MAIN SPECIALTY CODE

Format/length: n3
HES item: MAINSPEF
National Codes:
Default Codes: 199 - Non-UK provider; specialty function not known, treatment mainly surgical
499 - Non-UK provider; specialty function not known, treatment mainly medical


Notes:
This is the specialty in which the CONSULTANT is contracted or recognised. MAIN SPECIALTY classifies clinical work divisions more precisely for a limited number of specialties.

See Main Specialty And Treatment Function Codes for the full list of codes.

All MIDWIFE EPISODES and NURSING EPISODES are identified in the Admitted Patient care CDS and HES by a pseudo MAIN SPECIALTY CODE of 560 for midwives and 950 for nurses.

The default codes 199 and 499 are only applicable for overseas providers.

 

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
plural MAIN SPECIALTY CODES