The Hepatitis B Screening Programme (Hep B) File Specification describes the file format that is used to send information to the Ministry of Health for inclusion in the Hep B database. This includes the file layout and, to a lesser extent, the business rules used for validating the data items within the file.
There are two audiences for this document:
- Software developers designing, implementing and altering provider systems to ensure that they provide information in a format suitable for loading into the national collection.
- Business analysts verifying that all required data elements are present and specified correctly.
This document should be read in conjunction with the Hepatitis B Screening Programme Data Dictionary.