LEARN MORE ABOUT THE ORGANISATION DATA SERVICE

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What does the ODS do?

The Organisation Data Service (ODS) sits within the Systems and Service Delivery arm of NHS Digital. ODS is responsible for the maintenance and publication of Organisation Reference Data (ORD) identifying all organisations that are of interest to the health and social care system, along with related national policies and standards. This data is used almost universally and creates core infrastructure used to support access control, reporting, messaging, financial transactions etc. and provides information that is vital to the day-to-day running of health services. ODS are also responsible for the on-going maintenance of the organisation and person nodes of the Spine Directory Service, the central data repository used within various NHS systems and services.

Please refer to the ODS website for more information about ODS products and services: https://digital.nhs.uk/organisation-data-service

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What is organisation reference data?

  • Unique identifiers & national reference data for Health and Social Care Organisations
  • ODS codes support messaging, access control, reporting and financial transactions
  • EVERYONE across health and social care services uses them

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 The ODS 5 Year Strategy

In July 2015, NHS Digital published 'Information and Technology for Better Care'; a strategy that sets out 5 objectives for the next 5 years. In line with this, ODS developed our own strategy and our 5 key objectives are to:

  • ensure that our product set is clear, understood and used to maximum effect
  • deliver high quality, relevant products utilising the latest technology
  • deliver exception customer service
  • demonstrate good value to the health and social care system
  • manage and communicate our performance

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