Change Request
 
NHS Information Authority

Reference: Change Request 346
Version No: 1.4
Subject: Public Health Laboratory Sevice (PHLS) Cessation
Type of Change: Revision to NHS Data Standards
Effective Date: 1 April 2003
Reason for Change: The Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) ceased to exist on the 01.04.2003

Background:

The Public Health Laboratory Service (PHLS) ceased to exist on the 01.04.2003, when responsibility for local routine diagnostic testing transferred to local NHS Trusts and national work, such as infection control, research etc, transferrred to the Health Protection Agency (HPA).

As a result changes have been made to the NHS Data Dictionary to delete references to the PHLS.

Summary of changes:
 
Class Definitions
PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT    Change to attributes
 
Attribute Definitions
PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT TYPE    Deleted
REQUEST CATEGORY    Change to description
 
Diagrams
PHLS PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY SERVICE    Deleted
 
Supporting Information
WORKFORCE    Change to supporting information

Name: Michelle Cambridge
Date: 1 July 2003
Sponsor: Data and Information Standards Programme

Note: Additions shown in highlighted with a blue background. Deletions are shown using strikeout.


PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT

Change to Class: change to attributes

Attributes of this Class are:
K PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT CODE
O DIAGNOSTIC FACILITIES ACUTE
   required for HIV/AIDS central returns
PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT TYPE


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    PATHOLOGY DEPARTMENT TYPE

    Change to Attribute: Deleted

    Deleted

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      REQUEST CATEGORY

      Change to Attribute: change to description

      A classification of REQUEST FOR DIAGNOSTIC TEST including the category of PATIENT (NHS or private) and the type of location from which the request was sent.

      Classification:
      a. Request in respect of a NHS patient, including amenity patients and overseas visitors charged under section 121 of the NHS Act 1977 as amended by Section 7(12) and (14) of the Health and Medicine Act 1988:
      i. from NHS facilities of another provider
      ii. being treated in a non-NHS institution
      iii. being treated in other than i or ii
      b. Request in respect of a private patient using accommodation or services authorised under Section 65 or 66 of the NHS Act 1977 (Section 7(10) of the Health and Medicine Act 1988 refers) as amended by Section 26 of the National Health Service and Community Care Act 1990
      c. Request in respect of a private patient in a non-NHS institution under a contractual arrangement when a Primary Care Trust or NHS Trust is providing a service to the institution in accord with Section 58 of the NHS Act 1977
      d. Category II request; those received as a result of work undertaken by hospital doctors within the scope of category II of the Schedule to paragraph 37 of the Terms and Conditions of Hospital Medical and Dental Staff. For example, requests may arise from examinations and reports on prospective emigrants for insurance and legal purposes and on behalf of the Employment Medical Advisory Service
      e. Request in respect of other human sources:
      i. from a NHS facility or
      ii. from a non-NHS institution under a contractual arrangement as specified at (c)
      f. Request in respect of a non-human source from any non-NHS organisation
      g. Request in respect of a non-human source from a NHS organisation

      It should be noted that for pathology requests category a. is subdivided into:
      i. those from NHS labs
      ii. those from PHLS labs



      This attribute is also known by these names:
      Context Alias



      This attribute is also known by these names:
      Context Alias
      plural REQUEST CATEGORIES


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        PHLS PUBLIC HEALTH LABORATORY SERVICE

        Change to Diagram: Deleted

        Deleted

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          WORKFORCE

          Change to Supporting Information: Change to supporting information

          CENTRAL RETURN DIAGRAMS - WORKFORCE

          ANC4 Practice Staff
          CEN1ETC CEN1, CEN2, CEN4 and CEN5 Assistants, Registrars, Salaried Doctors and Retainers
          CEN3 GMP Additional Data
          DIT Doctors in Training - Hours of Duty
          JDH Junior Doctors Hours
          LPNM1A Pay Monitoring Form LPNM1A : 1996
          MDW1 Medical/Dental Census
          MDW2 Medical/Dental Census
          NMWC Non-Medical Workforce Census
          PHLS Public Health Laboratory Service
          [DELETED] [DELETED]
          QM06 Provider Workforce Includes QM06 and QMO6T
          QNW> Qualified Nurse Workforce Monitoring Return
          SBH2B Bank Nursing and Midwifery Staff


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