CARE PROFESSIONAL MAIN SPECIALTY CODE

Format/Length:an3
HES Item:MAINSPEF
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

Notes:
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.

All Non-Consultant Led Activity is identified by a pseudo CARE PROFESSIONAL MAIN SPECIALTY CODE of:

The default codes 199 and 499 are only applicable for overseas providers.

For the purposes of the Quarterly Bed Availability and Occupancy Data Set (KH03), the applicable list of CARE PROFESSIONAL MAIN SPECIALTY CODES is available by emailing unify2@dh.gsi.gov.uk.

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.

For further information, please refer to the Secondary Uses Service Guidance page.

 

This data element is also known by these names:
ContextAlias
pluralCARE PROFESSIONAL MAIN SPECIALTY CODES