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ODS Implementation of Integrated Care Boards from July 2022

Organisation Reference Data Change Summary - February 2022

Introduction of integrated care boards

Integrated care boards (ICBs) will succeed sustainability and transformation plans (STPs) and replace the functions of clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) in July 2022.

To support their implementation, NHS England and Improvement (NHSEI) have commissioned NHS Digital’s Organisation Data Service (ODS) team to implement ICBs into Organisation Reference Data (ORD).

Although ICB boundaries are established and known there is not enough clarity around 'ICB Place' and how (if at all) ODS should represent 'Place'. Therefore, in August 2021 NHSEI decided that ICBs be implemented into ORD in two phases:

Transition Phase – July 2022

This will:

  • retain the current active codes identifying STPs, re-naming them to reflect the new legal entity of ICB 
  • end current non-primary role (RO262 Sustainability and Transformation Partnership) on the 30 June 2022
  • create a new non-primary role ‘Integrated Care Board’ with effect from the 1 July 2022, in addition to the existing primary role ‘RO261 Strategic Partnership’

 

Role Type Role ID and Name Action Change to role dates associated with codes
Primary (org type) RO261 – STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP Retain No Change
Non-Primary RO262 – SUSTAINABILITY TRANSFORMATION PARTNERSHIP Close Add end date 30/06/2022
Non-Primary RO318 – INTEGRATED CARE BOARD Add Add Start date 01/07/2022

 

  • establish a new non-primary role for active CCG codes to reflect the Sub ICB Location, under Primary role ‘RO98 Clinical Commissioning Group’

 

Role Type Role ID and Name Action Change to role dates associated with codes
Primary (org type) RO98 – CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP Retain No Change
Non-Primary RO319 – SUB ICB LOCATION Add Add Start date 01/07/2022

 

  • implement parliamentary approved boundary changes

 

Implementation Phase – April 2023

This will:

  • close CCG/Sub ICB Location codes (TBC)2
  • introduce new codes at ICB Place level (TBC)2

NOTE: National Lower Super Output Areas (LSOA)3 changes as a result of 2021 census may lead to further boundary changes (TBC)

This page provides a summary of changes to ORD for the Transition Phase only, that will take effect from 1 July 2022. ODS strongly recommend that ORD users assess the impact of the changes, to enable the completion of any preparatory work needed within your systems and processes, ready for implementation of the changes.

CCG codes are being temporarily retained to provide continuity for systems and services that require this tier of ORD (such as for reporting) during the transition year.

Subject to further NHSEI consultation and elaboration of requirements. ODS has two concepts of organisation start/end dates - a legal view and an operational view.

LSOAs are a unit of statistical geography defined by the Office for National Statistics (ONS), used to identify the boundaries of CCGs and other NHS geographies.


What is changing from July 2022

Integrated care board change flow diagram

All 7 NHSE Region codes will be retained, no name changes.

All 42 ODS codes currently denoting STPs will be retained but renamed to become integrated care boards. All 42 ODS codes will retain their current Primary Role (Strategic Partnership). 

A new Non-Primary Role of ‘Integrated Care Board’ will be added to each of the 42 ICB codes, starting 1 July 2022. Their current STP Non-Primary Role will end 30 June 2022.

All 106 ODS codes currently denoting CCGs will be retained4 but renamed to become '[ICB Name] – [CCG ODS code]'. Note that these ODS codes will also retain their current Primary Role (CCG).

A new Non-Primary role of ‘Sub ICB Location’ will be added to each of the 106 existing CCG codes, starting 1 July 2022.

All 16 geographic Commissioning Hub codes will be retained, no name changes.

Organisations located within an LSOA that is moving CCG/ICB and have a relationship to a CCG or STP as of 30 June 2022, will have that relationship updated to reflect the boundary change.

CCG codes will be legally and operationally closed after April 2023 but are being temporarily retained to provide continuity for systems and services that require this tier of ORD during the Transition Year.


