This is a number used to identify a PATIENT uniquely within a HEALTH CARE PROVIDER. It may be different from the PATIENT's casenote number and may be assigned automatically by the computer system. This is PERSON IDENTIFIER TYPES classification 'Local Patient Identifier ('PAS' Number)' for a PERSON IDENTIFIER.
Where care for NHS patients is sub-commissioned in the independent sector or overseas, the NHS commissioner local patient identifier should be used. If no NHS local patient identifier has been assigned the independent sector or overseas provider identifier should be used.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||LOCAL PATIENT IDENTIFIERS|