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Type:Patch
Reference:1547
Version No:1.0
Subject:Replaced Items Patch
Effective Date:Immediate
Reason for Change:Patch
Publication Date:12 August 2015

Background:

Currently in the NHS Data Model and Dictionary where an item is due to be replaced with an item with a more recent definition, the notes states:

"The item" will be replaced by "the new item", which should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.

This note is out of date and is to be replaced with:

"The item" will be replaced with "the new item", which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

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Summary of changes:

Class Definitions
PERSON GENDER   Changed Description
PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX   Changed Description
PERSON STATED GENDER   Changed Description
 
Attribute Definitions
ACTIVITY LOCATION TYPE CODE   Changed Description
DEATH LOCATION TYPE   Changed Description
DEATH LOCATION TYPE CODE   Changed Description
LOCATION TYPE CODE   Changed Description
PERSON GENDER CODE   Changed Description
PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX CLASSIFICATION   Changed Description
PERSON STATED GENDER CODE   Changed Description
 
Data Elements
BIRTH DATE   Changed Description
BODY MASS INDEX   Changed Description
DEATH LOCATION TYPE (ACTUAL)   Changed Description
DEATH LOCATION TYPE CODE (ACTUAL)   Changed Description
DISCHARGE METHOD (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL)   Changed Description
DISCHARGE METHOD CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL)   Changed Description
IMAGING CODE (SNOMED CT)   Changed Description
IMAGING CODE (SNOMED-CT)   Changed Description
PERSON BIRTH DATE   Changed Description
PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT   Changed Description
PERSON GENDER CURRENT   Changed Description
PERSON OBSERVATION (BMI)   Changed Description
PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX   Changed Description
PERSON STATED GENDER CODE   Changed Description
SEX   Changed Description
SMOKING STATUS   Changed Description
SMOKING STATUS CODE   Changed Description
 

Date:12 August 2015
Sponsor:Richard Kavanagh, Head of Data Standards - Interoperability Specifications, Architecture, Standards and Innovation, 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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PERSON GENDER

Change to Class: Changed Description

A classification of the gender of a PERSON.

PERSON GENDER will be replaced by PERSON STATED GENDER, which should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.PERSON GENDER will be replaced with PERSON STATED GENDER or PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

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PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX

Change to Class: Changed Description

A classification of the observed sex of a PERSON, relating to the biological, physiological and physical characteristics that differentiate men and women, determined by endocrine influences.

PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX is observed by a PERSON (such as a CARE PROFESSIONAL), and is not self-stated.

 PERSON GENDER will be replaced with PERSON STATED GENDER or PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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PERSON STATED GENDER

Change to Class: Changed Description

The stated gender of a PERSON.

PERSON STATED GENDER is self declared, or inferred by observation for those unable to declare.

PERSON STATED GENDER replaces PERSON GENDER and should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.PERSON GENDER will be replaced with PERSON STATED GENDER or PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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ACTIVITY LOCATION TYPE CODE

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

The type of LOCATION for an ACTIVITY:

ACTIVITY LOCATION TYPE CODE replaces LOCATION TYPE CODE and should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.LOCATION TYPE CODE will be replaced with ACTIVITY LOCATION TYPE CODE, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

National Codes:

