NHS Data Model and DictionaryNHS Digital
Type:Patch
Reference:1627
Version No:1.0
Subject:Amendment to NHS Business Definitions for Information Standard Palliative Care Co-ordination: Core Content
Effective Date:Immediate
Reason for Change:NHS Business Definitions Patch
Publication Date:21 September 2017

Background:

NHS Business Definitions contained in the NHS Data Model and Dictionary referenced in Information Standard Palliative Care Co-ordination: Core Content SCCI 1580 require links to the standard for clarity. This Change Request amends the supporting NHS Business Definitions to the NHS Data Model and Dictionary in respect of:

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Summary of changes:

Supporting Information
CARER   Changed Description
CARE WORKER   Changed Description
KEY WORKER   Changed Description
 

Date:21 September 2017
Sponsor:Alex Elias, Standards Delivery and Cross-Government Programmes Director, NHS Digital

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CARER

Change to Supporting Information: Changed Description

A Carer is a PERSON.

A Carer is a PERSON who is either providing or intending to provide a substantial amount of unpaid care on a regular basis for someone who is disabled, ill or frail.

A Carer is usually a family member, friend or neighbour and does not include Care Workers (Carers (Recognition and Services) Act 1995.)

 Note: This NHS Business Definition is referenced by the approved Information Standard SCCI1580: Palliative Care Co-ordination: Core Content (Formerly End of Life Care).

 

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CARE WORKER

Change to Supporting Information: Changed Description

A Care Worker is a PERSON.

A Care Worker is employed to support and supervise vulnerable, infirm or disadvantaged people, or those under the care of the state. They can be volunteers who provide care as part of their work for the voluntary organisation or paid workers who are providing care by virtue of a contract of employment or any other contract.

 Note: This NHS Business Definition is referenced by the approved Information Standard SCCI1580: Palliative Care Co-ordination: Core Content (Formerly End of Life Care).

 

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KEY WORKER

Change to Supporting Information: Changed Description

A Key Worker is a CARE PROFESSIONAL.

A Key Worker is a CARE PROFESSIONAL who takes a key role in co-ordinating the care of the PATIENT and promoting continuity, ensuring the PATIENT knows who to access for information and advice.

 Note: This NHS Business Definition is referenced by the approved Information Standard SCCI1580: Palliative Care Co-ordination: Core Content (Formerly End of Life Care).

 

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