Change Request
 

NHS Connecting for Health

NHS Data Model and Dictionary Service

Reference: Change Request 1310
Version No:1.0
Subject:Government Data Standards Catalogue Website Link Update
Effective Date:Immediate
Reason for Change:Patch
Publication Date:30 April 2012

Background:

The links to the Government Data Standards Catalogue in the NHS Data Model and Dictionary no longer work as the pages have been moved to the archived section of the Cabinet Office website.

This patch:

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Summary of changes:

Supporting Information
E-GOVERNMENT INTEROPERABILITY FRAMEWORK   Changed Description
GOVERNMENT DATA STANDARDS CATALOGUE   Changed Description
 
Domain Definitions
DATE AND TIME E-GIF renamed from DATE TIME   Changed Description, Name
DATE E-GIF   Changed Description
PERCENTAGE   Changed Description
STERLING   Changed Description
TIME E-GIF   Changed Description
 
Attribute Definitions
COMPANIES HOUSE REFERENCE NUMBER   Changed Description
COUNTRY CODE   Changed Description
CURRENCY TYPE   Changed Description
DRIVER NUMBER   Changed Description
DUN'S NUMBER   Changed Description
NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBER   Changed Description
NHS NUMBER   Changed Description
ORGANISATION NAME   Changed Description
PASSPORT NUMBER   Changed Description
PERSON BIRTH DATE   Changed Description
PERSON DEATH DATE   Changed Description
PERSON DEATH TIME   Changed Description
PERSON GENDER CODE   Changed Description
PERSON RELATIONSHIP TYPE   Changed Description
POSTCODE   Changed Description
UK BANK BRANCH SORT CODE   Changed Description
UK INTERNAL CODE   Changed Description
UNIQUE PUPIL NUMBER   Changed Description
UNIQUE TAX REFERENCE NUMBER   Changed Description
VALUE ADDED TAX NUMBER   Changed Description
VALUE ADDED TAX NUMBER FOR PERSON (RETIRED) renamed from VALUE ADDED TAX NUMBER FOR PERSON   Changed status to Retired, Description, Name
 
Data Elements
AMOUNT STERLING   Changed Description
COMPANIES HOUSE REFERENCE NUMBER   Changed Description
COUNTRY CODE   Changed Description
CURRENCY TYPE   Changed Description
DATE   Changed Description
DATE AND TIME   Changed Description
DRIVER NUMBER   Changed Description
DUN'S NUMBER   Changed Description
INTERNET E-MAIL ADDRESS   Changed Description
NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBER   Changed Description
NHS NUMBER   Changed Description
ORGANISATION NAME   Changed Description
PASSPORT NUMBER (NEW)   Changed Description
PASSPORT NUMBER (OLD)   Changed Description
PERIODICITY TYPE   Changed Description
PERSON BIRTH DATE   Changed Description
PERSON BIRTH DATE (BABY)   Changed Description
PERSON BIRTH DATE (MOTHER)   Changed Description
PERSON DEATH DATE   Changed Description
PERSON DEATH TIME   Changed Description
PERSON FAMILY NAME   Changed Description
PERSON FAMILY NAME (AT BIRTH)   Changed Description
PERSON FULL NAME   Changed Description
PERSON FULL NAME (CLINICAL SUPERVISOR LATEST)   Changed Description
PERSON FULL NAME (EDUCATIONAL SUPERVISOR LATEST)   Changed Description
PERSON FULL NAME (PATIENT LEAD CONTACT)   Changed Description
PERSON FULL NAME (REFERRER CONTACT)   Changed Description
PERSON GENDER AT REGISTRATION   Changed Description
PERSON GENDER CODE AT REGISTRATION   Changed Description
PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT   Changed Description
PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT (BABY)   Changed Description
PERSON GENDER CURRENT   Changed Description
PERSON GENDER CURRENT (BABY)   Changed Description
PERSON GIVEN NAME   Changed Description
PERSON GIVEN NAME (FIRST)   Changed Description
PERSON GIVEN NAME (SECOND)   Changed Description
PERSON GIVEN NAME (THIRD)   Changed Description
PERSON INITIALS   Changed Description
PERSON NAME SUFFIX   Changed Description
PERSON RELATIONSHIP TYPE   Changed Description
PERSON REQUESTED NAME   Changed Description
PERSON TITLE   Changed Description
POSTCODE   Changed Description
STANDARDISED INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER   Changed Description
TIME   Changed Description
UK BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER   Changed Description
UK BANK BRANCH SORT CODE   Changed Description
UK BUILDING SOCIETY ACCOUNT NUMBER   Changed Description
UK CHEQUE NUMBER   Changed Description
UK GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL YEAR   Changed Description
UK INTERNAL CODE   Changed Description
UK TAX YEAR   Changed Description
UK TELEPHONE NUMBER   Changed Description
UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR (URL)   Changed Description
UNIQUE PUPIL NUMBER   Changed Description
UNIQUE TAX REFERENCE NUMBER   Changed Description
VALUE ADDED TAX NUMBER   Changed linked Attribute, Description
YEAR AND MONTH   Changed Description
 

Date:30 April 2012
Sponsor:Richard Kavanagh, NHS Connecting for Health

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E-GOVERNMENT INTEROPERABILITY FRAMEWORK

Change to Supporting Information: Changed Description

The e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) defines the technical policies and specifications governing information flows across government and the public sector. They cover interconnectivity, data integration, e-services access and content management.

