated vaccine coverage collections Collection Documentation

DCB0147

National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set, Version 2.0 Standard and a Collection Documentation

SCCI2235-01

National Diabetes Audit Collection Documentation

SCCI2235-03

National Diabetes Footcare Audit Collection Documentation

ISB 0107

National Drug Treatment Monitoring System Data Set Standard Documentation

SCCI1567

National Joint Registry Data Set Standard and a Collection Documentation

SCCI2143

National Minimum Dataset for Social Care Collection Documentation

SCCI2235-02

National Pregnancy in Diabetes Audit Collection Documentation

ISB 0028

National Specialty List Standard Documentation

DCB1067

National Workforce Data Set, Version 2.9 Standard Documentation

SCCI0075

Neonatal Critical Care Minimum Data Set Standard and a Collection Documentation

ISB 1595

Neonatal Data Set Standard and a Collection Documentation

DCB2228

NHS 111 Minimum Data Set Collection Documentation

ISB 1511

NHS Continuing Health Care and Funded Nursing Care Central Returns Standard Documentation

SCCI2117

NHS Continuing Healthcare Benchmarking Collection Collection Documentation

ISB 1080

NHS Health Check Standard and a Collection Documentation

ISB 0149

NHS Number Standard Documentation

ISB 0149-01

NHS Number for General Practice Standard Documentation

ISB 0149-02

NHS Number for Secondary Care Standard Documentation

SCCI2194

NHS Pharmaceutical Services PHS1 Collection Documentation

DCB0155

NHS Stop Smoking Service Quarterly Monitoring Return Standard Documentation

SCCI2081

NHS Trust Director Details and Vacancies Collection Documentation

SCCI2216

Novel Psychoactive Substances (NPS) Reporting System Pilot Collection Documentation

SCCI0084

OPCS Classification of Interventions and Procedures Standard Documentation

SCCI2213

Out of Area Placements (OAPs) Collection Documentation
DCB3017 Overseas Visitor Charging Category (OVCC) Standard Documentation

SCCI0076

Paediatric Critical Care Minimum Data Set Standard and a Collection Documentation

SCCI1580

Palliative Care Co-ordination: Core Content Standard Documentation

ISB 0099

Patient Identifiers for Identity Bands Standard Documentation

DCB2085

Patient Led Assessments of the Care Environment (PLACE) Collection Documentation

SCCI2090-2144

Patient Objections Management Extraction Documentation

SCCI2225

PCV HIB MenC Vaccination Programme Collection Documentation

DCB2184

Personal Health Budgets Collection Documentation

SCCI2169

Personal Social Services Survey of Adult Carers in England Collection Documentation

SCCI2193

Prevent Training Reports Collection Documentation

SCCI2214

Primary care extended access Collection Documentation

DCB3007

Programme Budgeting Collection Documentation

ISB 0143

Quarterly Monitoring of Cancelled Operations Data Set (QMCO) Standard Documentation

SCCI0111

Radiotherapy Data Set Standard and a Collection Documentation

ISB 1552

Read Clinical Terms Version 3 Standard Documentation

ISB 1553

Read Version 2 Standard Documentation

ISB 0095

Referral to Treatment Waiting Times Standard Documentation

ISB 0066

Renal Data Set Standard Documentation

SCCI2172

Safeguarding Adults Collection (SAC) Collection Documentation

DCB2205

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

DCB2211

Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Uptake in Children (GP Patient) Survey Collection Documentation

DCB1596

Secure Email, Version 2.1 Standard Documentation

ISB 1572

Sensitive Data Standard Documentation

SCCI2173

Seven Day Services Survey Collection Documentation

SCCI1518

Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Dataset Standard and a Collection Documentation

DCB2094

Sexual Orientation Monitoring Standard Documentation

SCCI2161

Short and Long Term Return Collection Documentation

SCCI0034

SNOMED CT Standard Documentation

ISB 0005

Specialised Services National Definitions Set Standard Documentation

DCB0134

Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infections Standard and a Collection Documentation

