This is a summary of ORD impact however, ORD users should explore their own systems and processes to identify specific imapacts to their own organisations.
This can be used as a guide to the ORD tools available to you.
This document shows organisation types which will transition to ANANA code formats, and csv files which will be deprecated as the content is available via ORD (in XML or JSON format via the ORD API).
Find out about creating a baseline, including information on full files, archive files and usage.
The change to XML introduces a different way of working for ODS data users. A range of tools have been developed to assist users. This guide explains how to transform transforming the XML content to meet local needs.
The change to XML introduces a different way of working for ODS data users. A range of tools have been developed to assist users. The primary constrain tool focusses on extracting specific organisation types from the XML file.
The XML Organisation Reference Data product is available via the Terminology Reference Update Distribution (TRUD) service. This guide explains how to access the product and automate downloads.
Find out about identifying which amended records have been updated in the legacy CSV files and XML files.
The old ODS approach uses a large number of separate CSV files, with their content being constrained by organisation type. The new approach sees all types of organisation published within a single XML file, with new ‘role’ meta-data values to identify organisation type.
An Application Programming Interface (API) for organisation data has been developed to give data users direct access to health and social care organisation reference data. Find out how to get this data via the ODS API suite.
The primary release vehicle for health and social care organisation reference data is a single file in eXtensible Markup Language (XML) format. The XML file is published monthly along with several supporting products. The same data is also made available through an Application Programme Interface (API).
Organisation succession is where one or more new or existing entities displace or merge with one or more records which have closed.
Find out how to understand relationship meta data, including how it works, along with information about names and definitions.
In order to derive NHS hierarchy information (High Level Health Authority and National Grouping) from ORD, the relationship meta data must be used. There are various ‘named relationships’ in ORD which describe how one organisation entity is linked to another.
The change to XML introduces a different way of working for many ODS data users. To determine a type of organisation within XML, role meta data must be used. Role meta data describes what an organisation does, such as the overall function(s) it serves. Find out more about meta data in this guide.