NHS Data Model and DictionaryNHS Digital
Type:Patch
Reference:1783
Version No:1.0
Subject:Supporting Definitions
Effective Date:Immediate
Reason for Change:Patch
Publication Date:5 August 2020

Background:

Work on new versions of the Data Dictionary from 3+ onwards, has identified that not all NHS Business Definitions reference a Class.

This patch:

  • Creates as new "Supporting Definitions" section under "Web Site Content"
  • Moves NHS Business Definitions that do not reference a Class to the new "Supporting Definitions" section
  • Creates a new "Supporting Definitions Menu".

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Summary of changes:

Supporting Information
ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION   Changed Description
CLINICAL CODING INTRODUCTION   Changed Description
CODING AND CLASSIFICATIONS MENU   Changed Description
DATA LANDING PORTAL   Changed Description
DEPARTMENT   Changed Description
EU DIRECTIVE (RETIRED) renamed from EU DIRECTIVE   Changed Name, status to Retired, Description
HEALTHCARE RESOURCE GROUP   Changed Description
INFORMATION STANDARDS NOTICE   Changed Description
INTEGRATED CARE SYSTEM   Changed Description
LABORATORY   Changed Description
MAIN MENU   Changed Description
NATIONAL CASEMIX OFFICE   Changed Description
NEONATAL CRITICAL CARE UNIT   Changed Description
NEONATAL UNIT   Changed Description
ORGANISATION DATA SERVICE   Changed Description
SUPPORTING DEFINITIONS INTRODUCTION   New Supporting Information
SUPPORTING DEFINITIONS MENU   New Supporting Information
 

Date:5 August 2020
Sponsor:Nicholas Oughtibridge, Head of Clinical Data Architecture, NHS Digital

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ACCESSIBLE INFORMATION

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Accessible Information is information which is able to be read or received and understood by the individual or group for which it is intended.Accessible Information is information which is able to be read or received and understood by the individual or group for which it is intended.

The Equality Act 2010 places a duty on all service providers to take steps or make reasonable adjustments in order to avoid putting a disabled PERSON at a substantial disadvantage when compared to a PERSON who is not disabled.

SCCI 1605 Accessible Information requires that Health and Social Care Organisations identify and record the information and communication support needs of PATIENTS and service users (and where appropriate their carers), where these needs relate to or are caused by a DISABILITY, impairment or sensory loss. These Organisations are also required to take action to ensure that these needs are met.SCCI 1605 Accessible Information requires that Health and Social Care ORGANISATIONS identify and record the information and communication support needs of PATIENTS and service users (and where appropriate their carers), where these needs relate to or are caused by a DISABILITY, impairment or sensory loss. These ORGANISATIONS are also required to take action to ensure that these needs are met.

The information and communication support needs cover four areas:

  • communication support
  • requires specific contact method
  • requires communication professional
  • requires specific information format

For further information on Accessible Information, see the NHS England website at: Accessible Information Standard.For further information on Accessible Information, see the NHS England website at: Accessible Information Standard.

Note: This NHS Business Definition is referenced by the approved Information Standard DCB1605: Accessible Information.

 

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DATA LANDING PORTAL

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The Data Landing Portal (DLP) allows data to be transferred securely between Organisations using a centrally managed system.The Data Landing Portal (DLP) allows data to be transferred securely between ORGANISATIONS using a centrally managed system.

The Data Landing Portal also facilitates the standardisation of local data transfers nationally.The Data Landing Portal also facilitates the standardisation of local data transfers nationally.

For further information relating to the submission of data to the Data Landing Portal, see the NHS Digital website at: Data Landing Portal (DLP).For further information relating to the submission of data to the Data Landing Portal, see the NHS Digital website at: Data Landing Portal (DLP).

 

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DEPARTMENT

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A Department is an ORGANISATION.A Department may be managed by an ORGANISATION.

A Department is a sub division of an Organisation managed as a separate entity which deals with requests for SERVICES.A Department is a sub division of an ORGANISATION managed as a separate entity which deals with requests for SERVICES.

