Welcome to the NHS Data Model and Dictionary Help Pages
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|About Us||The NHS Data Model and Dictionary is maintained by the NHS Data Model and Dictionary Service||None||About Us Help||None|
|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 order||All Items Index (A-Z)||All Items Index Help||All Items Index Demonstration|
|Attributes||An Attribute is the detailed information that describes a Class||Attributes||Attributes Help||Attributes Demonstration|
|Background||The NHS Data Model and Dictionary provides a reference point for approved Information Standards and Collections (including Extractions) (ISCEs) within the NHS in England||None||Background||None|
|Classes||A Class is something that you want to describe and the Attributes define the detail for the Class||Classes||Classes Help||Classes Demonstration|
|Commissioning Data Sets||The Commissioning Data Set is the basic structure used for the submission of commissioning data to the Secondary Uses Service||Commissioning Data Sets||Commissioning Data Sets Help||Commissioning Data Set Redesign Guidance Notes **|
|Data Collections||A Data Collection or Data Set is a group of Data Elements that are required to support business analysis||Data Collections||Data Collections Help||Data Collections Demonstration|
|Data Elements||A 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 information||Data Elements||Data Elements Help||Data Elements Demonstration|
|Data Modelling Introduction||The NHS Data Model and Dictionary is made up of a number of components||None||Data Modelling Introduction||NHS Data Model and Dictionary Components|
|Demonstrations||A number of short demonstrations are available which will take you through the NHS Data Model and Dictionary components||None||Demonstrations||None|
|Diagrams||The NHS Data Model and Dictionary has a small set of diagrams which represent parts of the NHS Data Model||Diagrams||Diagrams Help||Diagrams Demonstration|
|Help Introduction||The NHS Data Model and Dictionary Help Introduction Page will help direct you to the information you require||None||Help||None|
|Navigation||There are many ways to navigate the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.||None||Navigation||None|
|NHS Business Definitions||Each NHS Business Definition consists of freestanding text which describes an aspect of NHS activity||NHS Business Definitions||NHS Business Definitions Help||NHS Business Definitions Demonstration|
|Related DDCN/DSCN/ISN||The Related DDCN/DSCN/ISN link shows which Data Dictionary Change Notice (DDCN), Data Set Change Notice (DSCN) or Information Standard and Collection (including Extraction) Notice (ISCE) made changes to an item||Main Menu||Related DDCN/DSCN/ISN Help||Related DDCN/DSCN/ISN Demonstration|
|Search||The NHS Data Model and Dictionary has a Quick Search Facility and an Advanced Search Facility||Main Menu and Advanced Search||Search Help||Search Demonstration|
|Supporting Information||Supporting Information provides information to help users understand and use the NHS Data Model and Dictionary||Supporting Information||Supporting Information Help||Supporting Information Demonstration|
|Test Your Knowledge||Test Your Knowledge can be found at the end of each Demonstration to check your understanding of the subject||None||Test Your Knowledge||None|
|What's New||The What's New page shows the Information Standards and Collections (including Extractions) Notices, Data Set Change Notices and Data Dictionary Change Notices that have been incorporated into each release of the NHS Data Model and Dictionary||What's New||What's New Help||What'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.