Naming conventions

Integrated Care Boards (previously STPs)

Agreed naming convention from July 2022: NHS [Geographical area] Integrated Care Board

Current (2021) organisation code Name (example) 2022/23 organisation code Name (example)
QMF East London Health & Care Partnership (STP) QMF NHS North East London Integrated Care Board
QJK Devon STP QJK NHS Devon Integrated Care Board
QH8 Mid and South Essex STP QH8 NHS Mid and South Essex Integrated Care Board

 

Sub ICB Locations (previously CCGs)

Agreed naming convention for 2022/23: [ICB name (with suffix abbreviated to ICB)] - [legacy CCG ODS code]

Current (2021) organisation code Name (example) 2022/23 organisation code Name (example)
A3A8R NHS North East London CCG A3A8R NHS North East London ICB – A3A8R
15N NHS Devon CCG 15N NHS Devon ICB – 15N
06Q NHS Mid Essex CCG 06Q NHS Mid and South Essex ICB - 06Q
07G NHS Thurrock CCG 07G NHS Mid and South Essex ICB - 07G
99E NHS Basildon and Brentwood CCG 99E NHS Mid and South Essex ICB - 99E
99F NHS Castle Point and Rochford CCG 99F NHS Mid and South Essex ICB - 99F
99G NHS Southend CCG 99G NHS Mid and South Essex ICB - 99G

All ICB and Sub ICB Location/Geographic Area code names for 2022/23 can be seen within the Change Summary - ICB 22-23 Yr Renaming.


Boundary changes

In July 2021 boundary changes that affect four geographic areas were approved. LSOAs will be moving from existing CCG and/or STP boundaries into new geographical area and/or ICB boundaries.

Information about each affected geographical area follows. In summary, from July 2022 these changes will result in:

Geographic area change diagram

A list of LSOAs moving for each geographical area is available within the Change Summary ICB 22-23 - Yr1 Boundary Changes.

A forward-view, test version of the ONS supplied postcode files that incorporate the boundary changes, will be published on the ODS postcode files web page from June 2022 (based on May 2022’s postcode data).


Boundary changes - Bassetlaw

Map showing Bassetlaw LSOAs

LSOAs which currently form the entirety of NHS Bassetlaw CCG5 (02Q) will move from South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw STP (QF7) to NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board (QT1). This will reduce the boundary of QF7 and expand the boundary of QT1, which in turn, will reduce the boundary of North East and Yorkshire Commissioning Region (Y63) and expand the boundary of Midlands Commissioning Region (Y60). CCG code 02Q and its current boundary will be retained. 

Organisation records located in the Bassetlaw area that have:

  • an active relationship to 02Q on 30 June 2022 will retain this relationship from 1 July 2022; 02Q will have a relationship change from QF7 to QT1
  • an active relationship to QF7 on 30 June 2022 will have a relationship change to QT1
NHS Bassetlaw CCG (02Q) will move:
STP NHSE Region
From: QF7 Y63

 

ICB NHSE Region
To:      QT1 Y60

Bassetlaw CCG will be renamed from July 2022


Boundary changes - West Birmingham

Map of West Birmingham LSOAs

LSOAs from the West Birmingham area, currently part of NHS Black Country and West Birmingham CCG6 (D2P2L), will move to NHS Birmingham and Solihull ICB – 15E (15E), and will therefore split from The Black Country and West Birmingham STP (QUA) and move to NHS Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board (QHL). This will reduce the boundaries of D2P2L and QUA and expand the boundaries of 15E and QHL.

Organisation records located in the West Birmingham area that have a direct, active relationship to D2P2L or QUA on 30 June 2022 will have a relationship change to 15E or QHL from 1 July 2022. 

ODS codes for organisations located in the West Birmingham area that have an active relationship to D2P2L or QUA will move:

CCG STP NHSE Region
From: D2D2L QUA Y60

 

Sub ICB Location ICB NHSE Region
To: 15E QHL Y60

NHS Black Country and West Birmingham CCG will be renamed from July 2022.


