This is the ORGANISATION CODE of the ORGANISATION commissioning health care. The organisation code of the PRIMARY CARE TRUST should be recorded in the ORGANISATION CODE (CODE OF COMMISSIONER) field. This should always be the ORGANISATION CODE of the original commissioner for Commissioning Data Sets to support Payment by Results.
The ORGANISATION CODE of the PRIMARY CARE TRUST which is the NHS Trust's main commissioner (normally the PRIMARY CARE TRUST with the highest value of Service Agreements with the NHS Trust) is recorded for OUT OF AREA TREATMENTS. For Specialised Services, the ORGANISATION CODE required would be that of the commissioning consortium. The code may be the ORGANISATION CODE of the 'lead' commissioner.
Commissioning responsibility for individual patients rests with the Primary Care Trust (PCT) with whom the patient is registered. This means that patients registered with a GP in one PCT area may reside in a neighbouring or other area but remain the responsibility of the PCT with whom their GP of registration is associated. PCTs are also responsible for non-registered patients who are resident within their boundaries.
Where activity is commissioned by a Welsh Local Health Board the ORGANISATION CODE required is that of the Local Health Board. Where specialised services are commissioned by Health Commission Wales the code W01HC should be used.
See NHS Administrative Codes for a description of ORGANISATION CODES.
This data element is also known by these names:
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