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Organisation Data Service (ODS): GDPR information


Find out why and how we process your data in the Organisation Data Service (ODS) system, and your rights. This is part of our GDPR information on how we handle data.

Controller NHS Digital
How we use the information (processing activities)

Maintenance of the list of codes that are used to identify organisations and individuals across health and care, to support NHS and social care IT systems.

Does this contain sensitive (special category) data such as health information? No
Who are recipients of this data?

Publicly available

Is data transferred outside the UK? No
How long the data is kept Live data, historical data not retained
Our lawful basis for holding this data Public task
Your rights
  • Tick Be informed
  • Tick Get access to it
  • Tick Rectify or change it
  • Cross Erase or remove it
  • Tick Restrict or stop processing it
  • Cross Move, copy or transfer it
  • Tick Object to it being processed or used
  • Tick Know if a decision was made by a computer rather than a person
How can you withdraw your consent?

Consent not the basis for processing

Is the data subject to decisions made solely by computers? (automated decision making) No
Where does this data come from? Community pharmacists, dispensing doctors, appliance contractors
The legal basis for collecting this data

Public task and Health and Social Care Act (2012) – General Powers

Where NHS Digital uses this data


Organisation Data Service

We're responsible for publishing codes that identify organisations and individuals across health and social care.