MAIN SPECIALTY CODE (MENTAL HEALTH) is the MAIN SPECIALTY CODE of the Mental Health Responsible Clinician for the PATIENT within the REPORTING PERIOD. If there is more than one during the REPORTING PERIOD, this will be the last or final one of REPORTING PERIOD.
If the Mental Health Responsible Clinician is the PATIENT's GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER, the code will be 600. If the Mental Health Responsible Clinician is a CONSULTANT, it will typically be one of the adult or elderly mental health MAIN SPECIALTIES, although it may be either a learning disability or child and adolescent psychiatry in certain circumstances. When the Mental Health Responsible Clinician is not a CONSULTANT, this should be the appropriate pseudo-specialty code or left blank.
Permitted National Codes:
|600||General Medical Practice|
|710||Adult Mental Illness|
|711||Child and Adolescent Psychiatry|
|715||Old Age Psychiatry|
|960||Allied Health Professional Episode|
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||MAIN SPECIALTY CODES (MENTAL HEALTH)|