Boundary changes - Glossop

Map showing Glossop LSOA boundary changes

LSOAs forming the Glossop area, currently part of NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG7 (01Y), will move to NHS Derby and Derbyshire ICB – 15M (15M), and will therefore split from NHS Greater Manchester STP (QOP) and move to NHS Derby and Derbyshire Integrated Care Board (QJ2.) This will reduce the boundaries of 01Y and QOP and expand the boundaries of 15M and QJ2, which in turn, will reduce the boundary of North West Commissioning Region (Y62) and expand the boundary of Midlands Commissioning Region (Y60).

Organisation records located in the Glossop area that have a direct, active relationship to 01Y or QOP on 30 June 2022 will have a relationship change to 15M or QJ2 from 1 July 2022.

ODS codes for organisations located in the Glossop area that have an active relationship to 01Y or QOP will move:

CCG STP NHSE Region
From: 01Y QOP Y62

 

Sub ICB Location ICB NHSE Region
To: 15M QJ2 Y60

7 NHS Tameside and Glossop CCG will be renamed from July 2022


Boundary changes - Oundle

Map showing Oundle LSOA boundary changes

LSOAs forming the Oundle area, currently part of NHS Cambridge and Peterborough CCG8 (06H), will move to NHS Northamptonshire ICB – 78H (78H), and will therefore split from NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough STP (QUE) and move to NHS Northamptonshire Integrated Care Board (QPM). This will reduce the boundaries of 06H and QUE and expand the boundaries of 78H and QPM, which in turn, will reduce the boundary of Y61 and expand the boundary of Y60.

Organisation records located in the Oundle area that have a direct, active relationship to 06H or QUE on 30 June 2022 will have a relationship change to 78H or QPM from 1 July 20229.

ODS codes for organisations located in the Oundle area that have an active relationship to 06H or QUE will move:

CCG STP NHSE Region
From: 06H QUE Y61

 

Sub ICB Location ICB NHSE Region
To: 78H QPM Y60

8 NHS Cambridge and Peterborough CCG will be renamed from July 2022

9 GP Practice code K83017 'Wansford' is an exception, see 'Relationship changes'.


Relationship changes

From 1 July 2022, ODS will reparent organisation records (ODS codes) that are located within one of the four geographical areas affected by boundary changes and which have a direct, active relationship to a CCG or STP as at 30 June 2022, over to their new Sub IC Location/geographical areas or ICB.

This will see relationship changes for approximately 700 organisation records. Note that this figure is for Organisation Reference Data (ORD) only and is approximate; existing ODS codes or new ODS codes which would be affected by the boundary changes could close or be introduced into ORD prior to 1 July 2022.

Primary role Approximate volume of records affected
Clinical commissioning group (CCG) 1
Local authority 2
NHS trust 2
Primary care network 4
Prescribing cost centre (including GP practices) 46
Pharmacy 81
General dental practice 48
Social care site 94
Optical site 54
Independent sector healthcare providers 14
Independent sector healthcare provider site 102
Non-NHS organisation 104
Prison 2
School 108

Additional changes - GP practice memberships

 GP Practice membership changes that are exceptions or additions to the approved boundary changes.

GP practice
1 1 1 1 2 3
Practice name Bellevue Medical Centre Newport Medical Group Cape Hill Medical Centre Bawtry and Blyth Medical Wansford Stackyard and Woolsthorpe Surgery
Practice code

M85124

M85164

M88006

C84101

K83017

C83653

CCG (current)

NHS Black Country and West Birmingham CCG (D2P2L)

NHS Black Country and West Birmingham CCG (D2P2L)

NHS Birmingham and Solihull CCG (15E)

NHS Bassetlaw CCG (02Q)

NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough CCG (06H)

NHS Lincolnshire CCG (71E)

STP (current)

The Black Country and West Birmingham STP (QUA)

The Black Country and West Birmingham STP (QUA)

Birmingham and Solihull STP (QHL)

South Yorkshire and Bassetlaw STP (QF7)

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough STP (QUE)

Lincolnshire STP (QJM)

NHSE region code (current)

Midlands Commissioning Region (Y60)

Midlands Commissioning Region (Y60)

Midlands Commissioning Region (Y60)

North East and Yorkshire Commissioning Region (Y63)

East of England Commissioning Region (Y61)

Midlands Commissioning Region (Y60)

