Help: Attributes

An Attribute is the detailed information that describes a Class, for example, NHS NUMBER is an Attribute of the Class PATIENT.

Each Attribute:

  • Has a Purple Bar to signify that it is an Attribute;
  • Name is in UPPERCASE and where the name appears in text in PURPLE, it indicates that it is a hyperlink and if clicked on will display the definition for that Attribute.

The following information is available on an Attribute:

  • "Description" tab: a definition of the Attribute which provides hyperlinks to other related definitions. It may contain National Codes.

  • "Where Used" tab: every item where the Attribute is used within the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.

  • "Data Elements" tab: the Data Elements based on the Attribute.

What would you like to do next?

  •  NHS Data Model and Dictionary Content

View Attributes in the NHS Data Model and Dictionary.

  •   Demonstrations

For a demonstration on Attributes, see the Attributes 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.