The transition from the 3 character HA OF RESIDENCE to the 5 character ORGANISATION CODE (PCT OF RESIDENCE) is necessary to support wider data set development. However, for the purposes of sending Commissioning Data Set (CDS) messages to the NHS-Wide Clearing Service (regardless of how local systems hold the data) it is essential at present to continue using a 3 character field, using the first 3 characters of the ORGANISATION CODE (PCT OF RESIDENCE) and following the same update rules relating to Prime Recipient as are currently in place. This is necessary primarily to preserve the integrity of the current NHS CDS message and the Prime Recipient which is derived from the ORGANISATION CODE (PCT OF RESIDENCE).
Default Code: X98 to be used where PCTR not applicable until further notice.
The National Administrative Codes Service (NACS) provides postcode files which link postcodes to the PRIMARY CARE TRUST. See NHS Postcode Directory.
For the NACS contact details, see Publication Information Contact Details.
This data element is also known by these names:
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