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Changes to ODS regions, April 2019 - important information
Replacement of Direct Commissioning Offices with Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships
Within the ODS products, the Higher Level Heath Authorities currently reflect the NHS England Region Local Offices, also known as Direct Commissioning Offices (DCO).
From 1 April, NHS England replaced the DCO tier of the hierarchy with Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STP). This change is not currently reflected in the ODS reference tables.
The ODS team will work to implement the new hierarchy structure to remove DCO and replace with STP for April 2020.
Standards repository document
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Terminology Reference Data-Update (TRUD)
Changes to organisation details
England and Wales
Data for Commissioning Regions, Area Teams, Commissioning Support Units, Special Health Authorities, Support Agencies.
GP Practitioners, GP Practices, Branch Surgeries, Nurses Prescribes, Pharmacy HQs, Dispensaries, Private Controlled Drug Prescribes, Abeyance and Dispersal GPs.
Clinical Commissioning Groups, CCG Sites, Care Trusts, Care Trust Sites, NHS Trusts, NHS Trust Sites, Welsh Local Health Boards, WLHB Sites.
Independent Health Care Providers (ISHP), ISHP Sites, Care Homes, Prisons, Justice Organisations, Schools, Local Authorities. Independent Providers (Non Healthcare)
Optical Headquarters, Optical Sites, Dental Practices, Dental Practitioners, Hospital Consultants, Archive and Successor Data, Default codes, Treatment Centres, Hospices, Pathology Laboratories, Education Establishments (Deaneries).
Regional postcode files from England, along with postcode files from Wales, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Isle of Man and the Channel Islands.
Country names and pseudo country postcodes, 1991 census codes, 2001 output areas, Ward Health Matrix and postcodes.
Scotland, Northern Ireland and Isle of Man
Scottish GPs and Practices, Scottish Providers, Scottish Purchasers, Northern Irish GPs and Practices, NI Boards, NI Trusts, NI Local Health and Social Care Groups, Isle of Man Organisations.