A key element in the development in this is an agreed set of data standards which are contained in the Government Data Standards Catalogue.

For further information on the e-Government Interoperability Framework, see the Cabinet Office website.For further information on the e-Government Interoperability Framework, see the Cabinet Office website.

 

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GOVERNMENT DATA STANDARDS CATALOGUE

Change to Supporting Information: Changed Description

The Government Data Standards Catalogue sets out the rationale, approach and rules for setting and agreeing the set of Government Data Standards (GDS) to be used in the schemas and other interchange processes. It also contains the standards agreed to date.

For further information on the Government Data Standards Catalogue, see the Cabinet Office website.For further information on the Government Data Standards Catalogue, see the Cabinet Office website.

 

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DATE AND TIME E-GIF  renamed from DATE TIME

Change to Domain: Changed Description, Name

Data Type:Unknown
Data Length:unknown
Data Length:YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ssTZD

An item which is a Date, a Time or a combination of Date and Time.The combined date and time of an event.

 References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 1.0, Agreed 23 November 2004.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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DATE E-GIF

Change to Domain: Changed Description

Data Type:Alphanumeric
Data Length:10

The day, month, year and century, or any combination of these elements, of an event.

This is the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard that should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.

Concatenated date time elements are in use and are derived from the e-GIF standards for DATE and TIME, these should continue to be used unless further notified.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 1.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERCENTAGE

Change to Domain: Changed Description

Data Type:Numeric
Data Length:unknown

A domain which includes a percentage sign.

A percentage defined as a proportion or rate per hundred parts.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 1.1, Agreed 1 September 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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STERLING

Change to Domain: Changed Description

Data Type:Numeric
Data Length:unknown

A domain used to identify money attributes or data elements which comprises of a + or - sign and a £ sign.

AMOUNT STERLING is an amount of money where the CURRENCY TYPE equals 'GBP Pound Sterling'.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 1.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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TIME E-GIF

Change to Domain: Changed Description

Data Type:Alphanumeric
Data Length:8
The TIME (using a 24 hour clock) at which an event, or the action in an event, takes place.The time (using a 24 hour clock) at which an event, or the action in an event, takes place.

This is the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard that should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.

Concatenated date time elements are in use and are derived from the e-GIF standards for DATE and TIME, these should continue to be used unless further notified.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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COMPANIES HOUSE REFERENCE NUMBER

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

A unique reference number allocated by the Registrar of Companies to a limited liability company or unlimited company at the time of first registration of that company.

 References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.1, Agreed 18 November 2004.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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COUNTRY CODE

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

A unique code representing a COUNTRY.

References:

 

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CURRENCY TYPE

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

The type of CURRENCY used in a financial amount.

National Codes:

GBPPound Sterling
USDUS Dollar
EUREuro

Refer to BSEN 4217 for actual lists of codes and names Note: ISO standard no longer contains obsolete euro-zone currencies.Refer to BSEN 4217 for actual lists of codes and names Note: ISO standard no longer contains obsolete euro-zone currencies (plus 'Milk Tokens' for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)).

(plus 'Milk Tokens' for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)).

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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DRIVER NUMBER

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

A unique number assigned by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to identify a Driving Licence Holder, an applicant who has been refused a licence for medical reasons, or who has come to notice through court proceedings e.g. Driving under age.

 References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.1, Agreed 24 May 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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DUN'S NUMBER

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

The reference assigned to a company in Dun and Bradstreet's Company Register.

 References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.1, Agreed 3 December 2009.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBER

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

The National Insurance Number is a reference number that is issued to a PERSON by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)/ HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for participants in the National Insurance Scheme.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.1, Agreed 1 September 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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NHS NUMBER

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

The NHS NUMBER, the primary identifier of a PERSON, is a unique identifier for a PATIENT within the NHS in England and Wales.

This will not vary by any ORGANISATION of which a PERSON is a PATIENT.

It is mandatory to record the NHS NUMBER. There are exceptions, such as Accident and Emergency care, sexual health and major incidents, as defined in existing national policies.