CODEVALUENOTES
 PATIENT Main Residence or Related Location
A01PATIENT's Home 
A02Carer's Home 
A03PATIENT's Workplace 
A04Other PATIENT Related Locatione.g. temporary address
 Health Centre Premises
B01Primary Care Health CentrePrimary Care Health Centre with or without GP Practice(s) based in it, providing community-based healthcare services such as podiatry, community dentistry, ophthalmology, minor injuries nursing etc, Sexual and Reproductive Health Service, health promotion etc, and sometimes hosting outreach services from NHS Trusts and NHS Foundation Trusts
B02PolyclinicProvide similar services to Primary Care Health Centre but also additional services such as diagnostics, minor procedures, Out-Patient Appointments, urgent care etc. and also co-located services with Local Authority Social Care.  May also provide extended/out of hours services.
 GENERAL PRACTITIONER and OPHTHALMIC MEDICAL PRACTITIONER
C01General Medical Practitioner PracticeStand-alone GP Practice premises, not part of a Primary Care Health Centre
C02Dental PracticeStand-alone GP Practice premises, not part of a Primary Care Health Centre
C03OPHTHALMIC MEDICAL PRACTITIONER Premises 
 Walk In Centres, Out of Hours Premises and Emergency Community Dental Services
D01Walk In CentreMay be NHS GENERAL PRACTITIONER Led, NURSE-led, or provided by private company.  May be sited in different areas - health care premises, in retail premises etc
D02Out of Hours CentreMay be NHS GENERAL PRACTITIONER-Led, NURSE-led, or provided by private company.  May be sited in different areas - health care premises, in retail premises etc
D03Emergency Community Dental ServiceRun by Community Dental Services not GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS
 Locations on Hospital Premises
E01Out-Patient Clinic 
E02WARD 
E03Day Hospital 
E04Accident and Emergency or Minor Injuries Department 
E99Other Departmentse.g. Pathology Laboratories, physiotherapy, diagnostic imaging, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy Premises etc
 Hospice Premises
F01Hospice 
 Nursing and Residential Homes
G01Care Home Without Nursing 
G02Care Home With Nursing 
G03Children's Home 
G04Integrated Care Home Without Nursing and Care Home With Nursing * 
 Day Centre Premises
H01Day CentreFacilities operated by the NHS, Social Services or private or voluntary bodies, providing day care and respite care for elderly or disabled people
 Resource Centre Premises
J01Resource CentrePremises where information and support for PATIENTS and their families/carers is provided.
 Dedicated Facilities for Children and Families
K01Sure Start Children’s CentreChildren’s centres are service hubs where children under five years old and their families can receive seamless integrated services and information. Services vary according to centre but may include:
  • Integrated early education and childcare
  • Support for parents including advice on parenting, local childcare options and access to specialist services for families
  • Child and family health services
  • Helping parents into work
K02Child Development Centre 
 Educational, Childcare and Training Establishments
L01SchoolIncluding Extended Services, where provided on School premises (where provided off School premises, use other appropriate location)
L02Further Education College 
L03University 
L04Nursery PremisesPre-school Nurseries attached to Schools would be classed as Schools in their own right
L05Other Childcare Premisese.g. Childminder
L06Training Establishments 
L99Other Educational PremisesSuch as Teenage Pregnancy Units, School Preparation Units (for toddlers), Pupil Referral Units (excluded older children and young people), units providing specialist education e.g. deaf children, autistic children etc
 Justice and Home Office Premises
M01Prison 
M02Probation Service Premises 
M03Police Station / Police Custody Suite 
M04Young Offenders Institute 
M05Immigration Removal Centre 
 Public Locations
N01Street or other public open spacePublic areas such as streets, parks, outdoor sports facilities etc
N02Other publicly accessible area or buildingPublicly accessible premises such as Youth Centres, supermarkets, shops and other retail locations such as shopping centres, community facilities such as libraries, church halls, community centres etc
N03Voluntary or charitable agency premises 
N04Dispensing Optician Premises 
N05Dispensing Pharmacy PremisesWhere it is not on a Hospital Site
 Other Locations
X01Other locations not elsewhere classified 

Note: * National Code G04 is for use in the Mental Health and Learning Disabilities Data Set. The values are not currently permitted to flow in other data sets. Users of these other data sets must map National Code G04 locally to other appropriate ACTIVITY LOCATION TYPE CODES for the purposes of flowing data. 

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DEATH LOCATION TYPE

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

The type of LOCATION at which a PERSON died.

For the purposes of the Community Information Data Set this is either the LOCATION where the PATIENT expressed a preference to die, or where they actually died.

National Codes:

1Hospital
2NHS hospice / Specialist Palliative Care unit
3Voluntary hospice / Specialist Palliative Care unit
4PATIENT's own home
5Care Home 
6Other

DEATH LOCATION TYPE will be replaced by DEATH LOCATION TYPE CODE, which should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.DEATH LOCATION TYPE will be replaced with DEATH LOCATION TYPE CODE, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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DEATH LOCATION TYPE CODE

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

The type of LOCATION:

National Codes:

10Hospital
20Private Residence
21PATIENT's own home
22Other private residence (e.g. relatives home, carers home)
30Hospice
40Care Home 
41Care Home With Nursing
42Care Home Without Nursing
50Other

DEATH LOCATION TYPE CODE replaces DEATH LOCATION TYPE and should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.DEATH LOCATION TYPE will be replaced with DEATH LOCATION TYPE CODE, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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LOCATION TYPE CODE

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

A code identifying the type of LOCATION.

LOCATION TYPE CODE will be replaced with ACTIVITY LOCATION TYPE CODE, which should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.LOCATION TYPE CODE will be replaced with ACTIVITY LOCATION TYPE CODE, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

National Codes:

001Client's or PATIENT's Home
002Health Centre
003GP Practice premises other than Health Centre
004WARD on NHS Hospital Site
006Hospice
007Other Voluntary or Private Hospital or Nursing Home
008Group Home managed by the NHS
009Group Home managed by Local Authority
010Group Home managed by Voluntary or Private Agents
011Other Residential Care Homes managed by Local Authority
012Other Residential Care Homes managed by Voluntary or Private Agents
013NHS Day Care Facility on NHS Hospital Site
014NHS Day Care Facility on Other Sites
015Day Centre managed by Local Authority
016Day Centre managed by Voluntary or Private Agents
017NHS Consultant Clinic Premises on a NHS Hospital site
018NHS Consultant Clinic Premises off a NHS Hospital site
019Health Clinic managed by the NHS
020Health Clinic managed by Voluntary or Private Agents
021Resource Centre on NHS Hospital Site
022Resource Centre managed by the NHS off NHS Hospital Site
023Resource Centre managed by Local Authority
024Resource Centre managed by Voluntary or Private Agents
025Professional Staff Group Department on NHS Hospital Site
026Professional Staff Group Department managed by the NHS off NHS Hospital Site
027Professional Staff Group Department managed by Local Authority
028Professional Staff Group Department managed by Voluntary or Private Agents
029Educational Establishment Premises managed by Local Authority or Grant Maintained
030Educational Establishment Premises managed by Voluntary or Private Agents
031Other Health or Local Authority Facility on NHS Hospital Site
032Other Health or Local Authority Site managed by the NHS off NHS Hospital Site
033Other Health or Local Authority Site managed by Local Authority
034Other Health or Local Authority Site managed by Voluntary or Private Agents
035Prison Department Establishments
036Public Place or Street, or Police Station
037Other locations not classified elsewhere
038NHS Nursing Home
039Other Residential Care Homes managed by the NHS
 

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PERSON GENDER CODE

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

The classification is phenotypical rather than genotypical, i.e. it does not provide codes for medical or scientific purposes.

Notes:

  • National Code 'Not Known' means that the sex of a PERSON has not been recorded
  • National Code 'Not Specified' means indeterminate, i.e. unable to be classified as either male or female.

National Codes:

0Not Known
1Male
2Female
9Not Specified

Note:
This was e-GIF approved for use in NHS England.
e-GIF and the Government Data Standards Catalogue have been archived and are available for reference only.

PERSON GENDER CODE will be replaced by PERSON STATED GENDER CODE, which should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.PERSON GENDER CODE will be replaced with PERSON STATED GENDER CODE or PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX CLASSIFICATION, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX CLASSIFICATION

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

A classification of PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX.

National Codes:

1Male
2Female
9Indeterminate (unable to be classified as either male or female)
 PERSON GENDER CODE will be replaced with PERSON STATED GENDER CODE or PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX CLASSIFICATION, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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PERSON STATED GENDER CODE

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

The gender of a PERSON

PERSON STATED GENDER CODE is self declared or inferred by observation for those unable to declare their PERSON STATED GENDER.

National Codes:

1Male
2Female
9Indeterminate (unable to be classified as either male or female)

PERSON STATED GENDER CODE replaces PERSON GENDER CODE and should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.PERSON GENDER CODE will be replaced with PERSON STATED GENDER CODE or PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX CLASSIFICATION, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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BIRTH DATE

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:n8 - ccyymmdd
HES Item:DOB
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 


Notes:
PERSON BIRTH DATE should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.BIRTH DATE is the date on which a PERSON was born. 

