Attribute Definitions Introduction

The attributes of classes appearing in the NHS data standards logical data model are listed in alphabetical order. Click on a letter in the Attribute Bookmarks to display the list of attribute names for that letter. To display the definition for a specific attribute, click on the attribute name.

Each listed attribute contains its nationally agreed definition which may also include its agreed National Codes or classifications and a clickable link if a data element note also exists for it.

Each attribute name or class name which appears in the definition text is in uppercase. Where the name also appears in blue it indicates that it is clickable and if clicked on will display the definition for that attribute or class. In the same way, if a data element link is present and clicked on then the information for the data element will be displayed.

An attribute may be used by one or more classes.