EMERGENCY CARE DEPARTMENT TYPE

The EMERGENCY CARE DEPARTMENT TYPE definitions will be updated at the next iteration of DCB0092-2062: Commissioning Data Sets: Emergency Care Data Set, to amend the National Code values to support the introduction of Urgent Treatment Centres.

Format / Length

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Permitted Codes

Code Description

01

Emergency departments are a CONSULTANT led 24 hour service with full resuscitation facilities and designated accommodation for the reception of accident and emergency PATIENTS  

02

Consultant led mono specialty accident and emergency service (e.g. ophthalmology, dental) with designated accommodation for the reception of PATIENTS  

03

Other type of A&E/minor injury ACTIVITY with designated accommodation for the reception of accident and emergency PATIENTS. The department may be doctor led or NURSE led and treats at least minor injuries and illnesses and can be routinely accessed without APPOINTMENT. A SERVICE mainly or entirely APPOINTMENT based (for example a GP Practice or Out-Patient Clinic) is excluded even though it may treat a number of PATIENTS with minor illness or injury. Excludes NHS walk-in centres

04

NHS walk in centres

05

Ambulatory Emergency Care Service. Note this is only valid for piloting purposes in the CDS V6-2-1 Type 011 - Emergency Care Commissioning Data Set  / CDS V6-2-2 Type 011 - Emergency Care Commissioning Data Set  and must not be submitted in the CDS V6-2 Type 010 - Accident and Emergency Commissioning Data Set  or the Patient Level Information Costing System Acute Data Set - Emergency Care.

Also Known As

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural EMERGENCY CARE DEPARTMENT TYPES