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Information Standards

Information standards for health and care organisations to follow, so that data can be shared and compared across the sector.

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'.

Using information standards means that data can be understood across the sector, and used for planning and monitoring as well as for good patient care. The Data Coordination Board (DCB) 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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