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Patient Ethnicity Medical Records Update


Something that has been highlighted by COVID-19 is the importance of knowing our patient’s ethnicity, so that appropriate information and clinical support can be provided to the right patient group.

This information is asked for as part of your medical records when you first register. However, to ensure our records are up to date we are going to be contacting patients to update their ethnicity from one of the groups below.

Please note this refers to your immediate ethnicity not where you were born.

We will be sending texts to patients during January, February and March to update your ethnicity.  

If you have received a text from us asking for you to confirm your ethnicity, please respond by texting back the letters associated with your ethnicity group, e.g. wi for White-Irish or ab for Asian-Bangladeshi.  This will then automatically update your medical record.

Codes to respond with:

wb           White – British or NI

wi            White – Irish

wt            White – Gypsy or Irish Traveller

wo           White – other


mbc         Mixed – White and Black Caribbean

mba         Mixed – White and Black African

ma           Mixed – White and Asian

mo           Mixed – other


ai             Asian – Indian

ap            Asian – Pakistani

ab            Asian – Bangladeshi

ac            Asian – Chinese

ao            Asian – other


ba           Black – African

bc           Black – Caribbean

bo           Black – other


aa           Arab


oo           Any other ethnic group