This is the ORGANISATION CODE of the ORGANISATION acting as a HEALTH CARE PROVIDER where the PATIENT is first seen. That is the HEALTH CARE PROVIDER at the first OUT-PATIENT ATTENDANCE CONSULTANT, IMAGING OR RADIODIAGNOSTIC EVENT, CLINICAL INTERVENTION, HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL, ACCIDENT AND EMERGENCY ATTENDANCE or SCREENING TEST whichever is the earlier SERVICE related to the initial REFERRAL REQUEST.
This may be the same HEALTH CARE PROVIDER as for ORGANISATION CODE (PROVIDER FIRST CANCER SPECIALIST) if the PATIENT was first seen by the appropriate specialist for cancer.
The code may be derived automatically by NHS IT systems.
See NHS Administrative Codes, NHS Organisation Codes for a description of ORGANISATION CODE.
This data element is also known by these names:
|plural||ORGANISATION CODES (PROVIDER FIRST SEEN)|