Information Sharing to Tackle Violence Minimum Data Set Overview

The purpose of the Information Sharing to Tackle Violence Minimum Data Set is to enable the collection of anonymised information on those PATIENTS presenting at  Accident and Emergency Departments for treatment as a result of a violent assault.  This information is to be shared with Community Safety Partnerships (formerly known as Crime and Disorder Reduction Partnerships in England) to reduce community violence.

The requirement for ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TYPE '01' to collect the Information Sharing to Tackle Violence Minimum Data Set is considered mandatory.

The requirement for ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT TYPE '02', '03' and '04' to collect the Information Sharing to Tackle Violence Minimum Data Set is considered optional.

The frequency of reporting the Information Sharing to Tackle Violence Minimum Data Set should be determined locally, but must be at least monthly.

Submission Information:

The Information Sharing to Tackle Violence Minimum Data Set is submitted to a Community Safety Partnership using the Information Sharing to Tackle Violence XML Schema.

The XML Schema and Release Notes are available as a downloadable zip file from Technology Reference Data Update Distribution (TRUD) at: NHS Data Model and Dictionary: DD XML Schemas.

Contact the Community Safety Partnership before submitting using the XML Schema.