The NHS NUMBER is 10 numeric digits in length. The tenth digit is a check digit used to confirm its validity. The check digit is validated using the Modulus 11 algorithm and the use of this algorithm is mandatory. There are 5 steps in the validation of the check digit:

Step 1 Multiply each of the first nine digits by a weighting factor as follows:

Digit Position
(starting from the left) Factor:

110
29
38
47
56
65
74
83
92

Step 2 Add the results of each multiplication together.

Step 3 Divide the total by 11 and establish the remainder.

Step 4 Subtract the remainder from 11 to give the check digit.

If the result is 11 then a check digit of 0 is used. If the result is 10 then the NHS NUMBER is invalid and not used.

Step 5 Check the remainder matches the check digit. If it does not, the NHS NUMBER is invalid.

References:

 

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ORGANISATION NAME

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

The name by which an ORGANISATION wishes to be known or the official name given to an ORGANISATION.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 11 September 2003.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PASSPORT NUMBER

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

A unique reference number given to a passport book issued by Security Printing and Systems (SPSL) or the United Kingdom Passport Agency.

 The digit allows identification of the place of issue.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON BIRTH DATE

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

The date on which a PERSON was born or is officially deemed to have been born.

This includes EMPLOYEES.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.1, Agreed 24 March 2010.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON DEATH DATE

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

The date on which a PERSON died or is officially deemed to have died.

This is as recorded on the Death Certificate.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.1, Agreed 24 March 2010.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON DEATH TIME

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

This item is being used for development purposes and has not yet been assured by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care.

The TIME at which a PERSON died or is officially deemed to have died.

This is as recorded on the Death Certificate.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON GENDER CODE

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

The classification is phenotypical rather than genotypical, i.e. it does not provide codes for medical or scientific purposes.

Note that "0 Not Known" means that the sex of a PERSON has not been recorded. "9 Not Specified" means indeterminate, i.e. unable to be classified as either male or female.

National Codes:

0Not Known
1Male
2Female
9Not Specified
 References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 11 September 2003.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON RELATIONSHIP TYPE

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

A value to represent the type of personal relationship that exists between two PERSONS that is of interest to government.

National Codes:

01Spouse
02Partner
03Parent
04Next-of-Kin
05Guardian
06Foster Parent
07Polygamous Partner
08Step Parent
09Child
10Dependant
11Non Dependant

The classification of the role of the second PERSON in a PERSON RELATIONSHIP.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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POSTCODE

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

The code assigned by Royal Mail to identify postal delivery areas across the United Kingdom.

POSTCODES may also be used to identify a GEOGRAPHIC AREA.

References:

 The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.1, Agreed 1 September 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website. 

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UK BANK BRANCH SORT CODE

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

A number which uniquely identifes a branch of a bank.A code, allocated by the banking community, used to uniquely identify an individual branch of a bank.

 References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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UK INTERNAL CODE

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

A unique code representing a constituent internal part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

National Codes:

1England
2Scotland
3Wales
4Northern Ireland
5Isle of Man
6Guernsey
7Sark
8Jersey
9Alderney
10Channel Islands

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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UNIQUE PUPIL NUMBER

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

A UNIQUE PUPIL NUMBER (UPN) is allocated to each child in an English state School. It is an identifier for use in the educational context during a child's School career only and subject to Data Protection restrictions.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 18 November 2004.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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UNIQUE TAX REFERENCE NUMBER

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

A reference number issued by the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that uniquely identifies a particular taxpayer.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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VALUE ADDED TAX NUMBER

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

The Value Added Tax registration number issued by Customs & Excise to an ORGANISATION.The Value Added Tax registration number issued by Customs & Excise to a PERSON or ORGANISATION.

 References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0 Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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VALUE ADDED TAX NUMBER FOR PERSON (RETIRED)  renamed from VALUE ADDED TAX NUMBER FOR PERSON

Change to Attribute: Changed status to Retired, Description, Name

The Value Added Tax registration number issued by Customs & Excise to a PERSON.VALUE ADDED TAX NUMBER FOR PERSON has been retired from the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.

 The last live version of this item is available in the March 2012 release of the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.

Access to this version can be obtained by emailing datastandards@nhs.net with "NHS Data Model and Dictionary - Archive Request" in the email subject line.

 

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VALUE ADDED TAX NUMBER FOR PERSON (RETIRED)  renamed from VALUE ADDED TAX NUMBER FOR PERSON

Change to Attribute: Changed status to Retired, Description, Name

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AMOUNT STERLING

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:max 16 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
The amount of a sum of money expressed in Sterling.AMOUNT STERLING is the amount of a sum of money expressed in Sterling.

AMOUNT STERLING is an amount of money where the CURRENCY TYPE equals 'GBP Pound Sterling'.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 1.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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COMPANIES HOUSE REFERENCE NUMBER

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:max 8 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
A unique reference number allocated by the Registrar of Companies to a limited liability company or unlimited company at the time of first registration of that company.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.1, Agreed 18 November 2004.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

COMPANIES HOUSE REFERENCE NUMBER is the same as attribute COMPANIES HOUSE REFERENCE NUMBER. 

