Helping to capture accurate patient data

Name, Address, Phone, Email and Bank data can all be validated to help reduce invalid data being entered into your systems. 

Existing data can also be cleansed to check if the data is valid, and where possible correct them.

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If we can speed up the collection of routine data, then we can give more time and resource to people with epilepsy, their families and supporters. Using Postcode Plus helps us to do that, as otherwise taking down an address might be the longest part of a call.

Barry Wilson

Epilepsy Action

The Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust
The Walton Centre
The Centre has a data quality policy in place, part of the outworking of this policy is validating patient details within the PAS. This means that any member of staff at The Centre who uses the PAS and registers patients requires the functionality to validate contact data at the point of entry. We would recommend other trusts to sit down with AFD and see how they can improve their data quality processes.
Val Hayden
Patient Administration System & Data Quality Manager at
The Walton Centre

Relevant Solutions and Datasets for Your Sector

AFD software products which may interest you

Sector Specific Datasets

Here you can find additional datasets that can be returned at the same time as an address is validated.

AFD Health

Data

Grouping

Dataset

Description

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Address

UDPRN

Royal Mail Unique Delivery Point Reference Number assigned to this letter box.

Administra-
tive

WardCode

Code identifying the electoral ward for this postcode.

Administra-
tive

WardName

Name identifying the electoral ward for this postcode.

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Censation
Code

Censation Code assigned to this Postcode.

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Censation
Label

Label for the Censation Code.

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Affluence

Provides a description of affluence.

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Lifestage

Provides a description of life stage.

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Additional
CensusInfo

Additional information from the Census.

General

UPRN

This is an optional data field and requires a licence to return.

Geo
graphical

GridE

Grid Easting as a 6 digit reference.

Geo
graphical

GridN

Grid Easting as a 6/7 digit reference.

Geo
graphical

Latitude

Latitude representation of Grid Reference in Decimal Format (WGS84).

Geo
graphical

Longitude

Longitude representation of Grid Reference in Decimal Format (WGS84).

Health

NHSCode

National Health Service Area Code.

Health

NHSName

National Health Service Area Name.

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NHSRegionCode

NHS Region Code.

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NHSRegionName

NHS Region Name.

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PCTCode

National Heath Service Clinical Commisioning Group Code for England (Local Health Board Code in Wales, Community Health Partnership in Scotland, Local Commissioning Group in Northern Ireland, Primary Healthcare Directorate in the Isle of Man).

Health

PCTName

Name matching the PCT Code field.

Property Charact-
eristics

Multiple
Residency
Indicator

This is an optional data field and requires a licence to return.

Property Charact-
eristics

NotYetBuilt

Identify and deliver services to the addresses of properties that are at the planning and construction stage.

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