Comments are invited on the National Minimum Standards for Assessment. This compendium sets out the national minimum information standards for all adults, covering Assessment, Shared Care and Support Plans and Review. It also includes national minimum information standards for the identification of needs and support for Carers (‘Carers Assessment’). It builds on and supersedes the National Minimum Information Standards for Single Shared Assessment issued in August 2006 (CCD3/2006). There are two distinct types of standards used throughout the document: information standards which describe the subject matter that must be included without specifying exactly how it should be done or recorded, and data standards which specify the content at a more prescriptive level and include details on format and codes to be used for each of these standards.