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COUNTRY CODE

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:max 3 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
COUNTRY CODE is the same as attribute COUNTRY CODE.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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CURRENCY TYPE

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:3 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes:See CURRENCY TYPE
Default Codes: 


Notes:
The type of currency used in a financial amount.

National Codes:

  • GBP Pound Sterling
  • USD US Dollar
  • EUR Euro

Refer to BSEN 4217 for actual lists of codes and names Note: ISO standard no longer contains obsolete euro-zone currencies. (plus 'Milk Tokens' for the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP)).

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

CURRENCY TYPE is the same as attribute CURRENCY TYPE. 

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DATE

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:an10 CCYY-MM-DD
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
The day, month, year and century, or any combination of these elements, of an event.DATE is the day, month, year and century, or any combination of these elements, of an event.

This is the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard that should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.

Concatenated date time elements are in use and are derived from the e-GIF standards for DATE and TIME, these should continue to be used unless further notified.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 1.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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DATE AND TIME

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:an19 YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

This item is being used for development purposes and has not yet been assured by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care

Notes:
DATE AND TIME is the combined date and time of an event.

This is the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard for Date and Time, but not including the Time Zone Designator. As an example this is presented as 2009-12-02T14:20:20.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 1.0, Agreed 23 November 2004.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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DRIVER NUMBER

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:16 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
A unique number assigned by the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency to identify a Driving Licence Holder; an applicant who has been refused a licence for medical reasons, or who has come to notice through court proceedings e.g. Driving under age.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.1, Agreed 24 May 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

DRIVER NUMBER is the same as attribute DRIVER NUMBER. 

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DUN'S NUMBER

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:n9
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
The reference assigned to a company in Dun and Bradstreet's Company Register.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.1, Agreed 3 December 2009.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

DUN'S NUMBER is the same as attribute DUN'S NUMBER. 

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INTERNET E-MAIL ADDRESS

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:255 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
The string of characters that identifies an addressee's post box on the Internet.INTERNET E-MAIL ADDRESS is the string of characters that identifies an addressee's post box on the Internet.

INTERNET E-MAIL ADDRESS is the same as COMMUNICATION CONTACT STRING where the COMMUNICATION CONTACT METHOD equals 'd. Internet e-Mail Address'.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 1.2, Agreed 3 December 2009.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBER

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:9 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
A reference number that is issued to a PERSON by the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) / HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) for participants in the National Insurance Scheme.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.1, Agreed 1 September 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBER is the same as attribute NATIONAL INSURANCE NUMBER. 

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NHS NUMBER

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:n10
HES Item:NEWNHSNO
National Codes:See NHS NUMBER 
Default Codes: 


Notes:
NHS NUMBER is the same as attribute NHS NUMBER.

For the AIDC for Patient Identification Data SetNHS NUMBER must  be displayed in accordance with the NHS Common User Interface Information Standard - NHS Number Input and Display (ISB 1504).

References:

 

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ORGANISATION NAME

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:max 255 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
ORGANISATION NAME is the same as attribute ORGANISATION NAME.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 11 September 2003.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PASSPORT NUMBER (NEW)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:9 digits
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
A unique reference number given to a new style red passport book issued by Security Printing and Systems (SPSL) or the United Kingdom Passport Agency. The digit allows identification of the place of issue.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

PASSPORT NUMBER (NEW) is the same as attribute PASSPORT NUMBER for a new style red passport book. 

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PASSPORT NUMBER (OLD)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:7 alphanumeric characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
A unique reference number given to an old style blue passport book issued by Security Printing and Systems (SPSL) or the United Kingdom Passport Agency. The digit allows identification of the place of issue.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

PASSPORT NUMBER (NEW) is the same as attribute PASSPORT NUMBER for an old style blue passport book. 

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PERIODICITY TYPE

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:2 numeric characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
The interval at which an event takes place.PERIODICITY TYPE is the interval at which an event takes place.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 1.0, Agreed 2 July 2003.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON BIRTH DATE

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:See DATE 
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
PERSON BIRTH DATE is the same as attribute PERSON BIRTH DATE.

This is the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard that should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON BIRTH DATE (BABY)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:See PERSON BIRTH DATE 
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
PERSON BIRTH DATE (BABY) is the same as data element PERSON BIRTH DATE.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

PERSON BIRTH DATE (BABY) is the same as data element PERSON BIRTH DATE for the baby. 

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PERSON BIRTH DATE (MOTHER)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:See PERSON BIRTH DATE 
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
PERSON BIRTH DATE (MOTHER) is the same as data element PERSON BIRTH DATE.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

PERSON BIRTH DATE (MOTHER) is the same as data element PERSON BIRTH DATE for the mother. 

