ORGANISATION CODE (RESIDENCE RESPONSIBILITY)

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National Codes: 
ODS Default Codes:Q99 - High Level Health Geography/Primary Care Organisation of Residence Not Known
Note: This code must not be used in the Commissioning Data Set header. It is not a default commissioner code.
 X98 - Primary Care Organisation Not Applicable (Overseas Visitors)
Note: this code must not be used in the Commissioning Data Set (CDS) header. It is not a default Commissioner code.

Notes:
ORGANISATION CODE (RESIDENCE RESPONSIBILITY) is the same as attribute ORGANISATION CODE.

ORGANISATION CODE (RESIDENCE RESPONSIBILITY) is the ORGANISATION CODE derived from the PATIENT's POSTCODE OF USUAL ADDRESS, where they reside within the boundary of a:

ORGANISATION CODES can be downloaded from Technology Reference Data Update Distribution (TRUD). For further information, see Organisation Data Service.

For PATIENTS who are Overseas Visitors: Organisation Data Service Default Code X98 'Primary Care Organisation Not Applicable (Overseas Visitors)' should be reported.
Note: A review of Organisation Data Service Default Codes is planned to be carried out and this default code will be updated as part of that.

For the purposes of sending Commissioning Data Set messages to the Secondary Uses Service (regardless of how local systems hold the data), it is essential at present to continue using a 3 character field, using the first 3 characters of the ORGANISATION CODE (RESIDENCE RESPONSIBILITY) and following the same update rules relating to Prime Recipient as are currently in place. This is necessary, primarily to preserve the integrity of the current Commissioning Data Set message and the CDS PRIME RECIPIENT IDENTITY which is derived from the ORGANISATION CODE (RESIDENCE RESPONSIBILITY).

The Organisation Data Service provides postcode files which link postcodes to the Clinical Commissioning Group. See NHS Postcode Directory.

ORGANISATION CODE (RESIDENCE RESPONSIBILITY) will be replaced with ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER (RESIDENCE RESPONSIBILITY), when it has been approved for use in national information standards.

 

This data element is also known by these names:
ContextAlias
pluralORGANISATION CODES (RESIDENCE RESPONSIBILITY)

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