PATIENT NAME

Format/Length:max an70
National Codes: 
Default Codes: 

Notes:
PATIENT NAME is the preferred name of the PATIENT.

For the Commissioning Data Sets it is necessary to identify whether the PERSON NAME is a PERSON NAME STRUCTURED or PERSON NAME UNSTRUCTURED using the following codes.

1Structured - two element name, forename followed by surname, each element an35
2Unstructured - an70
9Not known: a validation error

The PATIENT's name and ADDRESS should be withheld from any Commissioning Data Set that contains a valid NHS NUMBER.  For further information, see the Security Issues and Patient Confidentiality.

 

This data element is also known by these names:
ContextAlias
pluralPATIENT NAMES