The National Specialist Palliative Care Data Definition Standard is intended to ensure that minimum agreed specialist palliative care data is collected and stored in a consistent manner wherever it is collected and stored. The Standard encompasses and defines essential elements of service delivery.
The associated business process document provides context for the data definition standard and describes the business processes involved in the collection and storage of palliative care data.
This standard defines the elements of palliative data that will be collected, stored and exchanged, providing an overview of each grouping of data items.
In June 2013, the status of these standards was changed from ‘interim’ to ‘full’.