GS1 Global Service Relation Number

A GS1 Global Service Relation Number is the GS1 Identification Key used to identify the relationship between a SERVICE provider and a SERVICE recipient. To limit privacy concerns, a GS1 Global Service Relation Number can only identify a business or individual in the context of the SERVICE relation.

For the AIDC for Patient Identification Data Set, the GS1 Global Service Relation Number relates to the recipient of the SERVICE to identify the relationship between a Health Care Provider and a PATIENT, and consists of:

Note that the GS1 Global Service Relation Number may also relate to the provider of a SERVICE, to identify the relationship between an ORGANISATION and providers of healthcare SERVICES, such as Care Workers or other CARE PROFESSIONALS. However this representation is not currently used for any existing NHS data sets.

Further guidance can be found on the NHS Digital website at: DAPB0108 Automatic Identification Data Capture (AIDC).

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