COMMISSIONING DATA SET (CDS)
OUT-PATIENT ATTENDANCE CDS TYPE
The Out-Patient Attendance Commissioning Data Set Type carries the data for an Out-Patient Attendance or a missed appointment. The data set applies to Consultant, Nurse and Midwife attendances and appointments including Ward Attendances for nursing care.

The column headed Opt (Optionality) shows whether the Data Element is Mandatory M, Optional O or Must Not Be Used *.

Opt CDS Data Element U/A
Person Group (Patient):
To carry the personal details of the Patient. One occurrence of this Group is permitted.
M LOCAL PATIENT IDENTIFIER  
M ORGANISATION CODE (LOCAL PATIENT IDENTIFIER)  
M ORGANISATION CODE TYPE  
M NHS NUMBER  
M BIRTH DATE  
O CARER SUPPORT INDICATOR  
* ETHNIC CATEGORY  
* MARITAL STATUS
(psychiatric patients only)
 
M NHS NUMBER STATUS INDICATOR  
M SEX  
O NAME FORMAT CODE  
O PATIENT NAME  
O ADDRESS FORMAT CODE  
O PATIENT USUAL ADDRESS  
M POSTCODE OF USUAL ADDRESS  
M ORGANISATION CODE (PCT OF RESIDENCE)  
M ORGANISATION CODE TYPE  
  Note:
For reasons of confidentiality, the patient's preferred name and address (not including POSTCODE OF USUAL ADDRESS) must not be carried where a valid NHS Number is present.
 
(HCA) Consultant Out-Patient Episode - Person Group (Consultant):
To carry the details of the responsible Consultant. One occurrence of this Group is permitted.
M CONSULTANT CODE  
M MAIN SPECIALTY CODE  
M TREATMENT FUNCTION CODE  
(HCA) Consultant Out-Patient Episode - Clinical Information Group (ICD):
To carry the details of the ICD Diagnosis Scheme and the Diagnoses. Up to 2 occurrences of this Group are permitted.
O DIAGNOSIS SCHEME IN USE  
O PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS (ICD)  
O SECONDARY DIAGNOSIS (ICD)
(1st Secondary)
 
(HCA) Consultant Out-Patient Episode - Clinical Information Group (READ):
To carry the details of the READ Diagnosis Scheme and the Diagnoses. Up to 2 occurrences of this Group are permitted.
O DIAGNOSIS SCHEME IN USE  
O PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS (READ)  
O SECONDARY DIAGNOSIS (READ)
(1st Secondary)
 
(HCA) Attendance Occurrence Activity Characteristics:
To carry the details of the Out-Patient Attendance or missed appointment.
M ATTENDANCE IDENTIFIER  
M ADMINISTRATIVE CATEGORY  
M ATTENDED OR DID NOT ATTEND  
M FIRST ATTENDANCE  
M MEDICAL STAFF TYPE SEEING PATIENT  
M OPERATION STATUS
(per attendance)
 
M OUTCOME OF ATTENDANCE  
M APPOINTMENT DATE  
(HCA) Attendance Occurrence - Service Agreement Details:
To carry the details of the Service Agreement for the Out-Patient Attendance.
M COMMISSIONING SERIAL NUMBER  
O NHS SERVICE AGREEMENT LINE NUMBER  
O PROVIDER REFERENCE NUMBER  
M COMMISSIONER REFERENCE NUMBER  
M ORGANISATION CODE (CODE OF PROVIDER)  
M ORGANISATION CODE TYPE  
M ORGANISATION CODE (CODE OF COMMISSIONER)  
M ORGANISATION CODE TYPE  
(HCA) Attendance Occurrence - Clinical Activity Group (OPCS):
To carry the details of the OPCS coded Clinical Activities undertaken. Up to 12 occurrences of this Group are permitted.
O PROCEDURE SCHEME IN USE  
O PRIMARY PROCEDURE (OPCS)  
O PROCEDURE (OPCS)
(2nd to 12th, there may be up to 11 repetitions)
 
(HCA) Attendance Occurrence - Clinical Activity Group (READ):
To carry the details of the READ coded Clinical Activities undertaken. Up to 12 occurrences of this Group are permitted.
O PROCEDURE SCHEME IN USE  
O PRIMARY PROCEDURE (READ)  
O PROCEDURE (READ)
(2nd to 12th, there may be up to 11 repetitions)
 
(HCA) Attendance Occurrence - Location Group - Out-Patient Attendance:
To carry the details of the location for the Out-Patient Attendance - Site Code of Treatment. One occurrence of this Group is permitted. One occurrence of this Group is permitted.
M LOCATION CLASS  
M SITE CODE (OF TREATMENT)  
M ORGANISATION CODE TYPE  
(HCA) GP Registration:
To carry the details of the Patient's Registered GMP. One occurrence of this Group is permitted.
M GMP (CODE OF REGISTERED OR REFERRING GMP)  
O CODE OF GP PRACTICE (REGISTERED GMP)  
O ORGANISATION CODE TYPE  
(HCA) Referral Activity Characteristics:
To carry the details of the referral. One occurrence of this Group is permitted.
M PRIORITY TYPE
 
M SERVICE TYPE REQUESTED  
M SOURCE OF REFERRAL FOR OUT-PATIENTS  
M REFERRAL REQUEST RECEIVED DATE  
(HCA) Referral Person Group:
To carry the details of the referrer. One occurrence of this Group is permitted.
M REFERRER CODE  
M REFERRING ORGANISATION CODE  
M ORGANISATION CODE TYPE  
(HCA) Missed Appointment Occurrence:
To carry the details of the missed appointment. One occurrence of this Group is permitted.
M LAST DNA OR PATIENT CANCELLED DATE  
(HCA) Healthcare Resource Group Activity - Activity Characteristics:
To carry the details of the Healthcare Resource Group from 01/10/2001. Each CDS may contain only a single occurrence of this Group.
O HEALTHCARE RESOURCE GROUP CODE  
O HEALTHCARE RESOURCE GROUP CODE-VERSION NUMBER  
  Note:
If there is no HRG agreed for the Specialty, or samples only are required for the specialty which does not include this particular out-patient attendance, the segments relating to HRGs need not be sent. HRG Dominant Grouping Variable does not apply to out-patient attendances.