Help and resources
Data Standards Directory mailbox
You can contact the team who manage the Data Standards Directory by emailing email@example.com.
Standard development bodies
The Data Alliance Partnership Board approves information standards, data collections and extractions for health and adult social care in England.
HL7 UK develops standards for exchanging electronic health information in the UK.
The Professional Record Standards Body develops standards for patient and care records.
FutureNHS is a platform for health and social care professionals to connect.
Digital health networks are where health and social care professionals can support the digital agenda through discussions and events.
The NHS Service Standard and GDS Service Standard are standards for designing and building online services. Point 17 of the NHS Service Standard states that technology must implement standards that support interoperability.
The Technology Code of Practice is a set of criteria to help government build or buy technology.
The Web Content Accessibility Guidelines are a requirement for all public sector websites and apps.
Platforms for buying and selling IT
GP IT Futures Capabilities & Standards is a commercial framework for primary care technology.
Health Systems Support Framework is a commercial framework for non-clinical solutions related to population health management such as advanced analytics and digital infrastructure.
The Digital Social Care Records Dynamic Purchasing System is a commercial framework for solutions that digitise social care records.
Design kits and case studies
The NHS Design System has design patterns and style guides for use in NHS digital services.
The GOV.UK Design System has design patterns and style guides for use in all public sector digital services.
NHS digital playbooks show examples of how care pathways have been improved with technology.