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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.

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NHS England
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Standard type
  • Information codes of practice
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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

Care setting
  • Hospital
  • Mental health
  • Pharmacy

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Reference code for standards issued as requirements in England
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Page last updated: 24 January 2024