Change Request
 

NHS Connecting for Health

NHS Data Model and Dictionary Service

Reference: Change Request 1273
Version No:1.0
Subject:General Medical Practitioner (Specified) Update
Effective Date:Immediate
Reason for Change:Patch
Publication Date:18 October 2011

Background:

This Patch updates the Data Element GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER (SPECIFIED) in preparation for CR1272 "Ministry of Defence Update".

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Summary of changes:

Class Definitions
GENERAL PRACTITIONER   Changed Description
 
Data Elements
GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER (SPECIFIED)   Changed Description
 

Date:18 October 2011
Sponsor:Richard Kavanagh, NHS Connecting for Health

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GENERAL PRACTITIONER

Change to Class: Changed Description

A subtype of CARE PROFESSIONAL.

A health care practitioner qualified for General Practice, providing healthcare for a particular ORGANISATION; a GENERAL PRACTITIONER may act as either a GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER or a GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER.

GENERAL PRACTITIONER may be abbreviated to GP.

 For GENERAL PRACTITIONERS working in hospitals, the following codes should be used:

 

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GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER (SPECIFIED)

Change to Data Element: Changed Description

Format/length:an8
HES item:REGGMP
National Codes: 
ODS Default Codes:G9999998 - GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE not known
 G9999981 - GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE not applicable

Notes:
This is the code of the GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER specified by the PATIENT.

This is a GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER within the General Medical Practitioner Practice that the PATIENT is registered.

The General Medical Council allocates all doctors a GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER on their first contact with the General Medical Council.
Note - when a doctor is registered to practise medicine in the United Kingdom, their details will appear on the "General Medical Council List of Registered Medical Practitioners" (LRMP).

If an NHS doctor chooses to enter general practice, a further number is allocated, the DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER, by The NHS Information Centre for health and social care. This number is passed to the Primary Care Trust requesting the number who then liaise with NHS Prescription Services on the issue of prescription pads etc. NHS Prescription Services use the number to derive the GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE by prefixing it with the character 'G' and adding a check digit at the end.

The GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER code is an eight character alphanumeric code, see PERSON IDENTIFIER and GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE.

For GENERAL PRACTITIONERS working in hospitals, the following codes should be used:

 if the GENERAL PRACTITIONER is working as an assistant, use the code of the responsible GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER (SPECIFIED);
 if the GENERAL PRACTITIONER is working as a GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER (SPECIFIED), use the GENERAL PRACTITIONER's GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER.

Whilst Ministry of Defence doctors provide general medical services to their communities, they are not GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS and should not be recorded as Registered GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS. They can refer (REFERRER CODE).

For the Organisation Data Service contact details, see Contact Details.


GMP (CODE OF REGISTERED OR REFERRING GMP) DESCRIPTION REPLACED 1 JUNE 2008.

This is the code of the GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER (GMP) with whom the PATIENT is registered.

A doctor receives a GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER on qualification. If he/she then chooses to enter general practice, a further number is allocated (the DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER) by The NHS Information Centre for health and social care. This number is passed to the Primary Care Trust (PCT) requesting the number who then liaise with the NHS Business Services Authority Prescription Pricing Division on the issue of prescription pads etc. The NHS Business Services Authority Prescription Pricing Division use the number to derive the GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE by prefixing it with the character 'G' and adding a check digit at the end. The GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER code linked to his/her main practice is included on the National Administrative Codes Service (NACS) CD-ROM and the NACS NHSnet website.

The GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER code is an eight character alphanumeric code, see PERSON IDENTIFIER and GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE.

When a locum refers, use the code of the GENERAL PRACTITIONER for whom the locum is acting. See GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE.

For GENERAL PRACTITIONERS working in hospitals, the following codes should be used:

-if the GENERAL PRACTITIONER is working as an assistant, use the code of the responsible consultant;
-if the GENERAL PRACTITIONER is working as a consultant, use the GENERAL PRACTITIONER's GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER.

Whilst Ministry of Defence (MoD) doctors provide general medical services to their communities, they are not GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS and should not be recorded as Registered GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS. They can refer (REFERRER CODE).

For the National Administrative Codes Service (NACS) contact details, see Contact Details.

 

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