Specialty Codes

Reference file for health specialties.

File contains codes and labels for specialties used in NHS Scotland.

Also contains a code for 'All specialties' which will refer to specific groupings of specialties in datasets, this will be made clear in the data dictionary.

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Source http://www.natref.scot.nhs.uk/
Author Reference Files Team
Maintainer Open Data Team
Last Updated June 30, 2021, 09:49 (BST)
Created February 27, 2018, 16:13 (GMT)
Contact Address Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB
Subject Reference Data
Frequency Updated as specialties are added
Time frame of data and timeliness There is no delay between updates of specialties and release of the data.
Coverage Scotland
Completeness Complete for all medical specialties
Accuracy 100%
Concepts and definitions Specialties include medical and dental specialties
Disclosure No disclosure has been applied
Revision statement Change in column header and dataset name including URL to bring into line with ISD Scotland terminology. Note: Speciality and Speciality can be used interchangeably.
Official statistics designation Non Official Statistics
Relevance and key uses of the statistics Essential reference file medical specialties.
Format csv
Language English

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