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Future standards

Check standards being developed or proposed as future requirements in England.

Stay up to date with standards and APIs that are being proposed or drafted by standard development bodies.

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Explore contacts and resources for teams building or buying technology in England.

Standards Directory team You can contact the team who manage the Standards Directory by emailing Standard development bodies The Data Alliance...

Published standards

Explore listings for information standards, services and APIs used in health and social care technology.

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About this service

An overview of what the standards directory does, who it’s for and what is covered

What this service does The directory is a source of recognised standards used by technologies in health and adult social care to exchange data in England. It is a signposting service...

About standards

Get an introduction to data standards in health and adult social care.

What we mean by standards This service contains data standards, which we group into 4 categories: record standards define what information to collect and how to format it, for example...