Health and Social Care Information Centre

NHS Data Model and Dictionary Service

Type:Patch
Reference:1489
Version No:1.0
Subject:Help Flash Files Update
Effective Date:Immediate
Reason for Change:Patch
Publication Date:20 August 2014

Background:

This patch updates the "Help Flash Files" names.

To view a demonstration on "How to Read an NHS Data Model and Dictionary Change Request", visit the NHS Data Model and Dictionary help pages at: http://www.datadictionary.nhs.uk/Flash_Files/changerequest.htm.

Note: if the web page does not open, please copy the link and paste into the web browser.

Summary of changes:

Supporting Information
ALL ITEMS INDEX HELP   Changed Description
DEMONSTRATIONS   Changed Description
HELP INTRODUCTION   Changed Description
NHS BUSINESS DEFINITIONS HELP   Changed Description
TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE   Changed Description
 

Date:20 August 2014
Sponsor:Richard Kavanagh, Head of Data Standards - Interoperability Specifications, Information Standards Delivery, Health and Social Care Information Centre

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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ALL ITEMS INDEX HELP

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The "All Items Index" lists all the items in the NHS Data Model and Dictionary in alphabetical order.

All items are coloured coded:

  • Classes are shown in Red
  • Attributes are shown in Purple
  • Data Elements are shown in Green
  • Data Sets are shown in Aqua Blue
  • NHS Business Definitions and Supporting Information are shown in Blue.

There is a link “To top” on each page which takes you back to the top of the "All Items Index" page. 


What would you like to do next?

  •  NHS Data Model and Dictionary Content

View All Items Index (A-Z) in the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.

  •   Demonstrations

For a demonstration on the All Items Index, see the All Items Index Demonstration.

Please note that you will need flash player to view these demonstrations.  If you do not have flash player, contact your organisation's technical support for further information.

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DEMONSTRATIONS

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  Demonstrations

A number of short demonstrations are available which will take you through each component, step by step, in an easy to understand screen capture including a voice over and readable captions.
You can access the demonstrations from the help pages, they are indicated by this icon .

Please note that the information contained in the demonstrations was correct at the time of publication.

If you are not familiar with the NHS Data Model and Dictionary, it is recommended that you proceed through the demonstrations in the following order.

The subjects covered are:

At the end of each demonstration, you can choose where you want to go next, you can either:
  • Test Your Knowledge on the section you have just completed
  • navigate through all the demonstrations in the order above (recommended for new users)
  • return to the Help Menu
  • return to the Front Page of the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.

Once you have completed the demonstrations, there are two quizzes to check your understanding of the help pages and the navigation options:

The content of these demonstrations is for training purposes only and therefore may not match the current content of the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.

Please refer to the Main Menu for the latest version of the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.

There are also presentations for:

How to use the Demonstrations

  • Playback Control bar

The Playback Control bar appears at the bottom of every page. Titles for the controls will appear when you hover over them.
The controls are explained below:

  • Rewind:  This control allows you to rewind back to the beginning of the demonstration
  •    Play / Pause:  This control allows you to play or pause a demonstration

  • Back:  This control allows you to 'rewind' a demonstration at specific intervals

  • Forward:  This control allows you to go forward in a demonstration at specific intervals

  • Fast Forward:  This control allows you to fast forward through the demonstration

  •     Audio On / Off:  This control allows you to turn the audio on or off

  •  Closed Captioning:  If you do not have access to a PC with sound then you can view the closed caption by clicking on the CC button.

Please note:

  • you will need flash player to view these demonstrations. If you do not have flash player, contact your organisation's technical support or e-Learning lead for further information.
  • if you have problems viewing the demonstrations (i.e. screen size), contact your organisation's technical support or e-Learning lead for advice.

What would you like to do next?

  •  NHS Data Model and Dictionary Content

Access the NHS Data Model and Dictionary Main Menu.

  •   Help Pages

If you need help using the NHS Data Model and Dictionary, access the Help pages.

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HELP INTRODUCTION

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Welcome to the NHS Data Model and Dictionary Help Pages

  • This page provides a list of all NHS Data Model and Dictionary help pages.
  • All the pages listed below can also be accessed from the menu in the left hand frame.
  • The help pages have three icons which are a visual prompt to indicate that there is a hyperlink.
Please note that the icons are not hyperlinks.

ITEM NAME

DESCRIPTION

NAVIGATION

This icon indicates that there is a hyperlink to a page within the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.

HELP

This icon indicates that there is a hyperlink to a help page. All help pages have a blue background.

