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Data Standards

Consistent data formats and the use of appropriate coding systems is key to effective electronic healthcare in the NHS.

Our aim is to provide appropriate advice and guidance to support the effective use of data standards across the NHS.

UK Terminology Centre

Provides support for SNOMED CT, Read Codes and the Dictionary of Medicines and Devices.

NHS Classifications Service

Delivering classification standards (ICD-10 and OPCS-4), products and guidance.

NHS Data Model and Dictionary

Visit the website of the NHS Data Model and Dictionary for England.

NHS Interoperability Toolkit (ITK)

Committed to a "connect all" rather than a "replace all" strategy.