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Welcome to the NHS Data Model and Dictionary for England.

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The NHS Data Model and Dictionary provides a reference point for approved Information Standards Notices to support health care activities within the NHS in England. It has been developed for everyone who is actively involved in the collection of data and the management of information in the NHS.

The NHS Data Model and Dictionary is maintained and published by the NHS Data Model and Dictionary Service.

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The purpose of the NHS Data Model and Dicitonary and other complementary resources and services.
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Data Sets provide the specification for data collections and for data analyses.
Data Elements are the data items used within Data Sets.
The part of the data model describing the characteristics of Classes. Attributes define the data within the data model.
The part of the data model describing the aspects of the health and care business with significant characteristics.
The part of the data model that links the logical classes to the context of the health and care business.
Provide information to help users understand content in the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.
Lists all the items in the dictionary in alphabetical order.
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