If a doctor chooses to enter general practice in England or Wales, a further 6-digit number is allocated by the Health and Social Care Information Centre. This number is referred to as the DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER.
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. The NHS Prescription Services uses this for the issue of prescription pads, etc.
Doctor Index Number Code Table
|DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER||0-9||0-9||0-9||0-9||0-9||0-9||Health and Social Care Information Centre||GMPs in England & Wales||DIN||Allocated to a doctor upon applying to enter General Practice in England or Wales|
This attribute is also known by these names:
|plural||DOCTOR INDEX NUMBERS|