CONSULTANT CODE

A code uniquely identifying a CONSULTANT.

Description

A code uniquely identifying a CONSULTANT.

The CONSULTANT CODE is derived from either the GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER for GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS, or the GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBER for GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS (where the Dentist doesn't have a GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER).

For GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS working as CONSULTANTS, the GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER's GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER should be used, see data item note for GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER (SPECIFIED).

For GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS  working as a:

For further information, see the Organisation Data Service  pages of the NHS Digital  website at:

For NHS PATIENTS treated overseas, the commissioner of the overseas treatment is responsible for assuring that the overseas doctor is provided with a GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER. In the case of overseas doctors, the default code C9999998 should only be used where no GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER has been assigned.

For Commissioning Data Set  version 6-2, default CONSULTANT CODES are used to identify ACTIVITY which is led by a NURSE, MIDWIFE or ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONAL. See CONSULTANT CODE  for the default codes.

For Commissioning Data Set  version 6-3 onwards, CONSULTANT CODE is replaced by  PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION ENTRY IDENTIFIER, which allows submission of the actual PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION  code for NURSES, MIDWIVES and ALLIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS, as well as CONSULTANTS.

Also Known As

This attribute is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural CONSULTANT CODES

Where Used

Type Link How used
Class CONSULTANT has an attribute CONSULTANT CODE of type CONSULTANT CODE
Data Element CONSULTANT CODE is the data element of CONSULTANT CODE
Attribute CONSULTANT CODE references in description CONSULTANT CODE
Data Element CONSULTANT CODE (INITIATED SYSTEMIC ANTI-CANCER THERAPY) is the data element of CONSULTANT CODE
Data Element CONSULTANT CODE (RESPONSIBLE CONSULTANT) is the data element of CONSULTANT CODE
NHS Business Definition Consultant Led Activity references in description CONSULTANT CODE
Attribute DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER references in description CONSULTANT CODE
Attribute GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBER references in description CONSULTANT CODE
NHS Business Definition Non-Consultant Led Activity references in description CONSULTANT CODE