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Emergency Care Data Set

Type 011: Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) is the Commissioning Data Set (CDS) Type for emergency care services.

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  • Data definitions and terminologies
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Record standards define what information to collect and how to format it, for example when registering a new patient.

Data definitions and terminologies define the format of individual data items so they can be consistently represented, for example dates or medication names. Reference sets and controlled lists are also included.

Technical standards and specifications specify how to make information available technically including how the data is structured and transported.

Information codes of practice are legal or best practice guidelines on how information should be handled.

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Topics and care settings

  • Appointment / scheduling
  • Reference data
Care setting
  • Hospital
  • Urgent and Emergency Care

Dependencies and related standards

Information unavailable
Related standards
  • ISB 0092 CDS Type 6.2
  • DCB1605 Accessible Information
  • ISB 0149 NHS Number
  • ISB 0149-02 NHS Number for Secondary Care
  • ISB 1594 Information Sharing to Tackle Violence (ISTV)
  • ISB 1606 Trauma Audit and Research Network (TARN)

Assurance and endorsements

Reference code for standards issued as requirements in England
Quality assurance

This standard has been approved by the Data Alliance Partnership Board (DAPB).

Not applicable

Page last updated: 06 March 2023