REFERRER CODE

REFERRER CODE is the code of the PERSON making the REFERRAL REQUEST.

Format / Length

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Description

REFERRER CODE  is the same as attribute CARE PROFESSIONAL IDENTIFIER.

REFERRER CODE  is the code of the PERSON making the REFERRAL REQUEST. This will normally be a CARE PROFESSIONALGENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER or  CONSULTANT.

The intention is for this item to reflect the actual (true) referrer. For example, following a GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER referral, a CONSULTANT may subsequently refer the PATIENT to another CONSULTANT within the Hospital Provider Spell. The code of the CONSULTANT making the referral and the CONSULTANTS ORGANISATION  should be recorded in the Commissioning Data Set (CDS) rather than the code of the GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER referrer. This also applies where a CONSULTANT refers an NHS PATIENT to another doctor for NHS-commissioned treatment at another NHS / non-NHS provider, or an overseas provider. Where the CONSULTANT CODE is not known, the Organisation Data Service Default Code C9999998 should be used.

In all other cases, the code of the referring GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER should be recorded, if applicable. When a locum refers, use the GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER PPD CODE of the GENERAL PRACTITIONER for whom the locum is acting.

See CONSULTANT CODE and GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER (SPECIFIED) for the codes available for CONSULTANTS and GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONERS and GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS.

If the REFERRER CODE is not known or not applicable e.g. the PATIENT has self-presented, the Organisation Data Service Default Code (X9999998) should be used.

Default Codes

Code Description

A9999998

Ministry of Defence Doctor

C9999998

CONSULTANT GENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER

 not known

CD999998

Dental CONSULTANTGENERAL MEDICAL COUNCIL REFERENCE NUMBER  / GENERAL DENTAL COUNCIL REGISTRATION NUMBER  not known

D9999998

Dentist, GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER CODE not known

R9999981

Referrer other than GENERAL MEDICAL PRACTITIONER, GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONER or CONSULTANT  

X9999998

Not applicable, e.g. PATIENT has self-presented or not known

Also Known As

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural REFERRER CODES

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Set Diagnostic Imaging Data Set references in description REFERRER CODE
Data Set Inter-Provider Transfer Administrative Minimum Data Set references in description REFERRER CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 060 - Elective Admission List - Event During Period (Add) CDS references in description REFERRER CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 200 - Admitted Patient Care - Unfinished Delivery Episode CDS references in description REFERRER CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 170 - Admitted Patient Care - Detained and or Long Term Psychiatric Census CDS references in description REFERRER CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 021 - Future Outpatient CDS references in description REFERRER CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 180 - Admitted Patient Care - Unfinished Birth Episode CDS references in description REFERRER CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 020 - Outpatient CDS references in description REFERRER CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 130 - Admitted Patient Care - Finished General Episode CDS references in description REFERRER CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 190 - Admitted Patient Care - Unfinished General Episode CDS references in description REFERRER CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 140 - Admitted Patient Care - Finished Delivery Episode CDS references in description REFERRER CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 110 - Elective Admission List - Event During Period (New Service Agreement) CDS references in description REFERRER CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 030 - Elective Admission List - End of Period Census (Standard) CDS references in description REFERRER CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 120 - Admitted Patient Care - Finished Birth Episode CDS references in description REFERRER CODE
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 050 - Elective Admission List - End of Period Census (New) CDS references in description REFERRER CODE
XML Schema Constraint Commissioning Data Set Version 6-2 XML Schema Constraints references in description REFERRER CODE
Supporting Information Organisation Data Service Default Codes references in description REFERRER CODE
Supporting Information Organisation Data Service Default Codes references in description REFERRER CODE
Supporting Information Organisation Mergers references in description REFERRER CODE
Supporting Information Organisation Mergers references in description REFERRER CODE
Data Element REFERRER CODE references in description REFERRER CODE