Help: Introduction

Welcome to the NHS Data Model and Dictionary Help Pages

  • This page provides a list of all NHS Data Model and Dictionary help pages.
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DEMONSTRATIONS

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About UsThe NHS Data Model and Dictionary is maintained by the NHS Data Model and Dictionary ServiceNoneAbout Us HelpNone
All Item Index (A-Z)The NHS Data Model and Dictionary has an All Items Index which lists all the items in the dictionary in alphabetical orderAll Items Index (A-Z)All Items Index HelpAll Items Index Demonstration
AttributesAn Attribute is the detailed information that describes a ClassAttributesAttributes HelpAttributes Demonstration
BackgroundThe NHS Data Model and Dictionary provides a reference point for assured information standards within the NHS in EnglandNoneBackgroundNone
ClassesA Class is something that you want to describe and the Attributes define the detail for the ClassClassesClasses HelpClasses Demonstration
Commissioning Data SetsThe Commissioning Data Set is the basic structure used for the submission of commissioning data to the Secondary Uses ServiceCommissioning Data SetsCommissioning Data Sets HelpCommissioning Data Set Redesign Guidance Notes **
Data CollectionsA Data Collection or Data Set is a group of Data Elements that are required to support business analysisData CollectionsData Collections HelpData Collections Demonstration
Data ElementsA Data Element is the definition of the information which usually flows in a Data Set. In addition, they can contain text providing guidance, support, values or other informationData ElementsData Elements HelpData Elements Demonstration
Data Modelling IntroductionThe NHS Data Model and Dictionary is made up of a number of componentsNoneData Modelling IntroductionNHS Data Model and Dictionary Components
DemonstrationsA number of short demonstrations are available which will take you through the NHS Data Model and Dictionary componentsNoneDemonstrationsNone
DiagramsThe NHS Data Model and Dictionary has a small set of diagrams which represent parts of the NHS Data ModelDiagramsDiagrams HelpDiagrams Demonstration
Help IntroductionThe NHS Data Model and Dictionary Help Introduction Page will help direct you to the information you requireNoneHelpNone
MaintenanceThe NHS Data Model and Dictionary Service are approached when changes to information standards are requiredNoneMaintenanceNHS Data Model and Dictionary Maintenance Process
NavigationThere are many ways to navigate the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.NoneNavigationNone
NHS Business DefinitionsEach NHS Business Definition consists of freestanding text which describes an aspect of NHS activityNHS Business DefinitionsNHS Business Definitions HelpNHS Business Definitions Demonstration
Related ISN/DSCNThe Related DSCN/ISN link shows which Information Standards Notice or Data Set Change Notice made changes to an itemMain MenuRelated DSCN-ISN HelpRelated DSCN/ISN Demonstration
SearchThe NHS Data Model and Dictionary has a Quick Search Facility on every page and an Advanced Search Facility on the front pageMain Menu and Advanced SearchSearch HelpSearch Demonstration
Supporting InformationSupporting Information provides information to help users understand and use the NHS Data Model and DictionarySupporting InformationSupporting Information HelpSupporting Information Demonstration
What's NewThe What's New page shows the information standards that have been incorporated into each release of the NHS Data Model and DictionaryWhat's NewWhat's New HelpWhat's New Demonstration

** This is not a demonstration, guidance is available on the new Commissioning Data Set Layout.

Please note that the information contained in the demonstrations was correct at the time of publication.