Integrated Care Boards (ICBs) will be established as statutory bodies from July 2022 and will succeed Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships (STPs). These are expected to come into effect on 1 July 2022 when ICBs are legally established (subject to the passage of legislation).
The 42 ODS codes that currently identify STPs will be retained, and their names changed to reflect their new legal status as ICBs. ODS will allocate a new non primary role to indicate their new legal status as Integrated Care Boards.
All CCGs are due to be statutorily abolished on the 1 July 2022 and from this point all statutory obligations will be managed by the ICB entities (via a Transfer Order). However, the system will not have completed planning and design activities in time for CCG ODS codes to be withdrawn at this point.
Phase 2 changes
Next year will see the need for more significant changes, including code closures and relationship/hierarchy changes within ODS which will have considerable impact on all systems, products and services that consume ODS data.
We're still working out the full extent of these changes, how they will impact organisations locally and what NHS Digital systems will need to do to reflect them. Much of this will be dependent on how individual organisations intend to operate, and a discovery exercise will be undertaken with impacted organisations to better understand this.
The date for these changes is currently under review.
ODS will also reflect parliamentary approved ICB renaming and boundary changes with effect from 1 July 2022.