XML Standards Introduction

Enhancements have been made to the NHS Data Dictionary to allow the publication of XML schemas, once they have received ISB approval. XML schemas are currently in various stages of development and a summary of the position for some of these developments is shown below:

CDS - initial XML schemas have been passed to BT to replace the EDIFACT message, when the initial phase of the Secondary User Service (SUS) goes live.

Cancer Registries - Results from the pilot of the collection of Cancer Registry data using XML is to be reviewed. The initial pilot schemas will be replaced with HL7 developed schemas before a full roll out.

This page will be updated with the latest project news when the NHS Data Dictionary is next updated. Please keep checking the Data and Information Standards Programme Website, for news on the next release of the NHS Data Dictionary.