ORGANISATION CODE TYPE is a code to identify the format and basis of the release of an NHS ORGANISATION CODE being used.
Each use of an NHS ORGANISATION CODE within a Commissioning Data Set message must be associated with the release version of the NHS Organisation Code scheme. At present this may be derived locally by NHS IT systems.
The following values have been informally used in many Commissioning Data Set implementations and are recommended to be used:
|A or O*||Signifying "OLD" (pre-April 1996) to denote an Organisation Code issued before, and in use up to the 1996 major re-issue|
|B or N*||Signifying "NEW" (post-April 1996) to denote an Organisation Code issued from April 1996|
* The values of A and B must be used in the formatting of the CDS UNIQUE IDENTIFIER.
The use of this data element has been withdrawn from use in the CDS XML Schema from CDS XML Schema Version 5-0 (NHS005) onwards but it may still be used in the formatting of the CDS UNIQUE IDENTIFIER.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||ORGANISATION CODE TYPES|