Hepatitis B File Specification

Version 1.1

Published online: 
01 October 2003

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.

Publishing information

  • Date of publication:
    01 October 2003
  • Ordering information:
    Only soft copy available to download
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