Demographics Batch Service
Demographics Batch ServiceAn IT service in the UK under NHS Connecting for Health replacing the NHS Strategic Tracing Service (NSTS) batch trace.
The DBS was to have facilitated access to the Personal Demographics Service (PDS) for all NHS trusts that are not already linked to the PDS. The DBS was to enable users to submit and receive a file containing relevant patient records electronically using dedicated client software. The patient records in the file would then have been matched against the PDS and returned to the user.
The DBS was to be part of an upgrade to the Spine, and eventually be replaced by local service-provider systems that are fully integrated with the Personal Demographics Service. The DBS was to be delivered as part of the NHS Care Records Service Summary Care Record Programme (Demographics).