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Organisation Data Service

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

Access the ODS portal - this replaces our online enquiries tool. It uses new technology and provides a quick and easy search facility for organisation details (requires an HSCN connection, previously known as N3).

Data downloads - download text files of bulk ODS data, available as self-extracting zip files.

About the Organisation Data Service

The Organisation Data Service (ODS) is responsible for publishing organisation and practitioner codes, along with related national policies and standards. We're also responsible for the ongoing maintenance of the organisation and person nodes of the Spine Directory Service, the central data repository used within various NHS systems and services.

Find out more about Organisation Reference data by reading the fundamental standard.

Our 5 year strategy

In July 2015, we published 'Information and Technology for Better Care'; a strategy that sets out 5 objectives for the next 5 years. In line with this, we have developed our own strategy and our 5 key objectives are to:

  • ensure that our product set is clear, understood and used to maximum effect
  • deliver high quality, relevant products utilising the latest technology
  • deliver exceptional customer service
  • demonstrate good value to the health and social care system
  • manage and communicate our performance

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More about ODS

Data downloads

Download text files of bulk ODS data, available as self-extracting zip files.

Our services

Find out about the services we provide, including code allocations, maintaining registers for Caldicott Guardians and Senior Information Risk Owners (SIROs).

News and latest updates

Find out about our latest news and updates.

XML Organisation Data Products

This page contains background information and a range of supporting materials for the XML Organisation Reference Data Products.

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