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NWDS Field Name:Post Code
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Default Codes: 

POSTCODE is the same as attribute POSTCODE.

For further information on POSTCODES, see:

If a POSTCODE is not known, (for example, the PATIENT has no fixed abode, the PATIENT is an Overseas Visitor etc.) the appropriate Organisation Data Service pseudo POSTCODE should be used. The pseudo POSTCODES can be found on the Organisation Data Service pages of the NHS Digital website at: Office of National Statistics data: Country names and Pseudo country postcodes.


This data element is also known by these names: