The Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) is the new national data set for urgent and emergency care. ECDS is implemented in consultant-led 24hr (Type 1) Emergency Departments and specialist (Type 2) Emergency Departments from October 2017. ECDS is being implemented in Minor Injury Units/ Urgent Care Centres and Walk-in Centres (Types 3 & 4 respectively) Emergency Departments by October 2018.
The ECDS covers "Reason for Attendance", "Chief complaint", " Acuity" and "Diagnosis". The set is specified and collected in SNOMED CT form. Further details can be found in the attachment.