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PERSON DEATH DATE

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:See DATE 
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
PERSON DEATH DATE is the same as attribute PERSON DEATH DATE.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON DEATH TIME

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:See TIME
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

This item is being used for development purposes and has not yet been assured by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care.

Notes:
PERSON DEATH TIME is the same as attribute PERSON DEATH TIME.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON FAMILY NAME

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:max 35 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
That part of a PERSON's name which is used to describe family, clan, tribal group, or marital association.PERSON FAMILY NAME is the part of a PERSON's name which is used to describe family, clan, tribal group, or marital association.

PERSON FAMILY NAME is the same as PERSON NAME WORD TEXT where the PERSON NAME WORD TYPE equals 'b. Person Family Name'.

This is the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard that should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.

For the AIDC for Patient Identification Data Set, PERSON FAMILY NAME must  be displayed in accordance with the NHS Common User Interface Information Standard - Patient Name Input and Display (ISB 1506). 

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON FAMILY NAME (AT BIRTH)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:See PERSON FAMILY NAME 
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
This is the same as PERSON FAMILY NAME where the PERSON NAME CLASSIFICATION is b.PERSON FAMILY NAME (AT BIRTH) is the same as PERSON FAMILY NAME where the PERSON NAME CLASSIFICATION is b. 'Birth Name'.

The PATIENT's surname at birth.PERSON FAMILY NAME (AT BIRTH) is the PATIENT's surname at birth.

 

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PERSON FULL NAME

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:max 70 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
The full name of a PERSON.PERSON FULL NAME is the full name of a PERSON. This is an unstructured concatenation of some or all of the PERSON TITLE, PERSON GIVEN NAME, PERSON FAMILY NAME and PERSON NAME SUFFIX elements, or other elements that make up a PERSON's full name.

This is the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard that should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 1.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON FULL NAME (CLINICAL SUPERVISOR LATEST)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:max 70 characters
Format/Length:See PERSON FULL NAME 
HES Item: 
National codes 
Default codes 


Notes:
The full name of the PERSON providing the latest Clinical Supervision to an EMPLOYEE who is receiving formal on-going training in the workplace. This is the recorded by the EMPLOYEE SUPERVISOR with the latest recorded EMPLOYEE SUPERVISOR START DATE and where the EMPLOYEE SUPERVISOR TYPE CODE is National Code 01 'Clinical Supervisor - the named Clinical Supervisor has ultimate clinical responsibility for patients who may be diagnosed or treated by the EMPLOYEE under supervision'.

PERSON FULL NAME (CLINICAL SUPERVISOR LATEST) is the same as data element PERSON FULL NAME of the PERSON providing the latest Clinical Supervision to an EMPLOYEE who is receiving formal on-going training in the workplace.

The full name of the PERSON is an unstructured concatenation of some or all of the PERSON TITLE, PERSON GIVEN NAME, PERSON FAMILY NAME and PERSON NAME SUFFIX elements, or other elements that make up a PERSON's full name.This is the recorded by the EMPLOYEE SUPERVISOR with the latest recorded EMPLOYEE SUPERVISOR START DATE and where the EMPLOYEE SUPERVISOR TYPE CODE is National Code 01 'Clinical Supervisor - the named Clinical Supervisor has ultimate clinical responsibility for patients who may be diagnosed or treated by the EMPLOYEE under supervision'.

This is the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard that should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 1.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON FULL NAME (EDUCATIONAL SUPERVISOR LATEST)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:max 70 characters
Format/Length:See PERSON FULL NAME 
HES Item: 
National codes 
Default codes 


Notes:
The full name of the PERSON providing the latest educational supervision to an EMPLOYEE who is receiving formal on-going training in the workplace. This is the recorded by the EMPLOYEE SUPERVISOR with the latest recorded EMPLOYEE SUPERVISOR START DATE and where the EMPLOYEE SUPERVISOR TYPE CODE is National Code 02 'Educational Supervisor - the named Educational Supervisor having educational responsibility for the EMPLOYEE in a training placement.PERSON FULL NAME (EDUCATIONAL SUPERVISOR LATEST) is the same as data element PERSON FULL NAME of the PERSON providing the latest educational supervision to an EMPLOYEE who is receiving formal on-going training in the workplace.

This is the recorded by the EMPLOYEE SUPERVISOR with the latest recorded EMPLOYEE SUPERVISOR START DATE and where the EMPLOYEE SUPERVISOR TYPE CODE is National Code 02 'Educational Supervisor - the named Educational Supervisor having educational responsibility for the EMPLOYEE in a training placement. This may or may not be the same person fulfilling the Clinical Supervisor role'.

