POSTCODE

Format / Length

max an8

Description

Notes: POSTCODE is the same as attribute POSTCODE.

For further information on POSTCODES, see:

If a POSTCODE  is not known, (for example, the PATIENT  has no fixed abode, the PATIENT  is an Overseas Visitor  etc.) the appropriate Organisation Data Service  pseudo POSTCODE should be used.

The pseudo POSTCODES  can be found on the  Organisation Data Service  pages of the NHS Digital  website at: Office for National Statistics data.

Also Known As

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural POSTCODES

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Set National Workforce Data Set references in description POSTCODE
Data Element POSTCODE references in description POSTCODE
Data Element POSTCODE OF CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS references in description POSTCODE
Data Element POSTCODE OF DISCHARGE DESTINATION (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) references in description POSTCODE
Data Element POSTCODE OF GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTICE (PATIENT REGISTRATION) references in description POSTCODE
Data Element POSTCODE OF HEALTH CARE PROVIDER references in description POSTCODE
Data Element POSTCODE OF MAIN VISITOR references in description POSTCODE
Data Element POSTCODE OF TESTING SERVICE (CHLAMYDIA TESTING) references in description POSTCODE
Data Element POSTCODE OF USUAL ADDRESS references in description POSTCODE
Data Element POSTCODE OF USUAL ADDRESS (AT DIAGNOSIS) references in description POSTCODE
Data Element POSTCODE OF USUAL ADDRESS (AT TWO YEAR NEONATAL OUTCOMES ASSESSMENT) references in description POSTCODE