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Organisation Data Service - ORD API
Access details of health and social care organisations using our Organisation Data Service (ODS) ORD API.
Use this API to access details of health and social care organisations using our Organisation Data Service (ODS).
- search for organisations
- get organisation details for a given ODS code
- get a list of recently modified organisations
- get metadata for roles, relationships and record classes
For more details, see Organisation Data Service: Guidance for developers.
Note this ODS ORD API contains the full ODS record dataset. For alternatives, see Technology below.
This API is stable.
This API is a REST API.
Response payloads conform to the Organisation Reference Data (ORD) information standard (DCB0090), and you can choose to receive either JSON or XML.
We also have an ODS FHIR API available that contains a reduced dataset of the full ODS record, providing a simple way to support health transactions and interoperability. To choose which one best suits your needs, see Benefits of the ODS API suite.
For a full list of interactions for this API, see the ODS ORD API endpoints.
For details on the general structure of the interactions, see Organisation Data Service: Guidance for developers.