The full name of the PERSON is an unstructured concatenation of some or all of the PERSON TITLE, PERSON GIVEN NAME, PERSON FAMILY NAME and PERSON NAME SUFFIX elements, or other elements that make up a PERSON's full name.

This is the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard that should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 1.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON FULL NAME (PATIENT LEAD CONTACT)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/length:see PERSON FULL NAME 
HES item: 
Format/Length:See PERSON FULL NAME 
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
The PERSON FULL NAME of the PERSON with a PERSON RELATIONSHIP with the PATIENT with a LEAD CONTACT INDICATOR of National Code 1 'Lead contact'.PERSON FULL NAME (PATIENT LEAD CONTACT) is the same as data element PERSON FULL NAME of the PERSON with a PERSON RELATIONSHIP with the PATIENT with a LEAD CONTACT INDICATOR of National Code 1 'Lead contact'. 

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PERSON FULL NAME (REFERRER CONTACT)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/length:see PERSON FULL NAME 
HES item: 
Format/Length:See PERSON FULL NAME 
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
The PERSON FULL NAME of the designated contact for a referring ORGANISATION.PERSON FULL NAME (REFERRER CONTACT) is the same as data element PERSON FULL NAME of the designated contact for a referring ORGANISATION. 

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PERSON GENDER AT REGISTRATION

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:1 numeric
HES Item: 
National Codes:See PERSON GENDER CODE 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
A PERSON's gender at registration.PERSON GENDER AT REGISTRATION is the same as attribute PERSON GENDER CODE.

PERSON GENDER AT REGISTRATION is a PERSON's gender at registration.

PERSON GENDER AT REGISTRATION is the same as PERSON GENDER CODE where the PERSON GENDER TYPE equals '01 - Person Gender at Registration'.

National Code 0 'Not Known' is not a permitted value for the National Workforce Data Set.

The e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard PERSON GENDER AT REGISTRATION will be replaced with PERSON GENDER CODE AT REGISTRATION, which should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.PERSON GENDER AT REGISTRATION will be replaced with PERSON GENDER CODE AT REGISTRATION, which should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 11 September 2003.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON GENDER CODE AT REGISTRATION

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:an1
HES Item: 
National Codes:See PERSON GENDER CODE 
Default Codes: 

This item is being used for development purposes and has not yet been assured by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care.

Notes:
PERSON GENDER CODE AT REGISTRATION is the same as attribute PERSON GENDER CODE.

PERSON GENDER CODE AT REGISTRATION is a PERSON's gender at registration.

PERSON GENDER CODE AT REGISTRATION is the same as PERSON GENDER CODE where the PERSON GENDER TYPE equals '01 - Person Gender at Registration'.

National Code 0 'Not Known' is not a permitted value for the National Workforce Data Set.

The e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard PERSON GENDER CODE AT REGISTRATION replaces PERSON GENDER AT REGISTRATION and should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.PERSON GENDER CODE AT REGISTRATION replaces PERSON GENDER AT REGISTRATION and should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 11 September 2003.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:an1
HES Item: 
National Codes:See PERSON GENDER CODE 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
A PERSON's gender currently.PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT is the same as attribute PERSON GENDER CODE.

PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT is a PERSON's gender currently.

PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT is the same as PERSON GENDER CODE where the PERSON GENDER TYPE equals '02 - Person Gender Current'.

The e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT replaces PERSON GENDER CURRENT and should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT replaces PERSON GENDER CURRENT and should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 11 September 2003.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT (BABY)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:See PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

This item is being used for development purposes and has not yet been assured by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care.

Notes:
PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT (BABY) is the same as data element PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT.PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT (BABY) is the same as data element PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT for the baby.

PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT (BABY) replaces PERSON GENDER CURRENT (BABY) and should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 11 September 2003.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON GENDER CURRENT

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:1 numeric
HES Item: 
National Codes:See PERSON GENDER CODE 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
A PERSON's gender currently.PERSON GENDER CURRENT is the same as attribute PERSON GENDER CODE.

PERSON GENDER CURRENT is a PERSON's gender currently.

PERSON GENDER CURRENT is the same as PERSON GENDER CODE where the PERSON GENDER TYPE equals '02 - Person Gender Current'.

The e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard PERSON GENDER CURRENT will be replaced with PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT, which should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.PERSON GENDER CURRENT will be replaced with PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT, which should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 11 September 2003.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON GENDER CURRENT (BABY)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:See PERSON GENDER CURRENT 
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
PERSON GENDER CURRENT (BABY) is the same as data element PERSON GENDER CURRENT.PERSON GENDER CURRENT (BABY) is the same as data element PERSON GENDER CURRENT for the baby.

PERSON GENDER CURRENT (BABY) will be replaced with PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT (BABY), which should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 11 September 2003.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON GIVEN NAME

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:max 35 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
The forename or given name of a PERSON.PERSON GIVEN NAME is the forename or given name of a PERSON.

