Help: Data Sets

A Data Set, also known as a Data Collection, is a group of Data Elements that are required to support business analysis.

The primary purpose of national data sets is to enable the same health information to be generated across the country independent of the ORGANISATION or system that captures it.

Note: The NHS Data Model and Dictionary does not contain all national data collections.

Data Sets are grouped together on the front page of the NHS Data Model and Dictionary. A description of each type of data set can be found by hovering over the item name.

Each Data Set name is in Title Case.

Where the name of a Data Set in text is Orange, it indicates that it is a hyperlink and if clicked on will display the Data Set.

The following information is available on a Data Set:

  • "Overview": provides information relating to the type of Data Set.

  • "Specification":
    • This displays the Data Set.
    • The Data Set is split into Data Groups which contain Data Elements grouped into logical sections.
    • If you click on any item in the Data Set, the definition will be displayed.
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  •  NHS Data Model and Dictionary Content

View Data Sets in the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.