Organisation Data Service Default Codes

Default (or pseudo) codes are maintained by the Organisation Data Service.

They may be used to indicate:

For further information on how these codes can be obtained, see the Organisation Data Service.

For enquiries, please email the Organisation Data Service Helpdesk: exeter.helpdesk@hscic.gov.uk.

Person Default CodesCode
CONSULTANT: GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER not knownC9999998
Dental CONSULTANT: GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER/ GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBER not knownCD999998
Dentist code not applicable (dentist does not have GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER CODE)D9999981
GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER CODE not knownD9999998
GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE not knownG9999998
Locum refersCode of GP for whom locum is acting
MIDWIFE M9999998
Ministry of Defence DoctorA9999998
GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE not applicableG9999981
NURSE N9999998
Other health care professionalH9999998
Overseas Visitor exempt from chargesTDH00
Private PATIENTS/Overseas Visitor liable for chargesVPP00
REFERRER CODE not applicable, e.g. PATIENT has self-presented or not knownX9999998
Referrer other than GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER, GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER or CONSULTANT R9999981
Organisation Default CodesCode
Commissioner Code for Ministry of Defence (MoD) HealthcareXMD00
GP Practice Code not applicableV81998
GP Practice Code not knownV81999
No Registered GP Practice V81997
ORGANISATION CODE (CODE OF PROVIDER) - non-NHS UK provider where no ORGANISATION CODE has been issued89999
ORGANISATION CODE (CODE OF PROVIDER) - non-UK provider where no ORGANISATION CODE has been issued89997
Primary Care Organisation Not Applicable (Overseas Visitors)
Note: this code must not be used in the Commissioning Data Set (CDS) header. It is not a default Commissioner code.
X98
High Level Health Geography/Primary Care Organisation of Residence Not Known
Note: This code must not be used in the Commissioning Data Set header. It is not a default commissioner code.
Q99
Referring ORGANISATION CODE not applicableX99998
Referring ORGANISATION CODE not knownX99999
Organisation Site Default CodesCode
SITE CODE (OF TREATMENT) - not a hospital site (for use on Out-Patient Commissioning Data Set)R9998
SITE CODE (OF TREATMENT) - non-NHS UK Provider where no ORGANISATION SITE CODE has been issued89999
SITE CODE (OF TREATMENT) - non-UK Provider where no ORGANISATION SITE CODE has been issued89997