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DCB Notification


Dear subscriber

Please see below for details of our latest publication activity

Information standards

DCB0011 Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS), Version 4.0 

The Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS) is a national data set, covering mental health and learning disabilities.

Version 4.0 of the MHSDS includes changes relating to new government policy initiatives, resolution of issues within the current data collection, and inclusion of other key stakeholder requirements.

Applies to:
  • NHS Mental Health Trusts

  • NHS Learning Disabilities Trusts

  • NHS Acute Trusts

  • NHS Care Trusts

  • Independent sector providers offering a service model that includes NHS funded patients

  • Any qualified provider offering specialist secondary mental health, learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorder services

  • Community providers of mental health, learning disabilities or autism spectrum disorder services for children.

The Information Standards Notice (ISN) provides an overview of the standard:

DCB1067 National Workforce Data Set, Version 3.0

The National Workforce Data Set (NWD) is a reference data standard comprising standardised definitions to facilitate the capture of nationally consistent information relating to the NHS and wider healthcare workforce. 

Version 3.0 of the NWD introduces:

  • changes across the existing elements of Job Role, Occupation Code, Area of Work and Professional Registration Body

  • values to capture information related to the sexual orientation of the workforce in line with DCB2094 Sexual Orientation Monitoring.

Applies to:

  • NHS organisations

  • Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC)

  • NHS England

  • Health Education England

  • Other Arm’s Length Bodies of the DHSC

  • Other providers of NHS funded care including Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Social Enterprises and other Third Sector organisations.

It may also be used in Local Authorities and Social Care organisations where applicable.

The Information Standards Notice (ISN) provides an overview of the standard:

Updates

Assurance activity

The Data Coordination Board (DCB) meets on a monthly basis to review and approve the assurance of information standards and data collections and you can view items under assurance, by upcoming DCB meeting date, on our DCB activity page.  

Kind regards,
Data Standards Assurance Service
NHS Digital