 

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EU DIRECTIVE (RETIRED)  renamed from EU DIRECTIVE

Change to Supporting Information: Changed Name, status to Retired, Description

The EU Directive grants a fundamental right to healthcare SERVICES in the United Kingdom across the European Economic Area for all European Economic Area citizens, as long as the treatment is medically necessary and would be made available under the NHS.This item has been retired from the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.

For further information on the EU Directive, see the NHS website at:The last live version of this item is available in the June 2020 release of the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.

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

 

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EU DIRECTIVE (RETIRED)  renamed from EU DIRECTIVE

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  • Changed Name from Data_Dictionary.NHS_Business_Definitions.E.EU_Directive to Retired.Data_Dictionary.NHS_Business_Definitions.E.EU_Directive
  • Retired EU Directive
  • Changed Description

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HEALTHCARE RESOURCE GROUP

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Developed by the National Casemix Office, Healthcare Resource Groups (HRGs) are standard groupings of clinically similar treatments which use common levels of healthcare resource.Developed by the National Casemix Office, Healthcare Resource Groups (HRGs) are standard groupings of clinically similar treatments which use common levels of healthcare resource.

Healthcare Resource Groups offer Organisations the ability to understand their ACTIVITY in terms of the types of PATIENTS they care for and the treatments they undertake. They enable the comparison of ACTIVITY within and between different Organisations and provide an opportunity to benchmark treatments and services to support trend analysis over time.Healthcare Resource Groups offer Organisations the ability to understand their ACTIVITY in terms of the types of PATIENTS they care for and the treatments they undertake. They enable the comparison of ACTIVITY within and between different ORGANISATIONS and provide an opportunity to benchmark treatments and services to support trend analysis over time.

Healthcare Resource Groups are currently used as a means of determining fair and equitable reimbursement for care services delivered by Health Care Providers.Healthcare Resource Groups are currently used as a means of determining fair and equitable reimbursement for care services delivered by Health Care Providers. Their use as consistent 'units of currency' supports standardised healthcare commissioning across the NHS. They improve the flow of finances within - and sometimes beyond - the NHS.

For further information on Healthcare Resource Groups, see the NHS Digital website at: Downloads - Groupers and Tools.For further information on Healthcare Resource Groups, see the NHS Digital website at: Downloads - Groupers and Tools.

 

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INFORMATION STANDARDS NOTICE

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An Information Standards Notice (ISN) is either a notice of an:An Information Standards Notice (ISN) is either a notice of an:

An Information Standards Notice was previously known as a Data Set Change Notice (DSCN).An Information Standards Notice was previously known as a Data Set Change Notice (DSCN).

When a health and social care Organisation in England receives an Information Standards Notice, they ensure that they and their contractors comply with the notice as specified.When a health and social care ORGANISATION in England receives an Information Standards Notice, they ensure that they and their contractors comply with the notice as specified.

Further information on Information Standards Notices, see the NHS Digital website at Information Standards and Collections (Including Extractions).Further information on Information Standards Notices, see the NHS Digital website at Information Standards and Collections (Including Extractions).

Details of all published Information Standards Notices can be found at the NHS Digital website: at Publication and Notification.Details of all published Information Standards Notices can be found at the NHS Digital website: at Publication and Notification.

 

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INTEGRATED CARE SYSTEM

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An Integrated Care System (ICS) is an integral part of NHS England.An Integrated Care System (ICS) is an integral part of NHS England.

An Integrated Care System is a collaboration where NHS Organisations are in partnership with Local Authorities and other bodies, taking collective responsibility for managing resources, delivering NHS standards and improving the health of the population they serve.An Integrated Care System is a collaboration where NHS ORGANISATIONS are in partnership with Local Authorities and other bodies, taking collective responsibility for managing resources, delivering NHS standards and improving the health of the population they serve.

