Model View Diagram - Overview

GN020 - ORGANISATION STRUCTURE

  1. This diagram shows the structure of ORGANISATIONS involved in supplying and supporting health care services.

  2. Each ORGANISATION may be a particular subtype such as: STRATEGIC HEALTH AUTHORITY, PRIMARY CARE TRUST, NHS TRUST and GP PRACTICE. ORGANISATIONS may be hierarchically structured. Such structures are recorded using ORGANISATION STRUCTURE. Accountability and other types of relationships between ORGANISATION, such as ownership, may also be recorded. These other types of relationship need not be hierarchical.

  3. An ORGANISATION is uniquely identified within the Health Service by an ORGANISATION CODE. Further ORGANISATION IDENTIFIERS that are generated by other ORGANISATIONS can be recorded.

  4. An ORGANISATION acts as a HEALTH CARE PROVIDER when providing health care services. Where a HEALTH CARE PROVIDER offers hospital services, it acts as a HOSPITAL PROVIDER.

  5. HOSPITAL SITE is a type of ORGANISATION SITE.

  6. A PATIENT may be registered with a GENERAL PRACTITIONER who may work for more than one GP PRACTICE as a PERSON ROLE IN ORGANISATION. The main practice may be recorded for each GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER. A PERSON may thus be registered as a PATIENT (a PERSON ROLE IN ORGANISATION) at a GP PRACTICE that may be different to the main practice for their GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER.