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    Data model principles

    High-level design principles related to the FHIR data modelling aspects of the system

    GP Connect Data Models

    • Data model assets to be held on GitHub.
    • Data models to be licensed under the Apache 2 license.
    • Code repositories will use the GitFlow branching model.
    • A Data library Git repository will hold shared/common resources.
    • FHIR resources will carry the major version in the name (e.g. gpconnect-patient-1) and major/minor version within StructureDefinition/Conformance.
    • Profiling tools (i.e. Furore Forge) will be used to create FHIR StructureDefinitions and ValueSets.


    It is common for the base FHIR® standard to require further adaptation to a particular context of use.

    Profiling is a general term which describes the process of adapting the base standard for use in a specific context. Typically, the profiling process both restricts and extends APIs, resources and terminologies.

    All content is available under the Open Government Licence v3.0, except where otherwise stated