|National Codes:||See MAIN SPECIALTY CODE|
|Default Codes:||199 - Non-UK provider; specialty function not known, treatment mainly surgical|
|499 - Non-UK provider; specialty function not known, treatment mainly medical|
CARE PROFESSIONAL MAIN SPECIALTY CODE is the same as attribute MAIN SPECIALTY CODE.
CARE PROFESSIONAL MAIN SPECIALTY CODE is the specialty in which the CONSULTANT is contracted or recognised. MAIN SPECIALTY classifies clinical work divisions more precisely for a limited number of specialties.
- 560 - Non-Consultant Led Activity - Midwife
- 950 - Non-Consultant Led Activity - Nursing
- 960 - Non-Consultant Led Activity - Allied Health Professional.
The default codes 199 and 499 are only applicable for overseas providers.
CARE PROFESSIONAL MAIN SPECIALTY CODE is used by the Secondary Uses Service to derive the Healthcare Resource Group 4. Failure to correctly populate this data element is likely to result in an incorrect Healthcare Resource Group, usually associated with lower levels of healthcare resource.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||CARE PROFESSIONAL MAIN SPECIALTY CODES|