Note that in response to consumer requirements ODS may add additional products/updates to the dataset and the filenames above will be re-versioned as required.
ANANA CSV Test Dataset now available – September 2019
From 1 April 2020 onwards new organisation codes will conform to a single uniform structure of five alternating alphabetic and numeric characters with a format of ANANA. Please refer to detailed guidance on this change at our information portal. A quarterly CSV production dataset including representative ANANA codes covering all organisation types in scope is now available for consumers to use for testing and assurance purposes. The content is based on the August 2019 data release. The scope of the release is generally the files contained in the OCS-Issue pack on TRUD plus postcode files. A spreadsheet has been created called ‘File_Assurance_Overview’ which details, for each product, whether it is affected by these changes and contains example data. The dataset doesn’t include all products, however we feel that it should cover a large percentage of consumer requirements. If a product has been omitted or additional data is required for your assurance please contact firstname.lastname@example.org marking your query for the attention of the ODS team. A spreadsheet containing the ANANA codes which appear in the data is also available below.
Possible delay to consultant data releases
We want to warn you of a possible delay to the release of the consultant data over the next few months. This is because our data supplier is experiencing high volumes of work requests. We plan to mitigate these delays, but they might cause a re-release of the previous month's data.
The files affected are ECONCUR and EDCONCUR.
We will let you know as soon as we have more details or specific dates.
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
Download our Standards Repository document for technical information about the standards used within our data downloads.
Use our production schedule to find out about our publication release dates, along with information about the different types of release that we publish.
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.