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About UsThe NHS Data Model and Dictionary is maintained by the NHS Data Model and Dictionary ServiceNoneAbout Us Help
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 Help
AttributesAn Attribute is the detailed information that describes a ClassAttributesAttributes Help
BackgroundThe NHS Data Model and Dictionary provides a reference point for approved Information Standards and Collections (including Extractions) within the NHS in EnglandNoneBackground
ClassesA Class is something that you want to describe and the Attributes define the detail for the ClassClassesClasses Help
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 Help
Data SetsA Data Set is a group of Data Elements that are required to support business analysisData SetsData Sets Help
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 Help
Data Modelling IntroductionThe NHS Data Model and Dictionary is made up of a number of componentsNoneData Modelling Introduction
Help IntroductionThe NHS Data Model and Dictionary Help Introduction Page will help direct you to the information you requireNoneHelp
NavigationThere are many ways to navigate the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.NoneNavigation
NHS Business DefinitionsEach NHS Business Definition consists of freestanding text which describes an aspect of NHS activityNHS Business DefinitionsNHS Business Definitions Help
Related DDCN/DSCN/ISNThe Related DDCN/DSCN/ISN link shows which Data Dictionary Change Notice (DDCN), Data Set Change Notice (DSCN) or Information Standards Notice (ISN) made changes to an itemMain MenuRelated DDCN/DSCN/ISN Help
SearchThe NHS Data Model and Dictionary has a search FacilityMain MenuSearch Help
Supporting DefinitionsSupporting Definitions provide information to help users understand content in the NHS Data Model and DictionarySupporting DefinitionsSupporting Definitions Help
Supporting InformationSupporting Information provides information to help users understand and use the NHS Data Model and DictionarySupporting InformationSupporting Information Help
What's NewThe What's New page shows the Information Standards Notices, Data Set Change Notices and Data Dictionary Change Notices that have been incorporated into each release of the NHS Data Model and DictionaryWhat's NewWhat's New Help
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