ISB 1533

Systemic Anti-Cancer Therapy Data Set Standard and a Collection Documentation

DCB3016

Third Next Appointment Data Collection Documentation

ISB 1606

Trauma Audit and Research Network Notification Data Set Standard Documentation

DCB2043

UK Severe Influenza Surveillance System (UKISS) Collection Documentation

ISB 1593

VTE Risk Assessment Data Collection Standard Documentation

SCCI2163

Weekly Diagnostic Activity Collection Collection Documentation

SCCI2097

Wheelchair Commissioning Collection Documentation

SCCI2112: FGM Risk Indication System (FGM RIS) - Local System Integration

The Department of Health has commissioned NHS Digital to implement a national Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Risk Indication System (FGM RIS) as part of the Department's wider FGM Prevention Programme.

SCCI0129: Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Manufacture of Health IT Systems

This standard provides a set of requirements suitably structured to promote and ensure the effective application of clinical risk management.

SCCI1577: Diagnostic Imaging Data Set

The Diagnostic Imaging Data set (DID) is a central collection of detailed information about diagnostic imaging tests carried out on NHS patients, to be extracted and submitted monthly.

SCCI1538: Chlamydia Testing Activity Dataset (CTAD)

This data set aims to enable comprehensive collection of robust data from laboratories on all chlamydia testing carried out in England, in order to estimate population screening coverage rates at local level.

SCCI1518: Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Dataset

The Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Dataset (SRHAD) mandates the collection of contraceptive activity data from sexual and reproductive health services.

SCCI0133: Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Uptake

This mandatory data collection aims to reduce the incidence of cervical cancer in women.

SCCI0075: Neonatal Critical Care Minimum Data Set (version 2)

The primary purpose of the NCCMDS is to allow the operation of the National Tariff Payment System (NTPS) within neonatal critical care.

DCB1521: Cancer Outcomes and Services Data set

Providing the standard for secondary uses information required to support implementation and monitoring of Improving Outcomes: a Strategy for Cancer (IOSC).

SCCI2007: Assuring Transformation

This data collection informs NHS England's monitoring of the progress in moving people with learning disabilities from in-patient to community settings.

DCB0147: National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set

Monitoring pathways of care for cancer patients.

SCCI1570: HIV and AIDS Reporting System (HARS)

The HIV and AIDS Reporting System (HARS) is a data set that underpins national HIV surveillance.

SCCI0084: OPCS Classification of Interventions and Procedures

OPCS-4 is an information standard mandated for use by health care providers. It is used to classify hospital interventions and surgical procedures to support various data collections for operational and secondary uses.

DCB0134: Surveillance of Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI)

This information standard supports the national surveillance programme managed by Public Health England in respect of Healthcare Associated Infections (HCAI).

DCB0086: Data Security and Protection Toolkit Version 1.0

The Data Security and Protection (DSP) Toolkit is an online tool that enables relevant organisations to measure their performance against the data security and information governance requirements mandated by the Department of Health and Social Care.

ISB1561: Diabetes Summary Core Data Set

Retirement of this information standard.

SCCI2033: UK Assisted Reproductive Treatments (ART) Data Set

Information standard under development.

SCCI0076: Paediatric Critical Care Minimum Data Set (version 2)

The primary purpose of the PCCMDS is to allow the operation of the National Tariff Payment System (NTPS) within paediatric critical care.

SCCI1069: Community Services Data Set

This is a change to the Children's and Young People's Health Services (CYPHS) data set (SCCI1069).

SCCI2036: Palliative Care Clinical Data Set

Data set no longer in development.

DCB1596: Secure email

This information standard defines the minimum non-functional requirements for a secure email service.

DCB0011: Mental Health Services Data Set

The Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS) (DCB0011) is a national data set, covering mental health and learning disabilities.

SCCI2035: Genetic Testing Rates

This collection is to obtain information on the access to, and provision of, genetic testing for NHS patients, provided by UK Genetic Testing Network (UKGTN) member laboratories.

