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 replaces MAIN SPECIALTY CODE and should be used for all new and developing data sets and for XML messages.

 

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