The Data Standards Team aims to support the improvement of information quality in and about the NHS in Wales. The team is responsible for the development of a range of data standards, this includes the preparation and publication of Change Notices.
There are three different types of Change Notices which are published by the Data Standards Team, these include:
To find out more about each of these standards, please see the summaries below. For a more detailed description, please follow the links to the separate Change Notice pages.
Data Standard Change Notice (DSCN)
Analysis Methods Notices (AMN)
An Analysis Method Notice (AMN) is a communication of a new or changed analysis method to NHS and partner organisations and system suppliers. These formally document the methods for undertaking national analyses of NHS Wales healthcare data and the calculation of national indicators and performance measures.
Analysis Methods are developed and / or agreed by the Analysis Methodologies Group and accredited by the Welsh Information Standards Board.
To automatically receive copies of future DSCNs and DDCNs, please email us to subscribe to the NHS Wales DSCN Distribution List. Once subscribed we will notify you of new standards, changes to existing standards and other related information.
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