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Production schedule

Here are our publication release dates for 2020, along with information about the different types of release that we publish.

ODS release schedule 2020

This table gives the dates for ODS publication release over the course of 2020. 

The cut-off date is the deadline for submitting new site code requests to ODS for them to be included in the following release.  Any codes allocated after the cut-off will not be published until the subsequent release.

Please note that we provide two types of releases:

For February, May, August and November we produce a Full Quarterly Release, which contains the full suite of our products; changes made since the previous reduced release, changes made since the previous full release and comprehensive lists of all organisations. The full release also contains data from our counterparts within the various home countries along with data received from the ONS.

For the remaining months we produce a reduced release which will only contain the changes made since the previous release. This type of release excludes any updates to Home Countries data and ONS Data.

Any future changes to this schedule will be publicised three months in advance of it coming into effect.  This notification will happen via the ODS quarterly newsletter and within a news Item published on the ODS home page.


Month Cut-off date Release date Release type
January 15  January  2020 31 January 2020 Reduced
February  12 February 2020 28 February 2020 Full
March 11 March 2020 27 March 2020 Reduced
April 15 April 2020 30 April 2020 Reduced
May  13 May 2020 29 May 2020 Full
June 10 June 2020 26 June 2020 Reduced
July 15 Jul 2020 31 July 2020 Reduced
August 12 August 2020 28 August 2020 Full
September 16 September 2020 25 September 2020 Reduced
October 14 October 2020 30 October 2020 Reduced
November 11 November 2020 27 November 2020 Full
December  2 December 2020 18 December 2020 Reduced


Users requesting code updates to be visible within systems that are not updated directly through the release files: e.g. NHS mail, N3 etc., should note that these dates correspond to the publication of our data through the TRUD service, and may have no bearing on when you will see updates in these systems.

If detail of the related system for which the change is intended is provided within the request, then a suitable time frame will be provided upon completion of the request as to when the update will be visible.

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact the appropriate helpdesk.

Last edited: 31 January 2020 1:22 pm