CDS V6-2 Type 021- Future Outpatient Commissioning Data Set Overview


The CDS V6-2 Type 021 - Future Outpatient Commissioning Data Set carries the data for a Future Outpatient Attendance or a future cancelled APPOINTMENT.

This CDS Type was not approved by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care and submissions to support local activities and commissioning will be supported for piloting purposes only.

It covers all NHS and private Outpatient ACTIVITY taking place in any:

under the care of a CONSULTANT, MIDWIFE or NURSE, where an appropriate MAIN SPECIALTY CODE and TREATMENT FUNCTION CODE exists.  

ACTIVITY taking place under the care of Allied Health Professionals, other Biomedical Scientists and Clinical Scientists may also be carried (where an appropriate MAIN SPECIALTY CODE and TREATMENT FUNCTION CODE exists) if required although this is not a Commissioning Data Set Mandated Data Flow.

This CDS Type must not be used for "Outpatients" - for this the CDS V6-2 Type 020 - Outpatient Commissioning Data Set must be used.

To access more detailed information on the Commissioning Data Sets, see the Commissioning Data Sets Introduction.


See Commissioning Data Set Notation for an explanation of Group Status and Group Repeats.

Business Rules

See Commissioning Data Set Business Rules for an explanation of the business and/or processing rules which apply to individual Data Elements.

XML Schema

For guidance on the XML Schema constraints, see the Commissioning Data Set Version 6-2 XML Schema Constraints.

For guidance on downloading the XML Schema, see XML Schema TRUD Download.