Demographics/Contact Details

This standard contains the details identifying each practitioner as an individual, together with further information that is linked to that individual.

In addition to the contact details, gender and date of birth each practitioner is assigned a unique Specialist ID. This is defined by Healthcode and used to map the practitioner to the treatment sites where they work and hold practising privileges and the insurers who have recognised them. They will also be given a status defining the amount of private practice work they undertake.

The contact addresses, telephone numbers, mobile phone numbers, fax numbers and email addresses for correspondence and billing purposes are as defined by the practitioner for their personal use. The standards relating to Name, Addresses and Telecoms are listed separately.

The details associated with correspondence contact is used for all general correspondence from Healthcode and any private medical insurers or hospitals where the practitioner has a relationship that is facilitated by The PPR. The details associated with billing contact is where the insurance companies send remittance advices (if not done electronically). These details can also be given to patients who have a shortfall to pay.

Data elements required and their visibility to insurer and hospital organisations:

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Healthcode Code

The unique code assigned to each practitioner.

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Status

Shows the current level of the practitioner’s private practice activity.

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Name

The combination of words by which the practitioner is called or known. Further details on this separate standard can be found here.

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Date of birth

The practitioner’s date of birth.

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Gender

The practitioner's legal gender.

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Addresses - correspondence

Indication of which correspondence address is to be linked to the practitioner. This can either be the address of the treatment site or another, which has been inputted by the practitioner. Further details on this separate standard can be found here.

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Telecoms - correspondence

The telecommunications associated with the corresponce address. Further details on this separate standard can be found here.

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Addresses - billing

Indication of which billing address is to be linked to the practitioner. This can either be the address of the treatment site or another, which has been inputted by the practitioner. Further details on this separate standard can be found here.

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Telecoms - billing

The telecommunications associated with the billing address. Further details on this separate standard can be found here.

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Practice name

The name of the practitioner's practice. This could be their personal name, their company name or their clinic name. 

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Practice website

The practitioner's personal website or the website of the place where they practise.

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