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Commissioning Data Sets: Emergency Care Data Set

About this information standard

This change to the Commissioning Data Sets (ISB 0092) introduces a new CDS Type for Accident and Emergency (A&E) services - Type 011 Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) to enable:

  • the capture of more information, leading to a better understanding of
    • the complexity and acuity of attending patients
    • the causes of rising demand
    • the value added by emergency departments
    • more effective and efficient resource deployment
  • the capture of better diagnostic data to ensure an enhanced understanding of need, activity and outcomes
  • consistent monitoring of data across local and national initiatives
  • support for injury surveillance.

Note that Type 011 introduces a move towards submission of data on a weekly and daily basis. A&E providers, categorised as either Type1 or Type 2, are required to submit data on at least a weekly basis by October 2017, progressing to daily submission by April 2018. Providers, categorised as either Type 3 or Type 4, are required to submit data on a daily basis from October 2018.

This information standard is published under section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. An Information Standards Notice (see below) provides an overview of scope and implementation timescales, and the other listed documents provide further detail for those who have to implement the information standard.

Current release

Release date19/04/2017
Release numberAmd 17/2015
Release titleVersion 6.2.1: Addition of Type 011: Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS)
Key documents
Supporting documents
Further information
More information can be found on the ECDS pages of the NHS Digital website
NoteISB 0092 is the overarching information standard for the Commissioning Data Sets, refer to this for submission of existing CDS Types
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