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Assessment, Discharge and Withdrawal Notices between Hospitals and Social Services

About this information standard

This information standard defines a set of Assessment, Discharge and Withdrawal (ADW) Notices to support compliance with the Care Act 2014. These Notices are to be used to support the discharge of hospital patients that are considered to have social care needs.

The initial standard was published in June 2016. An updated release (Amd 70/2016, November 2016) introduces changes to, and corrections of, a number of data items and notes the removal of technical implementation options from the standard documents. Full details of the changes can be found in the Information Standards Notice (see below).

This information standard is published under section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The Information Standards Notice 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 date02/11/2016
Release numberAmd 70/2016
Release titleVersion 2.0
Key documents
Further information

Technical guidance is available on the

 NHS Health Developer Network

Initial Release

Release date22/06/2016
Release numberAmd 29/2015
Release titleInitial Standard
Key documents
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