BIRTH DATE will be replaced with PERSON BIRTH DATE which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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BODY MASS INDEX

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:n2.n1
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
BODY MASS INDEX (BMI) is the Body Mass Index of the PATIENT.

For the Cancer Outcomes and Services Data Set, BODY MASS INDEX is the estimate of a PATIENT's Body Mass Index at PATIENT DIAGNOSIS.

BODY MASS INDEX replaces PERSON OBSERVATION (BMI) and should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.PERSON OBSERVATION (BMI) will be replaced with BODY MASS INDEX, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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DEATH LOCATION TYPE (ACTUAL)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:an1
National Codes:See DEATH LOCATION TYPE
Default Codes: 

Notes:
DEATH LOCATION TYPE (ACTUAL) is the same as attribute DEATH LOCATION TYPE.

DEATH LOCATION TYPE (ACTUAL) is the actual place where the PATIENT died.

DEATH LOCATION TYPE (ACTUAL) will be replaced by DEATH LOCATION TYPE CODE (ACTUAL), which should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.DEATH LOCATION TYPE (ACTUAL) will be replaced with DEATH LOCATION TYPE CODE (ACTUAL), which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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DEATH LOCATION TYPE CODE (ACTUAL)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:an2
National Codes:See DEATH LOCATION TYPE CODE
Default Codes: 

Notes:
DEATH LOCATION TYPE CODE (ACTUAL) is the same as attribute DEATH LOCATION TYPE CODE.

DEATH LOCATION TYPE CODE (ACTUAL) is the actual LOCATION where the PERSON died.

DEATH LOCATION TYPE CODE (ACTUAL) replaces DEATH LOCATION TYPE (ACTUAL) and should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.DEATH LOCATION TYPE (ACTUAL) will be replaced with DEATH LOCATION TYPE CODE (ACTUAL), which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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DISCHARGE METHOD (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:n1
HES Item:DISMETH
National Codes:See DISCHARGE METHOD
Default Codes:8 - Not applicable - Hospital Provider Spell not finished at episode end (i.e. not discharged) or current episode unfinished
 9 - Not known: a validation error

Notes:
DISCHARGE METHOD (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) is the same as attribute DISCHARGE METHOD.

DISCHARGE METHOD (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) will be replaced with DISCHARGE METHOD CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL), which should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.DISCHARGE METHOD (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) will be replaced with DISCHARGE METHOD CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL), which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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DISCHARGE METHOD CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:an1
HES Item:DISMETH
National Codes:See DISCHARGE METHOD
Default Codes:8 - Not applicable - Hospital Provider Spell not finished at episode end (i.e. not discharged) or current episode unfinished
 9 - Not known: a validation error

Notes:
DISCHARGE METHOD CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) is the same as attribute DISCHARGE METHOD.

DISCHARGE METHOD CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) is used by the Secondary Uses Service to derive the Healthcare Resource Group 4. Failure to correctly populate this data element is likely to result in an incorrect Healthcare Resource Group, usually associated with lower levels of healthcare resource.

For further information, please refer to the Secondary Uses Service Guidance page.

DISCHARGE METHOD CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) replaces DISCHARGE METHOD (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) and should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.DISCHARGE METHOD (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) will be replaced with DISCHARGE METHOD CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL), which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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IMAGING CODE (SNOMED CT)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:min n6 max n18
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
IMAGING CODE (SNOMED CT) is the same as attribute CLINICAL TERMINOLOGY CODE.

IMAGING CODE (SNOMED CT) is the SNOMED CT concept ID which is used to identify the Diagnostic Imaging test.

The SNOMED CT Subset:

  • original ID is 611000000135
  • name is 'UK Diagnostic Imaging Procedure Concepts'.

IMAGING CODE (SNOMED CT) replaces IMAGING CODE (SNOMED-CT) and should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.IMAGING CODE (SNOMED-CT) will be replaced with IMAGING CODE (SNOMED CT), which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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IMAGING CODE (SNOMED-CT)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:max n18
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
IMAGING CODE (SNOMED-CT) is the same as attribute CLINICAL TERMINOLOGY CODE.

