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DCB Notification

Dear subscriber

Please see below for details of our latest publication activity

Information standards

DCB0092-2062 Commissioning Data Sets: Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS)

A corrigendum has been published to provide notice of corrections to both versions 6.2.1 and 6.2.2 of the Emergency Care Data Set. 

The corrections relate to:

in version 6.2.2: Postcode of Usual Address
in version 6.2.1: Overseas Visitor Charging Category.

In addition, minor typographical corrections have been made to the published Technical Output Specification for 6.2.2. 

The corrigendum, corrected Technical Output Specification and supporting NHS Data Model and Dictionary Change Requests are published on our ECDS web page, together with the links to the revised XML schema packs for both version 6.2.2 and version 6.2.1.

You can contact the developers should you have any questions about this
corrigendum, or other ECDS issues, by emailing: dataset.development@nhs.net

Data Collections

Recently assured data collections and extractions

A number of data collections and extractions have recently been assured and awarded Assurance Certificates and our Assurance Certificates Register has been updated to reflect this. 

The Register allows you to see if an information standard or collection has been through our assurance process and provides an indication of your requirement to implement an information standard or participate in a collection. 

More information about Assurance Certificates, including the Register of issued certificates, is available on our Assurance Certificates web page.


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