About this information standard
ISTV comprises a small de-identified dataset collected by Accident and Emergency (A&E) departments and shared with local Community Safety Partnerships (CSP) on a monthly basis. The data covers all A&E attendances resulting from violent incidents, including:
- time and date of the incident
- time and date of arrival in A&E
- specific location of the incident
- primary means of assault (i.e. weapon or body part used).
The standard (ISB 1594 Amd 30/2012) was approved and published by the Information Standards Board (ISB) in September 2014.
A Corrigendum, below, notes the closure of the ISTV Programme Board and the transfer of sponsorship from the Department of Health to NHS England. It will be incorporated in the next release of this information standard.
The ISB-approved standard specification and implementation guidance on the ISB website (link below) remain in force and should be used as the starting point for implementation and use of the Information Sharing to Tackle Violence Minimum Dataset.