CDS Translation Service

Improve data quality and save time

Use EMIS Health’s translation service to send commissioning data sets (CDS) to the secondary uses service (SUS), meeting national standards and saving time.

  • Secondary care

CDS Translation Service

Features and benefits

  • Submit all CDS data types.
  • Translate messages to national standard message format.
  • Thorough testing of translation route and submission.
  • Automate data quality reports.
  • CDS error locator quickly identifies errors.
  • Low cost annual service fee.
  • Reduce messaging errors.
  • Expert advice and support.
  • Save staff time – no need to maintain an in-house solution.
  • Peace of mind your submissions will be made on time.  

Over 100 NHS Trusts and private organisations use EMIS Health’s commissioning data set (CDS) translation service to meet their CDS messaging needs.

As the company who played a key role in the conception and delivery of the service, we are the UK’s largest and most experienced NHS-certified CDS messaging solution provider.

We can manage the translation and submission of your CDS messages on your behalf, saving your staff valuable time and greatly reducing likelihood of errors and late submissions.

As the first provider to be accredited with CDS v6.2 submission to SUS (secondary uses service), you can be assured that your messages are in the hands of the leading Messaging solution provider.


"It was clear that we were dealing with an efficient, professional company who had great experience"

Mark Simms, deputy information manager, Wirral University Teaching Hospital Foundation Trust

Translating commissioning data sets


We’ve been committed to interoperability for over 25 years. We believe that connecting patient information across healthcare settings enables better care, which is why our solutions are developed with interoperability in mind.

Through our Partner Programme, we also work with over 40 different companies, so that you can choose from a wide range of additional products that seamlessly exchange data with our products. 

Find out more about interoperability