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Standards and Collections

Information standards

We publish information standards on behalf of the Secretary of State and/ or NHS England under section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. For an information standard we publish the following documents on this website:

  • Requirements Specification
  • Implementation Guidance
  • Change Specification (as appropriate)
  • Information Standards Notice (ISN). 

The documentation can be tracked via the ISN table, or if you know the SCCI number you can use this URL format to take you directly to the document page:


We publish collections on behalf of SCCI. There are different document requirements for collections, with some only having an ISN published. The ISN table indicates what has been published for each collection.

Finding standards and collections

We have produced a SCCI Directory of standards and collections (external link), this contains:

  • Standardisation Committee for Care Information (SCCI) Information Standards and Collections (including Extractions) (ISCE), including work in progress, accepted and withdrawn items (from April 2014)
  • Information Standards Board (ISB) standards, including approved and withdrawn standards (between April 2010 and March 2014)
  • Data Set Change Notices (DSCNs) issued by ISB and it's predecessor, the Committee for Regulating Information Requirements (CRIR) (up to March 2010).

Recent publication activity can also be found on our Publication pages.

If you can't find the material you need, or would like to join our mailing list to be notified of new ISNs, please contact the SCCI Publication and Knowledge Management team at

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