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Use this directory to find nationally recognised data standards for use in health and adult social care.


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  • Secondary Care Electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration Data Collection

    Aims to capture patient level data from electronic Prescribing and Medicines Administration (ePMA) systems for medicines prescribed and administered to patients in NHS secondary care settings.

    Status: Active

    Date added: 18 Jun 2024

  • Sensitive Data

    Removal of patient-identifiable data within the Commissioning Minimum Data Sets (CMDS) and Commissioning Data Set (CDS) for specified diseases and operations.

    Status: Deprecated

    Date added: 17 Apr 2024

  • 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.

    Status: Active

    Date added: 24 Jan 2024

  • 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.

    Status: Active

    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.

    Status: Active

    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.

    Status: Active

    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.

    Status: Active

    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.

    Status: Active

    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.

    Status: Active

    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.

    Status: Active

    Date added: 1 Nov 2022