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NHS Continuing Healthcare Patient-Level Data Set

An information standard which sets out the rules for an end to end, patient level data set that captures data relating to patient details, NHS CHC eligibility, activity, reviews and care packages.

About this standard

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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
  • 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

  • Reference data
Care setting
  • Patient

Dependencies and related standards


No known dependencies

Related standards
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  • DCB0129 Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Manufacture of Health IT Systems
  • DCB0160 Clinical Risk Management: its Application in the Deployment and Use of Health IT Systems
  • DCB3058 Compliance with National Data Opt-outs
  • DCB1605 Accessible Information
  • DCB2117 NHS Continuing Healthcare Data Set

Assurance and endorsements

Reference code for standards issued as requirements in England
Quality assurance

This standard has been approved by the Data Coordination Board (legacy) and published as an information standard notice (ISN).

Not applicable

Page last updated: 09 October 2023