IMAGING CODE (SNOMED-CT) is the SNOMED CT concept ID which is used to identify the Diagnostic Imaging test.

The SNOMED CT Subset:

  • original ID is 611000000135
  • name is 'UK Diagnostic Imaging Procedure Concepts'.
 IMAGING CODE (SNOMED-CT) will be replaced with IMAGING CODE (SNOMED CT), which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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PERSON BIRTH DATE

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:See DATE 
HES Item:DOB
NWDS ID:PEBD
NWDS Field Name:Date of Birth
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
PERSON BIRTH DATE is the same as attribute PERSON BIRTH DATE.

PERSON BIRTH DATE should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.BIRTH DATE will be replaced with PERSON BIRTH DATE which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:an1
National Codes:See PERSON GENDER CODE 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT is the same as attribute PERSON GENDER CODE where the PERSON GENDER TYPE is National Code 'Person Gender Current'.

PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT is a PERSON's gender currently.

PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT is used by the Secondary Uses Service to derive the Healthcare Resource Group 4. Failure to correctly populate this data element is likely to result in an incorrect Healthcare Resource Group, usually associated with lower levels of healthcare resource.

For further information, please refer to the Secondary Uses Service Guidance page.

PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT will be replaced with PERSON STATED GENDER CODE, which should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT will be replaced with PERSON STATED GENDER CODE or PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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PERSON GENDER CURRENT

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:1 numeric
National Codes:See PERSON GENDER CODE 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
PERSON GENDER CURRENT is the same as attribute PERSON GENDER CODE where the PERSON GENDER TYPE is National Code 'Person Gender Current'.

PERSON GENDER CURRENT is a PERSON's gender currently.

PERSON GENDER CURRENT will be replaced with PERSON STATED GENDER CODE, which should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.PERSON GENDER CURRENT will be replaced with PERSON STATED GENDER CODE or PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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PERSON OBSERVATION (BMI)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:nn.n
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
PERSON OBSERVATION (BMI) is the Body Mass Index of the PATIENT.

PERSON OBSERVATION (BMI) will be replaced with BODY MASS INDEX, which should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.PERSON OBSERVATION (BMI) will be replaced with BODY MASS INDEX, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:an1
National Codes:See PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX CLASSIFICATION
Default Codes:X - Not Known (PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX CLASSIFICATION not recorded)

Notes:
PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX is the same as attribute PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX CLASSIFICATIONPERSON GENDER CURRENT and PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT will be replaced with PERSON STATED GENDER CODE or PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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PERSON STATED GENDER CODE

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:an1
National Codes:See PERSON STATED GENDER CODE
Default Codes:X - Not Known (PERSON STATED GENDER CODE not recorded)

Notes:
PERSON STATED GENDER CODE is the same as attribute PERSON STATED GENDER CODE.

PERSON STATED GENDER CODE replaces PERSON GENDER CURRENT and PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT, which should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.PERSON GENDER CURRENT and PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT will be replaced with PERSON STATED GENDER CODE or PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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SEX

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:n1
HES Item:SEX
National Codes:See PERSON GENDER CODE 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
SEX is the same as the attribute PERSON GENDER CODE.

PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.SEX will be replaced with PERSON STATED GENDER CODE or PERSON PHENOTYPIC SEX, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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SMOKING STATUS

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:n1
National Codes:See SMOKING STATUS 
Default Codes:9 - Unknown

Notes:
SMOKING STATUS is the same as attribute SMOKING STATUS.

SMOKING STATUS will be replaced with SMOKING STATUS CODE, which should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.SMOKING STATUS will be replaced with SMOKING STATUS CODE, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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SMOKING STATUS CODE

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/Length:an1
National Codes:See SMOKING STATUS 
Default Codes:9 - Unknown (Not Recorded)

Notes:
SMOKING STATUS CODE is the same as attribute SMOKING STATUS.

Code '9 - Unknown' is not a valid code in the NHS Health Checks Data Set.

SMOKING STATUS CODE replaces SMOKING STATUS and should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.SMOKING STATUS will be replaced with SMOKING STATUS CODE, which is the most recent approved national information standard to describe the required definition.

 

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