Sub ICB location (from July 2022)

NHS Birmingham and Solihull ICB – 15E (15E)

NHS Birmingham and Solihull ICB – 15E (15E)

NHS Black Country ICB – D2P2L (D2P2L)

NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire ICB – 02Q (02Q)

NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough ICB – 06H (06H)

NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland ICB – 03W (03W)

ICB (from July 2022)

NHS Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board (QHL)

NHS Birmingham and Solihull Integrated Care Board  (QHL)

NHS Black Country Integrated Care Board  (QUA)

NHS Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Integrated Care Board  (QT1)

NHS Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Integrated Care Board  (QUE)

NHS Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland Integrated Care Board  (QK1)

NHSE region (from(from July 2022)

Midlands Commissioning Region (Y60)

Midlands Commissioning Region (Y60)

Midlands Commissioning Region (Y60)

Midlands Commissioning Region (Y60)

East of England Commissioning Region (Y61)

Midlands Commissioning Region (Y60)

 

Notes

Wansford

This GP practice is located in the Oundle geographical area which will be moving from 06H, QUE and Y61 to 78H, QPM and Y60. To reflect specific local considerations the GP practice will retain its current membership.

Stackyard and Woolsthorpe Surgery

This GP practice is changing CCG membership but this has no effect on geographic borders or ONS resident populations because the practice (and patients) are already physically located within the boundaries of the CCG to which they are moving (practice is currently located outside of the CCG area to which it belongs).


What next?

Further information regarding integrated care system policy and ICB implementation can be found on the FutureNHS Collaboration Platform.

FutureNHS logo

ODS will:

ODS will:

  • Issue reconfiguration guidance as appropriate to current CCGs to help them assess the impact of code rename changes on, for example, systems, processes and reporting
  • Offer webinars (dates to be confirmed) and additional support to the CCGs/ICBs affected by approved boundary changes in 2022/23 (such as creating new site codes if required, advising/signposting with regard to potential system impacts and code migration)
  • Publish advice on the ODS website to support implementation of the 2022/23 ICB coding changes

How to raise questions with ODS regarding the change summaries

Specific questions regarding the changes to STP/ICB and CCG ODS codes and reference data can be raised with ODS via the following process:



The Exeter Helpdesk will log your query and will escalate to ODS for a response.


Glossary of terms

Acronym/term Definition
ODS Organisation Data Service – part of NHS Digital responsible for publishing codes and reference data that identify organisations and individuals across health and social care.
ORD Organisation Reference Data – organisation codes and their details published by ODS.
STP Sustainability and transformation partnerships. 42 STPs currently coded by ODS.
ICB Integrated care board. ICBs will replace STPs in the NHS hierarchy represented in ODS data. The existing 42 STP codes will be retained and renamed as ICBs.
CCG Clinical commissioning group. 106 CCGs currently (2021/22) coded by ODS.
Sub ICB location/ICB geographical area Prior to ICB ‘Places’ being fully defined across the country, during the transition year 2022/23 the term Sub ICB Location or ICB Geographical Area is being used to refer to the 106 CCG boundaries/codes that are all being retained but renamed in ODS data for the transition year.
LSOA Lower Super Output Areas are a unit of statistical geography defined by the Office for National Statistics, used to identify the boundaries of CCGs and other NHS geographies.
ONS Office of National Statistics. The ONS Geography Team maintain and publish health and social care geographic boundaries.
Primary/non-primary role ODS codes are classified with a primary role that denotes their organisation type. All ODS codes will have one primary role. In addition, an ODS code can have zero or many non-primary roles which provide extra detail as to the form/function of that organisation.
Relationships ODS codes are linked together via ‘relationships’ which build an NHS hierarchy. There are different types of relationship which tell ODS data consumers how organisations relate to each other (such as ‘commissioned by’ or ‘operated by’).
Strategic partnership An intentionally generic ODS organisation type (primary role) which has been used to code all types of Strategic Partnerships, including STPs. There is a specific non-primary role for STPs which is associated with relevant Strategic Partnership codes to enable them to be specifically identified. Role definitions are available via the ODS API.

 


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