SCCI0034: SNOMED CT

SNOMED CT is the information standard for clinical terminology; it is an international standard published by SNOMED International providing a global common language for health terms.

SCCI0052: Dictionary of medicines and devices (dm+d)

This information standard is a dictionary for use in the National Health Service (NHS) of medicines licensed in the United Kingdom.

DCB1582: Electronic Yellow Card Reporting

Collecting reports of suspected adverse drug reactions (ADRs) via the Yellow Card Scheme.

SCCI0021: International Statistical Classification of Diseases and Health Related Problems (ICD-10) 5th Edition

ICD-10 is a comprehensive classification of causes of morbidity and mortality and is published by the World Health Organization (WHO).

SCCI2075: Assessment, Discharge and Withdrawal Notices between Hospitals and Social Services

This information standard defines a set of Assessment, Discharge and Withdrawal (ADW) Notices to support compliance with the Care Act 2014.

SCCI0111: Radiotherapy Data Set

Providers of radiotherapy services to the NHS are required to provide a monthly return on all of the relevant types of radiotherapy exposures delivered.

SCCI2210: De-Identification Data Items

Information standard no longer being developed.

ISB1594: Information Sharing to Tackle Violence Minimum Dataset

A small de-identified dataset collected by Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments and shared with local Community Safety Partnerships (CSP), covering all A&E attendances resulting from violent incidents.

DCB2094: Sexual Orientation Monitoring

DCB2094 Sexual Orientation Monitoring is a new fundamental information standard which monitors the sexual orientation of service users across all data sets.

DCB0090: Health and Social Care Organisation Reference Data

The information standard provides reference data about the Organisations that comprise the health and social care services, including non-direct-care Organisations, primarily in England but also in the other UK-constituent countries.

ISB1523: Anonymisation Standard for Publishing Health and Social Care Data

This process standard for publishing health and social care data provides an agreed and standardised approach to anonymisation.

SCCI2026: Female Genital Mutilation Enhanced Dataset

The FGM Enhanced Dataset requires organisations to record collect and return detailed information about FGM within the patient population, as treated by the NHS in England.

DCB1067: National Workforce Data Set

The National Workforce Data Set (NWD) (DCB1067) is a reference data standard comprising standardised definitions to facilitate the capture of nationally consistent information relating to the NHS and wider healthcare workforce.

ISB0092: Commissioning Data Sets

Commissioning Data Sets are patient level data sets intended to deliver robust, comprehensive, nationally consistent and comparable person-based information on activity to support a variety of secondary use purposes.

ISB 1513: Maternity Services Data Set

The Maternity Services Data Set (MSDS) forms part of an overall Maternity and Children's Data Set (MCDS), designed to help achieve better outcomes of care for mothers, babies and children.

DCB1605: Accessible Information

This information standard aims to make sure that people who have a disability, impairment or sensory loss get appropriate information and communication support from NHS and adult social care services

SCCI0092-2062: Commissioning Data Sets: Emergency Care Data Set

This information standard is published under section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

DCB0155: Stop Smoking Services Quarterly Monitoring Return

Collecting data on local services provided to support people to stop smoking.

GP data collections

Current GPES extractions, which have been assured by either SCCI or the DCB.

SCCI1609: Child Protection - Information Sharing

The Child Protection - Information Sharing (CP-IS) programme is delivering a solution to share a specified data set between children's social care and health unscheduled care settings.

DCB0089: Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER)

The COVER (Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly) surveillance scheme evaluates the childhood immunisation programme in England

SCCI1510: Community Information Data Set

The Community Information Data Set (CIDS) has been replaced by the Community Services Data Set (CSDS).

SCCI1580: Palliative Care Co-ordination: Core Content

This information standard specifies the core content to be held in electronic palliative care co-ordination systems (EPaCCS) and supports NHS England's objective to increase the use of technology to help people manage their health and care.