HEALTH AND CARE NUMBER

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).

 

This attribute is also known by these names:
ContextAlias
shortnameH&C NUMBER
pluralHEALTH AND CARE NUMBERS

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