Change Request
 

NHS Connecting for Health

NHS Data Model and Dictionary Service

Reference: Change Request 1094
Version No:1.0
Subject:NHS Data Model and Dictionary Modelling Changes - Education
Effective Date:Immediate
Reason for Change:Change to Data Standards
Publication Date:19 January 2010

Background:

The NHS Data Model and Dictionary Service are currently working with the Department of Health and Information Centre for Health and Social Care to develop a number of Data Sets.

During the business analysis stage, it has been identified that these Data Sets cover a number of common areas which are either not currently in the NHS Data Model and Dictionary or amendments are required to make the current information suitable for use in these Data Sets.

This Data Set Change Notice adds the common data items and associated data modelling changes for "Education" into the NHS Data Model and Dictionary in preparation for these Data Sets. The changes are detailed in the "Summary of changes" below.

The primary purpose is to introduce a new “Education” Class and supporting NHS Business Definitions into the NHS Data Model and Dictionary to support the new data sets currently under development. This will enable the new data sets to use the generic data items and codes for reporting education levels and special education type needs.

These changes do not need to be implemented in end-user systems until the Data Set Change Notices for the specific data sets come into effect. Other specific items will be added to the Data Sets during development.

Summary of changes:

Supporting Information
INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLAN   New Supporting Information
LEARNING DIFFICULTY   New Supporting Information
SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS   New Supporting Information
 
Class Definitions
EDUCATION   New Class
PERSON   Changed Relationships
PERSON PROPERTY   Changed Description
 
Attribute Definitions
EDUCATION LEVEL HIGHEST   New Attribute
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEED TYPE   New Attribute
 
Data Elements
EDUCATION LEVEL HIGHEST   New Data Element
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEED TYPE   New Data Element
 

Date:19 January 2010
Sponsor:Ken Lunn, Director of Data Standards and Products, NHS Connecting for Health

Note: New text is shown with a blue background. Deleted text is crossed out. Retired text is shown in grey. Within the Diagrams deleted classes and relationships are red, changed items are blue and new items are green.

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INDIVIDUAL EDUCATION PLAN

Change to Supporting Information: New Supporting Information

This item is being used for development purposes and has not yet been assured by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care.

An Individual Education Plan is a type of plan for a PERSON with regard to their EDUCATION, particularly in relation to any health conditions which may affect it.

It builds on the curriculum that a child with Learning Difficulties or disabilities is following and is designed to set out the strategies being used to meet each child's identified needs.

For further information on Individual Education Plans, see the teachernet website.

 

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LEARNING DIFFICULTY

Change to Supporting Information: New Supporting Information

This item is being used for development purposes and has not yet been assured by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care.

A Learning Difficulty is a type of Special Education Needs, which affects areas of learning, such as reading, writing, spelling, mathematics etc.

There are several levels of Learning Difficulties, such as:

  • Specific Learning Difficulty (SpLD) - a particular difficulty in learning to read, write, spell etc
  • Moderate Learning Difficulty (MLD) - achievements well below expected levels in all or most areas of the curriculum, despite appropriate interventions
  • Severe Learning Difficulty (SLD) - significant intellectual or cognitive impairments
  • Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty (PMLD) - multiple Learning Difficulties have severe and complex learning needs, in addition they have other significant difficulties, such as physical disabilities or a sensory impairment.

For further information on Learning Difficulties, see the teachernet website.

Note: a Learning Disability usually has a significant impact on a PERSON's life. A PERSON with a Learning Disability finds it harder than others to learn, understand and communicate.

 

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SPECIAL EDUCATION NEEDS

Change to Supporting Information: New Supporting Information

This item is being used for development purposes and has not yet been assured by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care.

Special Education Needs refers to children who have Learning Difficulties or disabilities that make it harder for them to learn or access EDUCATION than most children of the same age.

Examples of Special Education Needs include:

  • schoolwork
  • reading, writing, number work or understanding information
  • expressing themselves or understanding what others are saying
  • making friends or relating to adults
  • behaving properly in school
  • organising themselves
  • some kind of sensory or physical needs which may affect them in school.

For further information on Special Education Needs, see the Directgov website.

 

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EDUCATION

Change to Class: New Class

This item is being used for development purposes and has not yet been assured by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care.

A type of PERSON PROPERTY.

Observations regarding the educational history, background or status of a PERSON.

