National Workforce Data Set (NWD) guidance documents
These guidance documents have been produced for organisations that use the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and/or employ NHS staff. They provide guidance on the use of key data items from the National Workforce Data set (NWD) to enable those using ESR to make informed coding decisions and improve data quality. They are intended to be 'living' documents which will be reviewed and updated as required, and we welcome feedback and ideas for development. If you wish to make comments or suggestions, or require further information please email email@example.com
A Guide to the Staff Group, Job Role and Area of Work classifications used in ESR
This document provides guidance on the usage of Staff Group, Job Role and Area of Work values as determined by the National Workforce Data set (NWD) and made available in the Electronic Staff Record (ESR) and other systems. This guidance has been developed from and replaces the ESR document 'A Guide to Job Roles, Staff Groups and Areas of Work' which was last published in August 2004.
This new document is intended as an enhanced guidance tool, containing basic information regarding the principles and definitions of the relevant values as well as contextual detail.
- A Guide to the Staff Group Job Role and Area of Work Classifications used in ESR v3.0 [484kb]
- Appendix A Staff Group Definitions [19kb]
- Appendix B Job Role Definitions [85kb]
- Appendix C Job Role-Staff Group Alphabetical List [161kb]
- Appendix D Area of Work Alphabetical List [173kb]
- Appendix E Area of Work Primary-Secondary-Tertiary Alphabetical List [207kb]
Informatics Area of Work guidance
Using the Health Informatics Career Framework as a foundation, a new set of Area of Work values have been approved for use in the National Workforce Data set (NWD) by the Information Standards Board. This document provides guidance on how to apply the new values for those inputting records on ESR.
Occupation Code and Job Role Data Verifier
The ESR Central Team has developed a simple to use tool which allows Organisations to review and validate Occupation Code and Job Role combinations held within ESR.
The Tool is available via ESR KBase by accessing the following links:
For further details please refer to ESR User Notices UN1756 (operational users of ESR) and UNdw157 (data warehouse users).
If you have any questions regards the Occupation Code to Job Role mapping used in the verifier please contact the HSCIC Workforce team via firstname.lastname@example.org quoting 'Occupation Code Verifier' in your subject line.
Healthcare Science Guidance Document
The Healthcare Science Indicative Job Title Guidance document is the first of several dedicated guidance documents to be published. The HSCIC welcomes comments, questions and suggestions for additions to the document as it will be regularly reviewed. Please get in touch with the HSCIC Workforce team via email@example.com quoting 'Healthcare Science Guidance documents' in your subject line.
The new Healthcare Scientist (HCS) classifications will be introduced into ESR in release 21 at the end of December 2013 and the old values will no longer be available for selection. The new classifications should be applied to existing Positions as soon as possible and with effect from 1st January 2014. The HSCIC will be monitoring the uptake of the new coding scheme from March 2014 until it is fully implemented.
More detail regarding the changes to the ESR in response to these updates to the data standard are available in UN1828, available through ESR Kbase.
Further Healthcare Science Guidance documents will follow here in November 2013. If you wish to be contacted when these are made available then please email firstname.lastname@example.org