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Community Information Data Set (CIDS)

About this information standard

This release introduces a change to the information standard ISB 1510, formerly approved by the Information Standards Board (ISB).

CIDS is a patient level, output based, secondary uses data set which will deliver robust, comprehensive, nationally consistent and comparable person-based information on patients who are in contact with Community Services. As a secondary uses data set it intends to re-use clinical and operational data for purposes other than direct patient care. It defines the data items, definitions and associated value sets to be extracted or derived from local systems.

CIDS is closely aligned with SCCI1069 Children and Young People's Health Services (CYPHS) data set, which is intended to collect the same information from Community Services but only for patients aged 0 up until their nineteenth birthday.

Please note that CIDS is an existing standard and remains for local data collection and data extraction only. The central flow of adult community data will be the subject of a future ISN; the intention is for the CYPHS data set and CIDS to be combined to reduce the burden on care providers and system suppliers of collecting two separate data sets.

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 Specification and Implementation Documents provide further detail for those who have to implement the information standard.

Current release

Release date19/08/2015
Release numberAmd 2/2015
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