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".
Care organisations need to follow them, or have a good defence for why not. The Standardisation Committee for Care Information (SCCI) assures the quality of information standards. Visit the full list of current information standards and collections.
National standards for recording and categorising information to support care delivery, statistical analysis, research and the reimbursement of health and care providers.
The NHS Data Model and Dictionary develops, maintains and supports NHS data standards.
The development, assurance and approval of information standards, data collections and data extractions (ISCE).
The design of common methods to use healthcare IT systems relies on standards and guidance.