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Validation of National Child Measurement Programme data

This paper sets out the principle and rules which will be used to validate the National Child Measurement Programme data (NCMP) which is collected via the NCMP online system

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Validation of National Child Measurement Programme data


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Summary

This paper sets out the principle and rules which will be used to validate the National Child Measurement Programme data (NCMP) which is collected via the NCMP online system


Introduction

The principle explains the rationale behind the rules which follow. The rules fall into two groups:

1. At source validations – these fall into two groups:

a. Errors these stop a record from being allowed into the system as they would invalidate the dataset, for example the same child details being entered twice.

b. Warnings these ask local authorities (LAs) to confirm the record is correct as the system has identified it as a potential error, e.g. extremely high weight measurements.

2. Post deadline validations these validations are carried out by NHS Digital once data from all LAs has been submitted and the collection period has closed. Any queries are then raised with the LA concerned. We welcome feedback from users of the NCMP online system on any additional validations they think we should consider. These should be sent to enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk using “NCMP validation suggestions” as the subject heading for the email. 

Last edited: 24 August 2021 10:47 am