PERSON GIVEN NAME is the same as PERSON NAME WORD TEXT where the PERSON NAME WORD TYPE equals 'c. Person Given Name'.

This is the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard that should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.

For the AIDC for Patient Identification Data Set, PERSON GIVEN NAME must  be displayed in accordance with the NHS Common User Interface Information Standard - Patient Name Input and Display (ISB 1506).

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 1.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON GIVEN NAME (FIRST)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/length:max 35 characters
Format/length:See PERSON GIVEN NAME
HES item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
The first PERSON GIVEN NAME of an EMPLOYEE.PERSON GIVEN NAME (FIRST) is the same as data element PERSON GIVEN NAME.

PERSON GIVEN NAME (FIRST) is the first PERSON GIVEN NAME of an EMPLOYEE.

This is the name that the EMPLOYEE uses for formal communications. It is used to derive the first initial.

 

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PERSON GIVEN NAME (SECOND)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/length:max 35 characters
Format/length:See PERSON GIVEN NAME
HES item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 


Notes:
The second PERSON GIVEN NAME of an EMPLOYEE.

PERSON GIVEN NAME (SECOND) is the same as data element PERSON GIVEN NAME.

This is the name that the EMPLOYEE uses for formal communications.PERSON GIVEN NAME (SECOND) is the name that the EMPLOYEE uses for formal communications. It is used to derive the second initial.

 

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PERSON GIVEN NAME (THIRD)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/length:max 35 characters
Format/length:See PERSON GIVEN NAME
HES item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 


Notes:
The third PERSON GIVEN NAME of an EMPLOYEE.

PERSON GIVEN NAME (THIRD) is the same as data element PERSON GIVEN NAME.

This is the name that the EMPLOYEE uses for formal communications.PERSON GIVEN NAME (THIRD) is the name that the EMPLOYEE uses for formal communications. It is used to derive the third initial.

 

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PERSON INITIALS

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:35 characters (max)
Format/Length:max 35 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
Used to record a PERSON's initials.PERSON INITIALS is used to record a PERSON's initials.

PERSON INITIALS is the same as PERSON NAME WORD TEXT where the PERSON NAME WORD TYPE equals 'e. Person Initials'.

This is the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard that should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 1.1, Agreed 1 March 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON NAME SUFFIX

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:35 characters (max)
Format/Length:max 35 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
A textual suffix that may be added to the end of a PERSON's name, for example, OBE, MBE, BSc, JP, GM.PERSON NAME SUFFIX is a textual suffix that may be added to the end of a PERSON's name, for example, OBE, MBE, BSc, JP, GM.

PERSON NAME SUFFIX is the same as PERSON NAME WORD TEXT where the PERSON NAME WORD TYPE equals 'd. Person Name Suffix'.

This is the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard that should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 1.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON RELATIONSHIP TYPE

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:2 digits
HES Item: 
National Codes:See PERSON RELATIONSHIP TYPE
Default Codes: 

Notes:
PERSON RELATIONSHIP TYPE is the same as attribute PERSON RELATIONSHIP TYPE.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON REQUESTED NAME

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:max 70 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
The name a PERSON wishes to use which is different from the values in Title, Given Name(s), Family Name and Name Suffix fields.PERSON REQUESTED NAME is the name a PERSON wishes to use which is different from the values in Title, Given Name(s), Family Name and Name Suffix fields.

PERSON REQUESTED NAME is the same as PERSON NAME TEXT.

This is the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard that should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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PERSON TITLE

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:max 35 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
Standard form of address used to precede a PERSON's name.PERSON TITLE is the standard form of address used to precede a PERSON's name.

PERSON TITLE is the same as PERSON NAME WORD TEXT where the PERSON NAME WORD TYPE equals 'a. Person Title'.

This is the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard that should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 1.Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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POSTCODE

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:max an8
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
POSTCODE is the same as attribute POSTCODE.

For further information on POSTCODES, see:

If a POSTCODE is not known (for example, the PATIENT has no fixed abode, the PATIENT is an Overseas Visitor etc) the appropriate Organisation Data Service pseudo POSTCODE should be used. The pseudo POSTCODES can be found on the Organisation Data Service website at: Look Ups.

The e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard POSTCODE should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.

References:

 

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STANDARDISED INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:max 5 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
A number, issued by the Office for National Statistics, that identifies the type of trade or industry in which an ORGANISATION is active.STANDARDISED INDUSTRIAL CLASSIFICATION NUMBER is a number, issued by the Office for National Statistics, that identifies the type of trade or industry in which an ORGANISATION is active.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.1, Agreed 18 November 2004.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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TIME

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:8 characters HH:MM:SS
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
The TIME (using a 24 hour clock) at which an event, or the action in an event, takes place.TIME is the time (using a 24 hour clock) at which an event, or the action in an event, takes place.

