Find standards to record, handle and exchange data in England
Use this directory to find nationally recognised data standards for use in health and adult social care.
Browse by care setting
Including discharges, referrals, dosing and screening.
GP and Primary Care
Including referrals, diagnostics, and treatments.
Including referrals, end of life and personalised care.
Browse by topic
Including appointment bookings and clinical referrals.
Access to records
Including retrieving structured information from care records.
Including immunisations and adverse reactions.
Browse by type
Technical standards and specifications
Including FHIR and HL7 standards for interoperability and APIs.
Including formatting standards for clinical and care records.
Data definitions and terminologies
Including dictionaries for medicines, devices and data.
Check standards being developed or proposed as future requirements in England.
Get an introduction to standards and interoperability in health and adult social care.
Help and resources
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