Skip to main content
BETA This is a new service. Your feedbackopens in a new window will help us improve it.

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.

About this standard

NHS England
Show definitions of statuses

Active standards are stable, maintained and have been assured or endorsed for use by qualified bodies.

Standards in development are APIs or API standards in alpha or beta, meaning they are available for use but are still in progress and may change.

Deprecated standards are older versions of a standard which are being phased out.

Retired standards are not being maintained and should not be used.

Standard type
  • Record standards
Show definitions of standard types

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.

Contact details

Link to standard

View documentation for this standardopens in a new tab
(opens in new tab)

Topics and care settings

  • Key care information
Care setting
  • Community health
  • Dentistry
  • Hospital
  • Maternity
  • Mental health
  • Patient
  • GP / Primary care
  • Social care
  • Urgent and Emergency Care

Dependencies and related standards

Related standards

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).


The Diabetes Standards are endorsed by the following organisations:

  • Association of British Clinical Diabetologists
  • Association of British HealthTech Industries
  • British Dietetic Association
  • British Psychological Society
  • College of Podiatry
  • Diabetes UK
  • Homecare Association
  • Patient Information Forum
  • Queen’s Nursing Institute
  • Royal College of Emergency Medicine
  • Royal College of General Practitioners
  • Royal College of Nursing
  • Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • Royal Pharmaceutical Society
  • UK Kidney Association

Page last updated: 14 May 2023