HEALTH AND CARE NUMBER

The HEALTH AND CARE NUMBER (H&C NUMBER) uniquely identifies a PATIENT within the NHS in Northern Ireland.

Description

The HEALTH AND CARE NUMBER  (H&C NUMBER) uniquely identifies a PATIENT within the NHS in Northern Ireland.  It is the equivalent of the NHS NUMBER  in England and Wales.

The HEALTH AND CARE NUMBER  is ten numeric digits in length, and is in the same format as the NHS NUMBER  in England (3 3 4 format with the tenth digit being a modulus 11 check digit).  HEALTH AND CARE NUMBERS  are however unique from NHS NUMBERS  allocated in England as they are taken from a range of numbers reserved for Northern Ireland (320 000 001 to 399 999 999 plus check digit).

Also Known As

This attribute is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural HEALTH AND CARE NUMBERS
Short name H&C NUMBER