NHS Allied Health Professional Service (Referral To Treatment Measurement)

An NHS Allied Health Professional Service (Referral To Treatment Measurement) is a SERVICE involving the treatment of a PATIENT by one of the following types of Allied Health Professional:

Where the Allied Health Professional works in a Community Health Service, the Department of Health requires their Allied Health Professional Referral To Treatment Measurement activity to be reported in the Community Information Data Set

Where the Allied Health Professional activity took place at an Out-Patient Clinic, the Allied Health Professional Referral To Treatment Measurement activity must be reported in the CDS V6-2 Type 020 - Outpatient Commissioning Data Set.  In addition to this, where an Allied Health Professional sees a PATIENT on a WARD but the ACTIVITY is not related to the Hospital Provider Spell the PATIENT is being treated under, this should be regarded as replacing an Out-Patient Appointment Non-Consultant, and a CDS V6-2 Type 020 - Outpatient Commissioning Data Set record should flow.  ACTIVITY LOCATION TYPE CODE may be submitted to allow identification of this Allied Health Professional ACTIVITY.  For example, if a Podiatrist were asked to see a patient who was currently admitted for a condition where the agreed care pathway did not include Podiatry services, then an Out-Patient Appointment Non-Consultant should be recorded, with the ACTIVITY LOCATION TYPE CODE of E02 'WARD', and the relevant Referral To Treatment data items also completed.

However note that the facility to submit Allied Health Professional Referral To Treatment measurement data is only available for Commissioning Data Set version 6-2 onwards, with the introduction into the Commissioning Data Set of data element WAITING TIME MEASUREMENT TYPE, which allows activity flowing to the Secondary Uses Service to be categorised between Allied Health Professional Referral To Treatment Measurement and Referral To Treatment Period Included In Referral To Treatment Consultant-Led Waiting Times Measurement.  

Users of Commissioning Data Set version 6-1 should NOT complete the PATIENT PATHWAY data group in the Commissioning Data Set where the activity is subject to Allied Health Professional Referral To Treatment Measurement, as this will cause the existing consultant-led Referral To Treatment activity mart within the Secondary Uses Service to contain incorrect data.

Further guidance relating to the Allied Health Professional Referral To Treatment initiative can be found at the Department of Health Publications website.

 

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