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.
The new ANANA code format has now formally come into use for all new code requests.
New code requests will be given an ANANA code with a structure of 5 alternating alphabetic and numeric characters, for example - G7H8J. This means it will no longer be possible to identify the type of organisation from the way it is structured.