DEMONSTRATIONS

This icon indicates that there is a hyperlink to a demonstration.
About UsThe NHS Data Model and Dictionary is maintained by the NHS Data Model and Dictionary ServiceNoneAbout Us HelpNone
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 HelpAll Items Index Demonstration
AttributesAn Attribute is the detailed information that describes a ClassAttributesAttributes HelpAttributes Demonstration
BackgroundThe NHS Data Model and Dictionary provides a reference point for approved Information Standards and Collections (including Extractions) (ISCEs) within the NHS in EnglandNoneBackgroundNone
ClassesA Class is something that you want to describe and the Attributes define the detail for the ClassClassesClasses HelpClasses Demonstration
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 HelpCommissioning Data Set Redesign Guidance Notes **
Data CollectionsA Data Collection or Data Set is a group of Data Elements that are required to support business analysisData CollectionsData Collections HelpData Collections Demonstration
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 HelpData Elements Demonstration
Data Modelling IntroductionThe NHS Data Model and Dictionary is made up of a number of componentsNoneData Modelling IntroductionNHS Data Model and Dictionary Components
DemonstrationsA number of short demonstrations are available which will take you through the NHS Data Model and Dictionary componentsNoneDemonstrationsNone
DiagramsThe NHS Data Model and Dictionary has a small set of diagrams which represent parts of the NHS Data ModelDiagramsDiagrams HelpDiagrams Demonstration
Help IntroductionThe NHS Data Model and Dictionary Help Introduction Page will help direct you to the information you requireNoneHelpNone
NavigationThere are many ways to navigate the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.NoneNavigationNone
NHS Business DefinitionsEach NHS Business Definition consists of freestanding text which describes an aspect of NHS activityNHS Business DefinitionsNHS Business Definitions HelpNHS Business Definitions Demonstration
Related DDCN/DSCN/ISNThe Related DDCN/DSCN/ISN link shows which Data Dictionary Change Notice (DDCN), Data Set Change Notice (DSCN) or Information Standard and Collection (including Extraction) Notice (ISCE) made changes to an itemMain MenuRelated DDCN/DSCN/ISN HelpRelated DDCN/DSCN/ISN Demonstration
SearchThe NHS Data Model and Dictionary has a Quick Search Facility and an Advanced Search FacilityMain Menu and Advanced SearchSearch HelpSearch Demonstration
Supporting InformationSupporting Information provides information to help users understand and use the NHS Data Model and DictionarySupporting InformationSupporting Information HelpSupporting Information Demonstration
Test Your KnowledgeTest Your Knowledge can be found at the end of each Demonstration to check your understanding of the subjectNoneTest Your KnowledgeNone
What's NewThe What's New page shows the Information Standards and Collections (including Extractions) 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 HelpWhat's New Demonstration

** This is not a demonstration, guidance is available on the new Commissioning Data Set Layout.

Please note that the information contained in the demonstrations was correct at the time of publication.

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NHS BUSINESS DEFINITIONS HELP

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The text for each NHS Business Definition starts by identifying which Class is used and is followed by a description of the item.

Each NHS Business Definition name is distinguished from Classes, Attributes and Data Elements by appearing in Title Case rather than UPPERCASE (see the example below) and where the name in text in Blue, it indicates that it is a hyperlink and if clicked on will display the definition for that NHS Business Definition.

An example of an NHS Business Definition is a Hospital Provider Spell, which is related to the Class ACTIVITY GROUP.

The following information is available on an NHS Business Definition:

  • "Description" tab: a definition of the NHS Business Definition which provides hyperlinks to other related definitions.
  • "Where Used" tab: every item where the NHS Business Definition is used within the NHS Data Model and Dictionary. 

What would you like to do next?

  •  NHS Data Model and Dictionary Content

View NHS Business Definitions in the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.

  •   Demonstrations

For a demonstration on NHS Business Definitions, see the NHS Business Definitions Demonstration.

Please note that you will need flash player to view these demonstrations. If you do not have flash player, contact your organisation's technical support for further information.

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TEST YOUR KNOWLEDGE

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   Test Your Knowledge

A number of short Demonstrations are available which will take you through each component, step by step, in an easy to understand screen capture including a voice over and readable captions.
You can access the Demonstrations from the help pages, they are indicated by this icon .

Please note that the information contained in the demonstrations was correct at the time of publication.

At the end of each demonstration, you can choose where you want to go next, you can either:

  • Test Your Knowledge on the section you have just completed
  • navigate through all the demonstrations in the order above (recommended for new users)
  • return to the Help Menu
  • return to the Front Page of the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.

The Test Your Knowledge section provides 3 questions on each of the Demonstrations to check your understanding of the subject:

Once you have completed the Demonstrations and Test Your Knowledge, there are two quizzes to check your understanding of the help pages and the navigation options:

What would you like to do next?

  •  NHS Data Model and Dictionary Content

Access the NHS Data Model and Dictionary Main Menu.

  •   Help Pages

If you need help using the NHS Data Model and Dictionary, access the Help pages.

   Test Your Knowledge

A number of short Demonstrations are available which will take you through each component, step by step, in an easy to understand screen capture including a voice over and readable captions.
You can access the Demonstrations from the help pages, they are indicated by this icon .

Please note that the information contained in the demonstrations was correct at the time of publication.

At the end of each demonstration, you can choose where you want to go next, you can either:

  • Test Your Knowledge on the section you have just completed
  • navigate through all the demonstrations in the order above (recommended for new users)
  • return to the Help Menu
  • return to the Front Page of the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.

The Test Your Knowledge section provides 3 questions on each of the Demonstrations to check your understanding of the subject:

Once you have completed the Demonstrations and Test Your Knowledge, there are two quizzes to check your understanding of the help pages and the navigation options:

What would you like to do next?

  •  NHS Data Model and Dictionary Content

Access the NHS Data Model and Dictionary Main Menu.

  •   Help Pages

If you need help using the NHS Data Model and Dictionary, access the Help pages.

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For enquiries about this Change Request, please email information.standards@hscic.gov.uk