HES Item: 
National Codes:See PERSON GENDER CODE 
Default Codes: 

PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT is the same as attribute PERSON GENDER CODE where the PERSON GENDER TYPE is National Code 'Person Gender Current'.

PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT is a PERSON's gender currently.

PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT is used by the Secondary Uses Service to derive the Healthcare Resource Group 4. Failure to correctly populate this data element is likely to result in an incorrect Healthcare Resource Group, usually associated with lower levels of healthcare resource.

For further information, please refer to the Secondary Uses Service Guidance page.

PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT will be replaced with PERSON STATED GENDER CODE, which should be used for all new and developing systems and for XML messages.