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Information Standards

Information Standards

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.

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Terminology and Classifications

National standards for recording and categorising information to support care delivery, statistical analysis, research and the reimbursement of health and care providers.

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NHS Data Model and Dictionary Service

The NHS Data Model and Dictionary develops, maintains and supports NHS data standards.

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Information Standards and Collections

The development, assurance and approval of information standards, data collections and data extractions (ISCE).

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Common User Interface (CUI)

The design of common methods to use healthcare IT systems relies on standards and guidance.

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