NHS Data Model and DictionaryNHS Digital
Type:Patch
Reference:1849
Version No:1.0
Subject:Attributes with tables
Effective Date:Immediate
Reason for Change:Patch
Publication Date:4 November 2021

Background:

Work on versions of the Data Dictionary from 3+ onwards has identified an issue with the display of tables in the dita output.

This patch removes the tables from the following Attributes, and where appropriate, provides links to the Organisation Data Service pages on the NHS Digital website.

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Summary of changes:

Attribute Definitions
CONSULTANT CODE   Changed Description
DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER   Changed Description
GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBER   Changed Description
GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER CODE   Changed Description
GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER   Changed Description
GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE   Changed Description
PRIVATE CONTROLLED DRUG PRESCRIBER CODE   Changed Description
 

Date:4 November 2021
Sponsor:Nicholas Oughtibridge, Head of Information Standards Architecture, NHS Digital

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CONSULTANT CODE

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

A code uniquely identifying a CONSULTANT.

The CONSULTANT CODE is derived from either the GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER for GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS, or the GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBER for GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS (where the dentist doesn't have a GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER).The CONSULTANT CODE is derived from either the GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER for GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS, or the GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBER for GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS (where the Dentist doesn't have a GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER).

For GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS working as CONSULTANTS, the GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER's GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER should be used, see data item note for GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER (SPECIFIED).

For GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS working as a:

Note: There are some overseas-qualified dentists who are not fully registered with the General Dental Council but enjoy what is called "Temporary Registration". These dentists are not currently in the scope of the Dental Consultant codes file published by the Organisation Data Service and will not be included.For further information, see the Organisation Data Service pages of the NHS Digital website at:

Consultant Code format

Practitioner
Code Type

Character Position

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Hospital ConsultantC0-90-90-90-90-90-90-9NHS DigitalHospital Consultants in England and WalesConsultant CodeDerived from GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER, prefixed with a C.

For further information, please refer to English Hospital Consultants and Welsh Hospital Consultants.
Dental ConsultantCD0-90-90-90-90-90-9NHS DigitalDental Consultants in England and WalesDental Consultant CodeDerived from GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBER, prefixed with CD.
Note that GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBERS vary in length.
Filling zeros are used between the prefix and GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBER, where required, to maintain total length of 8 characters.

For further information, please refer to English Dental Consultants.

For NHS PATIENTS treated overseas, the commissioner of the overseas treatment is responsible for assuring that the overseas doctor is provided with a GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER. In the case of overseas doctors, the default code C9999998 should only be used where no GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER has been assigned.

All Midwife Episodes are identified in the Admitted Patient Care Commissioning Data Set (CDS) and Hospital Episode Statistics by a pseudo MAIN SPECIALTY CODE, 560, see Main Specialty and Treatment Function Codes Table. A default code is used in the CONSULTANT CODE field to show that a MIDWIFE is the responsible professional. Note that the MIDWIFE's own code is not used.For Commissioning Data Set version 6-2, default CONSULTANT CODES are used to identify ACTIVITY which is led by a NURSE, MIDWIFE or ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL. See CONSULTANT CODE for the default codes.

All Nursing Episodes are identified in the Admitted Patient Commissioning Data Set and Hospital Episode Statistics by a pseudo MAIN SPECIALTY CODE, 950, see Main Specialty and Treatment Function Codes Table. A default code is used in the CONSULTANT CODE field to show that a NURSE is the responsible professional. Note that the NURSE's own Nursing and Midwifery Council code is not used.For Commissioning Data Set version 6-3 onwards, CONSULTANT CODE is replaced by PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION ENTRY IDENTIFIER, which allows submission of the actual PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION code for NURSES, MIDWIVES and ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, as well as CONSULTANTS.

 

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DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

The General Medical Council allocates all doctors a GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER on their first contact with the General Medical Council.

A doctor can be both a GENERAL PRACTITIONER and a Hospital CONSULTANT, and therefore hold a DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER, GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE and a CONSULTANT CODE simultaneously.

Doctor Index Number Code Table

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DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER 0-90-90-90-90-90-9NHS DigitalGMPs in England & WalesDIN Allocated to a doctor upon applying to enter General Medical Practice in England or Wales
 For further information, see the Organisation Data Service pages of the NHS Digital website at:

 

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GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBER

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

A GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBER is allocated to a GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER by the General Dental Council.

All GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS and Dental Care Professionals who practise in the United Kingdom must be registered with the General Dental Council.

This includes, all Dentists, Dental Nurses, Dental Technicians, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Clinical Dental Technicians and Orthodontic TherapistsThis includes, all Dentists, Dental Nurses, Dental Technicians, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Clinical Dental Technicians and Orthodontic Therapists

The General Dental Council Dentists Register lists all dentists registered with the General Dental Council.
The General Dental Council also maintains the General Dental Council Dental Care Professionals Register and the General Dental Council Specialist Lists in Distinctive Branches of Dentistry.
The General Dental Council Dentists Register lists all Dentists registered with the General Dental Council.

Note: The General Dental Council also maintains the General Dental Council Dental Care Professionals Register and the General Dental Council Specialist Lists in Distinctive Branches of Dentistry.

For further information on Dentist registration, see the General Dental Council website at: Search the registers.

For Commissioning Data Set version 6-2, for GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS working as a dental CONSULTANT who do not have a GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER, the GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBER should be used to derive the CONSULTANT CODE, prefixed with "CD".

Note: GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBERS vary in length. Filling zeros are used between the prefix and GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBER, where required, to maintain total length of eight characters.

For GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS working as a dental CONSULTANT who do not have a GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER, the GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBER should be used to derive the CONSULTANT CODE, prefixed with "CD".For further information, see the Organisation Data Service pages of the NHS Digital website at: English Dental Consultants.

For further information, please refer to English Dental Consultants on the NHS Digital website.

GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBER FORMAT

Practitioner
Code Type

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GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBER 0-90-90-90-90-90-9  General Dental Council GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS, Dental Nurses, Dental Technicians, Dental Hygienists, Dental Therapists, Clinical Dental TechniciansOrthodontic Therapists GDC The General Dental Council is a Regulatory Body - all GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS and Dental Care Professionals who practise in the United Kingdom must be registered with the General Dental Council 
 

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GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER CODE

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

A unique code identifying a GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER.

NHS Dental Services allocates GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER CODES to GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS carrying out work for the NHS.

A doctor can be both a GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER and a Dental CONSULTANT, and therefore hold a GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER CODE and a CONSULTANT CODE simultaneously.

General Dental Practitioner Code format

Practitioner
Code Type

Character Position

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General Dental Practitioner CodeD0-90-90-90-90-90-90-9NHS Dental Services GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS in England & WalesGDPAllocated to GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS who work for the NHS
 

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GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

The General Medical Council allocates all doctors a GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER on their first contact with the General Medical Council.A GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER is allocated to all doctors on their first contact with the General Medical Council, see the General Medical Council website at: GMC reference numbers.

Note - when a doctor is registered to practise medicine in the United Kingdom, their details will appear on the "General Medical Council List of Registered Medical Practitioners" (LRMP). For further information on doctor registration, see the General Medical Council website.Note: when a doctor is registered to practise medicine in the United Kingdom, their details will appear on the "General Medical Council List of Registered Medical Practitioners" (LRMP).

GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER FORMAT

Practitioner
Code Type

Character Position

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GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER 0-90-90-90-90-90-90-9General Medical Council GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS and CONSULTANTS in the UKGMCThe General Medical Council is a Regulatory Body - all doctors receive a GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER on their first contact with the General Medical Council.
 For further information on doctor registration, see the General Medical Council website at: The medical register.

 

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GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE

Change to Attribute: Changed Description

This is the NHS Prescription Services code to identify a GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER.The NHS Prescription Services code to identify a GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER.

The DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER is passed to the NHS Prescription Services, which adds a leading character and a check digit to create the GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE. NHS Prescription Services use this for the issue of prescription pads etc.The GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE is based on the NHS Digital issued DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER and is issued by the NHS Prescription Services. The GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE is the DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER prefixed with a leading character and with a check digit added.

For England and Wales, in addition to a GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE, a GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER may have one or more spurious GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER Code(s). These are allocated if a GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER works in additional General Medical Practitioner Practice. The spurious GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER Codes are not derived from the DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER, but do follow the same format as the GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE, and are allocated by the NHS Prescription Services. All spurious GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER Codes begin with either 'G6' or 'G7'.For England and Wales, in addition to a GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE, a GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER may have one or more 'spurious' GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER Code(s).

England and Wales General Medical Practitioner Code format

Practitioner
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GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODEG0-90-90-90-90-90-90-9NHS Prescription ServicesPrescribing GMPs in England & WalesGMPDerived from DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER - NHS Prescription Services add leading G and a check digit. Associated with practice.

Scottish General Medical Practitioner Code format

Practitioner
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Scottish General Medical Practitioner CodeS0-90-90-90-90-90-90-9Information Standards Division (Scotland)GMPs in ScotlandGMP 

Northern Ireland General Medical Practitioner Code format

Practitioner
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Northern Ireland General Medical Practitioner CodeZE, N, S, W0-90-90-90-90-90Northern Ireland Dept of Health, Social Services and Public SafetyGMPs in Northern IrelandGMP 
 
  • These are allocated if a GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER works in additional General Medical Practitioner Practice. The 'spurious' GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER Codes are not derived from the DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER, but do follow the same format as the GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE, and are allocated by the NHS Prescription Services. All 'spurious' GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER Codes begin with either 'G6' or 'G7'.
  • For further information on 'spurious' codes , see the NHS Business Services Authority website at: Information on spurious codes.
  • For further information, see the Organisation Data Service pages of the NHS Digital website at:

     

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    PRIVATE CONTROLLED DRUG PRESCRIBER CODE

    Change to Attribute: Changed Description

    A PRIVATE CONTROLLED DRUG PRESCRIBER CODE is allocated by the NHS Prescription Services to private prescribers who prescribe schedule 2 and 3 controlled drugs that are intended to be dispensed by registered pharmacies.

    Note: A registered pharmacy means Pharmacy Premises registered with the General Pharmaceutical Council and listed on the General Pharmaceutical Council Register.

    For information on Controlled Drugs, see the NHS Business Services Authority Prescription Pricing Division website.

    Private Controlled Drug Prescribers fall into one of the following types:

    • Private General Practitioners
    • Private Nurses
    • Private Pharmacists
    • Private Optometrists
    • Private Physiotherapists
    • Private Radiographers
    • Private Podiatrists.

    Each Private Controlled Drug Prescriber is linked to one Sustainability and Transformation Partnership (STP). This is the Sustainability and Transformation Partnership that is responsible for the Private Controlled Drug Prescriber and may not necessarily be the geographic Sustainability and Transformation Partnership.

    Private Controlled Drug Prescriber Code format

    Practitioner
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    PRIVATE CONTROLLED DRUG PRESCRIBER CODEQ0-90-90-90-90-90-90-9NHS Prescription Services Private Prescribers of Controlled Drugs in England and WalesPCDPLast character is a check digit
     For further information, see the Organisation Data Service pages of the NHS Digital website at:

     

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