An Integrated Care System is an evolvement of a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership to form a closer collaboration between the NHS and Local Authorities.An Integrated Care System is an evolvement of a Sustainability and Transformation Partnership to form a closer collaboration between the NHS and Local Authorities.

For further information Integrated Care Systems, see the NHS England website at: Integrated care systems.For further information Integrated Care Systems, see the NHS England website at: Integrated care systems.

 

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LABORATORY

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A Laboratory is an ORGANISATION.A Laboratory may be managed by an ORGANISATION.

A Laboratory is a building or room for processing Clinical Investigations received by a diagnostic Department.A Laboratory is a building or room for processing Clinical Investigations received by a diagnostic Department.

 

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NATIONAL CASEMIX OFFICE

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The National Casemix Office (NCO) is an Organisation.The National Casemix Office (NCO) designs and refines classifications that are used by the English NHS to describe healthcare ACTIVITY. These classifications underpin the National Tariff Payment System from costing through to payment, and support local commissioning and performance management.

The National Casemix Office designs and refines classifications that are used by the English NHS to describe healthcare ACTIVITY. These classifications underpin the National Tariff Payment System from costing through to payment, and support local commissioning and performance management.The National Casemix Office enables the NHS to:

The National Casemix Office enables the NHS to:

For further information on the National Casemix Office, see the NHS Digital website at: National Casemix Office.For further information on the National Casemix Office, see the NHS Digital website at: National Casemix Office. 

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NEONATAL CRITICAL CARE UNIT

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A Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU), also known as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), is an Organisation.A Neonatal Critical Care Unit (NCCU), also known as a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU), delivers high-dependency or intensive (level 3) care to the smallest, most premature and most unwell babies.

A Neonatal Critical Care Unit delivers high-dependency or intensive (level 3) care to the smallest, most premature and most unwell babies.

 

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NEONATAL UNIT

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A Neonatal Unit is an Organisation.A Neonatal Unit is a part of a hospital which provides care for babies who are born prematurely (before 37 weeks’ gestation), with a medical condition which needs treatment, or at a low birthweight.

A Neonatal Unit is a part of a hospital which provides care for babies who are born prematurely (before 37 weeks’ gestation), with a medical condition which needs treatment, or at a low birthweight.This includes all levels of neonatal care, comprising Special Care Baby Units (level 1), Local Neonatal Units (level 2) and Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) (level 3).

This includes all levels of neonatal care, comprising Special Care Baby Units (level 1), Local Neonatal Units (level 2) and Neonatal Intensive Care Units (NICUs) (level 3).

 

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ORGANISATION DATA SERVICE

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The Organisation Data Service (ODS) is provided by NHS Digital.The Organisation Data Service (ODS) is provided by NHS Digital.

NHS Digital is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Organisation Data Service and for its overall development.NHS Digital is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Organisation Data Service and for its overall development.

The Organisation Data Service is responsible for:The Organisation Data Service is responsible for:

NHS Digital is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Organisation Data Service and for its overall development.NHS Digital is responsible for the day-to-day operation of the Organisation Data Service and for its overall development.

The Organisation Data Service provides:The Organisation Data Service provides:

  • Central allocation of new or revised ORGANISATION IDENTIFIERS
  • Help, advice and query resolution on the content and use of the national reference data
  • Development of the Information Standards in this area;
  • Development of the Information Standards in this area
  • Further development of the range of national reference data.

For further information on the Organisation Data Service, see the Organisation Data Service pages of the NHS Digital website at: Organisation Data Service.For further information on the Organisation Data Service, see the Organisation Data Service pages of the NHS Digital website at: Organisation Data Service.

For enquiries, email the Organisation Data Service Helpdesk at: exeter.For enquiries, email the Organisation Data Service Helpdesk at: exeter.helpdesk@nhs.net.

 

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SUPPORTING DEFINITIONS INTRODUCTION

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Supporting Definitions provide information to help users understand content in the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.

 

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SUPPORTING DEFINITIONS MENU

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