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Use this directory to find nationally recognised data standards for use in health and adult social care.
- eMED3 fit notes in Secondary Care
This standard allows fit notes to be issued electronically by a range of healthcare professionals in secondary care. Legislative changes mean that there will no longer be a requirement to sign the eMED3 form in ink.
Date added: 24 Jan 2024
- Adult Social Care Client Level Data Set
This standard and collection aims to enable person-centred, sustainable innovation for adult social care by specifying a client level, core data set to enable the capture of adult social care activity across England.
Date added: 5 Dec 2023
- Reasonable Adjustment Digital Flag
NHS England has built the Reasonable Adjustment Digital Flag in the NHS Spine to enable health and care professionals to record, share and view details of Reasonable Adjustments across the NHS, wherever the person is treated. The flag indicates that Reasonable Adjustments are required for an individual and optionally includes details of their significant impairments, underlying conditions and key adjustments that should be considered.
Date added: 5 Oct 2023
- NHS Booking and Referral Standard
An interoperability standard between patient record systems that enables booking and referral information to be sent between NHS healthcare system providers quickly, safely and in a format that is useful to clinicians.
Date added: 16 May 2023
- Diabetes Record Information Standard
The Diabetes Record Information Standard defines the information needed to support a person’s diabetes management and care. This incorporates data which could be recorded by health and care professionals, or the person themselves, for the purpose of sharing between different care providers. The sub-set, the Diabetes Self-Management Information Standard, is included.
Date added: 28 Apr 2023
- Social Prescribing Information Standard
An Information Standard to enable social prescribing support provision to be recorded, amended and maintained collaboratively between patients, link workers and health and care professionals.
Date added: 6 Mar 2023
- Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMDN)
The Global Medical Device Nomenclature (GMDN) provides a generic system to identify medical device products used to diagnose, monitor, treat and prevent disease or injury.
Date added: 28 Feb 2023
- Cervical Screening - EDIFACT
Send cervical screening test results from the screening system to GP practices using the Electronic Data Interchange for Administration, Commerce and Transport (EDIFACT) standard.
Date added: 10 Dec 2022
- Wound Care Information Standard
Gives a framework for clinicians to record the clinical assessment, observations and treatments given, based on professional guidance, the relevant NICE guideline, evidence review, and extensive consultation with health professionals, people, and carers.
Date added: 1 Nov 2022
- Ambulance Data Set
A national data set, combining data from Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) and Electronic Patient Record (EPR) systems to follow and understand patient journeys from the ambulance service into other urgent and emergency healthcare settings.
Date added: 8 Sep 2022