 

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EDUCATION

Change to Class: New Class

Attributes of this Class are:
EDUCATION LEVEL HIGHEST
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEED TYPE

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EDUCATION

Change to Class: New Class

Each EDUCATION
may be recorded for one or more PERSON

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PERSON

Change to Class: Changed Relationships

Each PERSON
must be the user of one or more PERSON NAME
must be the owner of one or more PERSON ORGAN
may be registered as one and only one CARE PROFESSIONAL
may be contacted via one or more COMMUNICATION CONTACT INFORMATION
may be born in one and only one COUNTRY
may be classified by one or more EDUCATION
may be recorded as one or more EMPLOYEE
may be supervisor of one or more EMPLOYEE SUPERVISOR
may be classified by one or more NATIONALITY OR RESIDENCY
may be registered as one and only one PATIENT
may be the subject of one or more PERSON DEATH DETAILS
may be related to one or more PERSON OR ORGANISATION ADDRESS
may be the reporter of one or more PERSON PROPERTY
may be the recorder of one or more PERSON PROPERTY
may be the owner of one or more PERSON PROPERTY
may be the observer of one or more PERSON PROPERTY
may be the second party in one or more PERSON RELATIONSHIP
may be the first party in one or more PERSON RELATIONSHIP
may be holder of one or more PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION
may be required to complete one or more QUESTIONNAIRE OR RATING SCALE
may be the recipient of one or more TISSUE TRANSPLANT

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PERSON PROPERTY

Change to Class: Changed Description

This item is being updated for development purposes and the changes have not yet been assured by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care.

Subtypes of PERSON PROPERTY include:

CANCER STAGING
CARDIAC ARREST
CATEGORY VALUED PERSON OBSERVATION
DIABETES ROUTINE REVIEW RESULT
EDUCATION
EDUCATIONAL ASSESSMENT
EMPLOYMENT
MEASURED PERSON OBSERVATION
ORGAN DONATION CONSENT
OTHER PERSON OBSERVATION
PATIENT DIAGNOSIS
PERSON SCORE
REPERFUSION
SECURE ACCOMMODATION REQUIREMENT
SKIN CANCER LESION
TEXT VALUED PERSON OBSERVATION
THROMBOLYTIC THERAPY
TOBACCO USAGE
TREATMENT RELATED MORBIDITY

A condition or state associated with a PERSON. PERSON PROPERTIES are collected as a result of an ACTIVITY.

PERSON PROPERTIES for a PATIENT do not include information about a treatment or intervention. The observation may be a clinical diagnosis. The observer may be a related PERSON or a CARE PROFESSIONAL. Observations may be recorded during, or as a result of, a course of treatment.

PERSON PROPERTIES include:

 

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EDUCATION LEVEL HIGHEST

Change to Attribute: New Attribute

This item is being used for development purposes and has not yet been assured by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care.

An indication of the current or highest level of EDUCATION achieved by a PERSON.

National Codes:

01Pre-school Level (Nursery)
02Primary School Level (Infant, Junior, Elementary)
03Secondary School Level (e.g. O-Level, GCSE etc)
04Further Education Level (e.g. A Level, AS Level, General National Vocational Qualification (GNVQ), Business and Technology Education Council (BTEC) National Diploma, Oxford, Cambridge and RSA (OCR) Examinations etc)
05Higher Education Level (e.g. Foundation Degree, Higher National Certificate (HNC), Higher National Diploma (HND), Degree, Masters, Doctorate (PhD) etc)
NNone of the Above Apply
ZNot Stated (PERSON asked but declined to provide a response)
 

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EDUCATION LEVEL HIGHEST

Change to Attribute: New Attribute

EDUCATION LEVEL HIGHEST
 
Data Elements:
EDUCATION LEVEL HIGHEST

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SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEED TYPE

Change to Attribute: New Attribute

This item is being used for development purposes and has not yet been assured by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care.

The type of Special Education Needs of a PERSON.

National Codes:

01Specific Learning Disability
02Moderate Learning Difficulty
03Severe Learning Difficulty
04Profound and Multiple Learning Difficulty
05Emotional and Behavioural Difficulty
06Speech and Communication Difficulty
07Hearing Impairment
08Visual Impairment
09Multi-Sensory Impairment
10Physical Disability
11Autistic Spectrum Disorder
12Other Difficulty / Disability
ZNot Stated (PERSON asked but declined to provide a response)
 

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SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEED TYPE

Change to Attribute: New Attribute

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEED TYPE
 
Data Elements:
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEED TYPE

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EDUCATION LEVEL HIGHEST

Change to Data Element: New Data Element

Format/length:an2
HES item: 
National Codes:See EDUCATION LEVEL HIGHEST
Default Codes: 

This item is being used for development purposes and has not yet been assured by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care.

Notes:    
EDUCATION LEVEL HIGHEST is the same as attribute EDUCATION LEVEL HIGHEST.

 

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EDUCATION LEVEL HIGHEST

Change to Data Element: New Data Element

EDUCATION LEVEL HIGHEST
 
Attribute:
EDUCATION LEVEL HIGHEST

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SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEED TYPE

Change to Data Element: New Data Element

Format/length:an2
HES item: 
National Codes:See SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEED TYPE
Default Codes: 

This item is being used for development purposes and has not yet been assured by the Information Standards Board for Health and Social Care.

Notes:    
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEED TYPE is the same as attribute SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEED TYPE.

 

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SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEED TYPE

Change to Data Element: New Data Element

SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEED TYPE
 
Attribute:
SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEED TYPE

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For enquiries about this Data Set Change Notice, please email datastandards@nhs.net