The National Booking Reporting System (NBRS) File Specification defines the file format used to send information to the Ministry for inclusion in the NBRS national collection. 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 export 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 National Booking Reporting System Data Dictionary.