|Format/Length:||an3 or an5|
|National Codes:||See ORGANISATION CODE|
|ODS Default Codes:||TDH00 - Overseas Visitor exempt from charges|
CDS PRIME RECIPIENT IDENTITY is the mandatory NHS ORGANISATION CODE (or valid Organisation Data Service Default Code) representing the ORGANISATION determined to be the Commissioning Data Set Prime Recipient of the Commissioning Data Set Message as indicated in the Commissioning Data Set Addressing Grid.
The CDS PRIME RECIPIENT IDENTITY must be allocated on the first creation and submission of a CDS TYPE for a PATIENT and must not change even if the ADDRESS or Primary Care Trust of the PATIENT changes during the lifetime of the Commissioning Data Set record otherwise duplicate Commissioning Data Set data may be lodged in the Secondary Uses Service database.
CDS PRIME RECIPIENT IDENTITY is a mandatory data item crucial for the correct indexing of the database and must not be changed during the life of the associated Commissioning Data Set. It does not identify the first or most important recipient of data, i.e. there is no inference of primacy of one recipient over another.
Please note that the following Organisation Data Service Default Codes must not be used in the Commissioning Data Set (CDS) header because they are not default Commissioner codes:
- Q99 - High Level Health Geography/Primary Care Organisation of Residence Not Known
- X98 - Primary Care Organisation Not Applicable (Overseas Visitors)
This data element is also known by these names:
|schema||ORGANISATION CODE (PRIME RECIPIENT IDENTITY)|
|plural||CDS PRIME RECIPIENT IDENTITIES|