NHS Connecting for Health ceased to exist on 31st March 2013. This website is therefore not being updated. For up to date information about systems and services visit the Health and Social Care Information Centre website at www.hscic.gov.uk/systems

You are here: Home Services & Applications Data Standards NHS Classifications Service Standards and Audit

Standards and Audit

High-quality coded clinical data is essential when developing reliable and effective statistical analysis. Above all, data must be accurate, consistent and comparable across time and between sources.

In the NHS, the national NHS Classifications Service is responsible for the development and/or maintenance and implementation of the clinical classifications and the associated standards in support of this objective:

By implementing our national standards the NHS applies consistent data standards across the NHS.

As part of our national remit to ensure consistent application of the standards we provide the following resources to the NHS to ensure accurate data quality: