CONSULTANT CODE

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HES Item:CONSULT
National Codes: 
ODS Default Codes:C9999998 - CONSULTANT, GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER not known
 CD999998 - Dental CONSULTANT: GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER / GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBER not known
 D9999998 - Dentist, GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER CODE not known
 M9999998 - MIDWIFE 
 N9999998 - NURSE 
 H9999998 - Other health care professional

Notes:
CONSULTANT CODE is the same as attribute CONSULTANT CODE.

All Midwife Episodes and attendances are identified in the Commissioning Data Sets and Hospital Episode Statistics by a pseudo MAIN SPECIALTY CODE, 560, see Main Specialty and Treatment Function Codes Table. An Organisation Data Service Default Code is used in the CONSULTANT CODE field to show that a MIDWIFE is the responsible CARE PROFESSIONAL. Note that the MIDWIFE's own Nursing and Midwifery Council code is not used.

All Nursing Episodes and attendances are identified in the Commissioning Data Sets and Hospital Episode Statistics by a pseudo MAIN SPECIALTY CODE, 950, see Main Specialty and Treatment Function Codes Table. An Organisation Data Service Default Code is used in the CONSULTANT CODE field to show that a NURSE is the responsible CARE PROFESSIONAL. Note that the NURSE's own Nursing and Midwifery Council code is not used.

 

This data element is also known by these names:
ContextAlias
pluralCONSULTANT CODES