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Document Information on pooled list codes

A pooled list code is issued to a GP practice for the purpose of holding the practice’s patient list against one central code. This code is not a prescribing code and should never appear on prescriptions.

The pooled list code should not be used to hold patients in abeyance (when a GP leaves and the patients are waiting to be assigned to a new GP). Abeyance codes are issued by the Organisational Data Service (ODS) which is a part of NHS Digital. Please contact their National Helpdesk Exeter on 01392 251289 or email
exeter.helpdesk@nhs.net if you require an abeyance code.

Please note that abeyance codes are not held on
NHS Prescription Services’ systems and must not appear on prescriptions as a prescribing code.


To request a pooled list code

The CCG will need to complete a performa on behalf of the practice to request a pooled list code. This form is available on our website. Click here to view. 
  
The completed form should be returned to nhsbsa.prescriptioninformation@nhs.net

 
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