This is the e-Government Interoperability Framework (e-GIF) standard that should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.

Concatenated date time elements are in use and are derived from the e-GIF standards for DATE and TIME, these should continue to be used unless further notified.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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UK BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:8 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
A reference number that uniquely identifies this bank account within this branch of a UK bank.UK BANK ACCOUNT NUMBER is a reference number that uniquely identifies this bank account within this branch of a UK bank.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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UK BANK BRANCH SORT CODE

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:max 6 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
A code allocated by the banking community, used to uniquely identify an individual branch of a bank.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

UK BANK BRANCH SORT CODE is the same as attribute UK BANK BRANCH SORT CODE. 

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UK BUILDING SOCIETY ACCOUNT NUMBER

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:max 18 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
A reference number that uniquely identifies this building society account within this branch of a UK building society.UK BUILDING SOCIETY ACCOUNT NUMBER is a reference number that uniquely identifies this building society account within this branch of a UK building society.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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UK CHEQUE NUMBER

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:6 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
The identification number pre-printed on a cheque.UK CHEQUE NUMBER is the identification number pre-printed on a cheque.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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UK GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL YEAR

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:4 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
A number that uniquely identifies the Financial Year for which related items are valid.UK GOVERNMENT FINANCIAL YEAR is a number that uniquely identifies the Financial Year for which related items are valid. The Financial Year runs from 1st April to 31st March.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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UK INTERNAL CODE

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:max 2 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes:See UK INTERNAL CODE
Default Codes: 

Notes:
UK INTERNAL CODE is the same as attribute UK INTERNAL CODE.

A unique code representing a constituent internal part of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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UK TAX YEAR

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:4 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
A number that uniquely identifies the Tax Year for which related data items are valid.UK TAX YEAR is a number that uniquely identifies the Tax Year for which related data items are valid. The Tax Year runs from 6th April to 5th April of the following year.

UK TAX YEAR is the same as REPORTING PERIOD where PERIOD TYPE equals 'g. UK Tax Year'.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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UK TELEPHONE NUMBER

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:max 35 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
A number, including any exchange or location code, at which a PERSON or ORGANISATION can be contacted in the UK by telephonic means.UK TELEPHONE NUMBER is a number, including any exchange or location code, at which a PERSON or ORGANISATION can be contacted in the UK by telephonic means.

UK TELEPHONE NUMBER is the same as COMMUNICATION CONTACT STRING where the COMMUNICATION CONTACT METHOD equals 'a. UK Telephone Number'.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR (URL)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:URL
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
The syntax and semantics for a compact string representation for a resource available via the Internet.UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR (URL) is the syntax and semantics for a compact string representation for a resource available via the Internet. These strings are called 'UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATORS (URLS)'.

URLs are sequences of characters, i.e., letters, digits, and special characters.UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATORS (URLS) are sequences of characters, i.e., letters, digits, and special characters. The characters ";", "/", "?", ":", "@", "=" and "&" are the characters which have been reserved for special meaning.

UNIFORM RESOURCE LOCATOR (URL) is the same as COMMUNICATION CONTACT STRING where the COMMUNICATION CONTACT METHOD equals 'e. Uniform Resource Locator (URL)'.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 1.1, Agreed 1 September 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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UNIQUE PUPIL NUMBER

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:Annnnnnnnnnnn or AnnnnnnnnnnnA (for temporary UPN)
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
UNIQUE PUPIL NUMBER is the same as attribute UNIQUE PUPIL NUMBER.

A UNIQUE PUPIL NUMBER (UPN) is allocated to each child in an English state School. It is an identifier for use in the educational context during a child's School career only and subject to Data Protection restrictions.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 18 November 2004.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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UNIQUE TAX REFERENCE NUMBER

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:10 digits
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
UNIQUE TAX REFERENCE NUMBER is the same as attribute UNIQUE TAX REFERENCE NUMBER.

A reference number issued by the HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) that uniquely identifies a particular taxpayer.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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VALUE ADDED TAX NUMBER

Change to Data Element: Changed linked Attribute, Description

Format/Length:9 characters
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
VALUE ADDED TAX NUMBER is the same as attribute VALUE ADDED TAX NUMBER.

The Value Added Tax registration number issued by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) to a PERSON or ORGANISATION.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 2.0, Agreed 1 January 2002.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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VALUE ADDED TAX NUMBER

Change to Data Element: Changed linked Attribute, Description

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YEAR AND MONTH

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:YYYY-MM
HES Item: 
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
The year and month of an event.YEAR AND MONTH is the year and month of an event.

References:
The e-GIF version approved for use in NHS England is:
Government Data Standards Catalogue: (GDSC), Version 1.0, Agreed 23 November 2004.
Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.Further information can be found on the Cabinet Office website.

 

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