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DCB Notification

Dear subscriber

Please see below for details of our latest publication activity

Information Standards

The Data Coordination Board has approved a change to the following information standards for publication under section 250 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012.

DCB1067 National Workforce Data set, Version 2.9 

Applies to:

  • NHS organisations
  • Department of Health (DH)
  • NHS England
  • Health Education England
  • Other Arm’s Length Bodies of the DH
  • Other providers of NHS funded care including Independent Sector Health Care Providers, Social Enterprises and other Third Sector organisations.

It may also be applied in Local Authorities and Social Care organisations where applicable.

The Information Standards Notice (ISN) provides an overview of the standard:

DCB1582 Electronic Yellow Card Reporting 

Applies to - General Practices MUST follow this standard. Other NHS providers, for example:

  • acute trusts
  • community trusts
  • pharmacies

MAY follow this standard.

The Information Standards Notice (ISN) provides an overview of the standard:

DCB1521 Cancer Outcomes and Services Data set

DCB1521 Amd 74/2016 was published on 28 September 2017.

Since then the need for a minor correction to the Data Set has been identified. A summary is provided in the Corrigendum, available below.


As part of ongoing changes to NHS Digital web content, our Directory of Standards and Collections has moved to the NHS Digital website: http://content.digital.nhs.uk/isce/publication/standards

As part of this change, our publication pages have been updated to link to where our information is now published. Please note that the location for the publication of Information Standards Notices has not changed: http://www.content.digital.nhs.uk/isce/publication/isn

We will be making further changes to our web content, which includes moving to a new, user friendly web site to make our information more accessible for users, in early 2018. We will keep you informed about all the changes through these Notifications.

If you have any feedback on the changes to the Directory please let us know at standards.assurance@nhs.net