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August 2017

Subject to final approval from NHS Improvement, the following organisations will merge to create a new organisation on 1 October 2017.

Current Trust nameCurrent Trust nameNew Trust name
Central Manchester University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RW3)University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust (RM2)Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust (R0A)

We have issued the new organisation code, on assurance from NHS improvements, with a future start date on 1 October 2017.  We will publish the code in our files from 25 August 2017.

We expect the final approval for the merger from NHS Improvements at the end of September.  When we have confirmation, we will add legal close dates to codes RW3 and RM2.  We will publish the close dates for these organisations in our files on 27 October 2017.

June 2017

Our user groups are held quarterly. Users can hear about new developments and engage with the team on requirements to help shape future decisions for our data. For more information on user groups or the presentations that accompany the minutes, please contact

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May 2017


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April 2017

Following approval from NHS England please note the following organisation changes that are effective from 1 April 2017: 

NHS trust merger

Previous trust namePrevious trust nameNew trust name
North Essex Partnership (RRD)South Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (RWN)Essex Partnership University NHS Foundation Trust (R1L)

NHS trust acquisition

Acquiring trustAcquired trustNew trust
Peterborough and Stamford Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust (RGN)Hinchingbrooke Health Care NHS Trust (RQQ)North West Anglia NHS Foundation Trust (RGN)

CCG / CSU merger

Previous CCG/CSUPrevious CCG/CSUPrevious CCG/CSU New CCG/CSU
NHS Central Manchester CCG (00W)NHS North Manchester CCG (01M)NHS South Manchester CCG (01N)NHS Manchester CCG (14L)
NHS North and East London CSU (0AQ)NHS South East CSU (0DC) NHS NEL CSU (0DJ)

CCG / Trust name changes

Old CCG / Trust nameNew CCG / Trust name
NHS Cumbria CCG (01H)NHS North Cumbria CCG (01H)
NHS Lancashire North CCG (01K)NHS Morecambe Bay CCG (01K)
5 Boroughs Partnership NHS Foundation Trust (RTV)North West Boroughs Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust (RTV)

CCG boundary changes

Number of GP practicesOld CCGNew CCG
1NHS Bradford Districts CCG (02R)NHS Bradford City CCG (02W)
32NHS Cumbria CCG (01H)NHS Morecambe Bay CCG (01K)
1NHS South Norfolk CCG (06Y)NHS Norwich CCG (06W)
90NHS Central Manchester CCG (00W), NHS North Manchester CCG (01M), NHS South Manchester CCG (01N)NHS Manchester CCG (14L)
8NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG (05L)NHS Birmingham South and Central CCG (04X)
1NHS Birmingham South and Central CCG (04X)NHS Sandwell and West Birmingham CCG (05L)

Legal close dates of 31 March 2017 have been added to the previous organisations.

Further to our recent communications the changes to GP practice membership was due to be published on the 30 March 2017. However, in order to allow the parent join date field to be correctly aligned with a date of the 1 April 2017 we have had to defer publishing the practice parent changes until post 1 April 2017. 

These changes will therefore be included in the next set of weekly files published on the 6 April 2017. With the exception of the GP Practice change to NHS Bradford city CCG (02W) which will be in the weekly file on the 20 April 2017 and the ODS May publication on 26 May 2017.

Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience that this may cause.

The following organisation has changed its operating name; the legal name of the organisation remains the same.

Previous organisation nameNew organisation operating name
NHS Litigation Authority (T1150)NHS Resolution (T1150)

All of the above changes to the data will be published in the ODS April production files due for release on the 28 April 2017.

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