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Health sector national minimum data sets

National Minimum Data Sets downloadable documents (last updated 24/02/2021)

Listed below are the National Minimum Data Sets (NMDS) in the health sector. These links will take you to the data sets where they can be download as Word or PDF documents.


METeOR allows you to download items in PDF or Microsoft Word 2003 and above. Click into the NMDS, and then click on the link in the top right corner of the page for the format you wish to download. Some metadata items have the option to open/save in long form (includes information for this NMDS and Data Elements contained within the NMDS), or in short form (includes information for this NMDS only).

Large File Warning

Some NMDSs are large documents of over 2 MB and may take a few minutes to download, or may exceed the capacity of some systems if downloaded.

Name of NMDS and link to onscreen view and Implementation date(s)

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