ORGANISATION CODE

An ORGANISATION CODE is a code which identifies an ORGANISATION uniquely.

ORGANISATION CODES are managed by:

Notes:

ORGANISATION CODING FRAMES

Character
Position

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

 

Format

 

a/n

 

a/n

 

a/n

 

a/n

 

a/n

 

a/n

 

a/n

 

a/n

 

A Frame

 

Organisation
Type Identifier

 

Organisation Identifier

 
   

B Frame

 

Organisation Type Identifier

 

Organisation Identifier

 
   

C Frame

 

Organisation Type Identifier

 

Organisation Identifier

 

D Frame

 

Organisation Type Identifier

 

Organisation Identifier

 
     

E Frame

 

Organisation Identifier

 
       

F Frame

 

Organisation Type Identifier

 

Organisation Identifier

 
    

G Frame

 

Organisation Type Identifier

 

Practice Identifier

 
  

H Frame

 

Organisation Type Identifier

 

Organisation Identifier

 
     

I Frame

 

Organisation Type Identifier

 

Organisation Identifier

 
   

K Frame

 

Organisation Identifier

 
     

 L Frame

 

Organisation Type Identifier

 

Organisation Identifier

 

Organisation Type Identifier

 
   

M Frame

 

Organisation and Organisation Type Identifier

 
     

N Frame

 

Organisation Type Identifier

 

Organisation Identifier

 

A Frame:

Example
Non NHS Organisation (Independent Provider) e.g. 8HA03


B Frame:

Example
Local Service Provider e.g. LSP01

Also:

Application Service Providere.g. YGM01
Education Establishmente.g. YDF01
NHS Support Agencye.g. YDD01

C Frame:

Example
School e.g. EE134290


D Frame:

Example
Care Trust e.g. TAK

Also:

Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) / Data Management and Integration Centre (DMIC) / Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO)e.g. 0AA
High Level Health Geography, e.g. Area Teame.g. Q44
Local Health Board (Wales)e.g. 7A1
NHS Truste.g. RH8

E Frame:

Example
Government Office Region (GOR) e.g. K

Note: ORGANISATION TYPE of Government Office Region (GOR) is identified by a one character code; no other one character code exists.

F Frame:

Example
Pharmacy Headquarters e.g. P001

Also:

Care Home Headquarterse.g.CA0A
Optical Headquarters e.g.T1A1

G Frame:

Example
GP Practices in England and Wales e.g. Y00001

Also:

Dental Practicee.g.V20052

H Frame:

Example
Cancer Network e.g. N01

Also:

Booking Management System (BMS) Call Centre Establishmente.g. YF1
Government Departmente.g. XDA
Independent Sector Healthcare Provider (ISHP) (where the 2nd character is alpha)e.g. NV7
National Application Service Providere.g. YEA
Other Statutory Authority (OSA)e.g. X16

I Frame:

Example
Special Health Authority (SpHA) e.g. T1150


K Frame:

Example
NHS Wales Informatics Service e.g. W00


L Frame:

Example
Northern Ireland Local Commissioning Group e.g. ZC010

Note: this is a 5 character method of displaying Northern Ireland Local Commissioning Group identifiers.
Characters 3 and 5 are ‘fillers’. If a 3 character code is required (as used by the Office for National Statistics in the NHS Postcode Directory) zeros can be omitted, e.g. ZC1.
The 3 character method of displaying the Northern Ireland Local Commissioning Group identifiers fit under the H Frame.
Guidance on the use of Northern Ireland codes can be found in Data Set Change Notice 19/2009.


M Frame:

Example
Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) e.g. 12A

Also:

Local Authoritye.g.000


N Frame:

Example
GP Abeyance and Dispersal GP Practice e.g. G7817414


The structure and format of ORGANISATION CODES maintained by the Organisation Data Service, NHS Prescription Services, NHS Dental Services and other agencies are detailed in the tables below.

ORGANISATION CODES TABLES

Table 1: CODING FORMATS FOR ORGANISATIONS IN ENGLAND AND WALES

Organisation Type

Frame Type

Character Position

Code allocated by:

Notes/Comments

 

See Coding Frames Table

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

 
  

Application Service Provider

 

B

 

Y

 

G

 

M

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
   

ODS 

 

E.g. YGM01

 

Booking Management System (BMS) Call Centre Establishment

 

H

 

Y

 

F

 

A-9

 
     

ODS

 

E.g. YF1

 

Cancer Network

 

H

 

N

 

0-9

 

A-9

 
     

ODS

 

E.g. N01

 

Cancer Registry 

A

 

Y

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 
   

ODS

 

E.g. Y0401

 

Care Home Headquarters

 

F

 

A, C or D

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
    

ODS

 

E.g. CA0A

 

Care Trust (CT)

 

D

 

T

 

A-Y

 

A-Y

 
     

ODS

 

E.g. TAK

 

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG

M

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

A-Y

 
     

ODS

 

E.g. 12A

 

Clinical Network

B

 

Y

 

D

 

G

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
   

ODS

 

E.g. YDG01

 

Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) / Data Management and Integration Centre (DMIC) / Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office (DSCRO)

D

 

0

 

A-Y

 

A-Y

 
     

ODS

 

E.g. 0AA

 

Dental Practice - England and Wales

 

G

 

V

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 
  

NHS Dental Services

 

E.g. V20052

 

Education Establishment

 

B

 

Y

 

D

 

F

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
   

ODS

 

E.g. YDF01

 

Executive Agency

 

N/A

See Note 1 

X

 

0-9

 

0-9

 
     

ODS

 

E.g. X09

 

Executive Agency Programme

 

N/A

See Note 1 

X

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 
  

ODS

 

First three characters denote Executive Agency

E.g. X09001

 

Government Department

 

H

 

X

 

A-Y

 

A-Y

 
     

ODS

 

E.g. XDA

 

Government Office Region (GOR)

 

E

A-Y

 
       

ONS

 

E.g. K

Government Office Regions (GORs) closed 31 March 2011 - from 1 April 2011 referred to as Regions

 

GP Abeyance and Dispersal GP Practice

 

N

G

 

7

 

8

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

ODS

 

E.g. G7817414

 

GP Practices in England and Wales

G

 

A-H,
J-N,
P,
W &
Y

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 
  

NHS Prescription Services

 

Char 1 = W for Welsh GP Practice.

All other values represent GP Practices in England.

Note: from 2003, ALL newly allocated Practice Codes in England begin with a Y

E.g. Y00001

 

High Level Health Geography, e.g. Area Team

 

D

 

Q

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
     

ODS

 

E.g. Q44

 

Independent Sector Healthcare Provider (ISHP)

H

 

A, B, D, G, I, K, L, M , N, O, S, U, V, W

 

A-Y

 

A-Y, 0-9

 
     

ODS

 

E.g. NV7

 

Local Authority (LA)

 

M

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 
     

ODS

 

E.g. 000

 

Local Health Board (Wales)

 

B

 

7

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
     

ODS 

 

E.g. 7A1 

 

Local Service Provider (LSP)

 

B

 

L

 

S

 

P

 

0-9

 

0-9

 
   

ODS

 

E.g. LSP01

 

Military Hospital

B

 

X

 

M

 

D

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
   

ODS

 

E.g.XMDA1

 

National Application Service Provider

H

 

Y

 

E

 

A-9

 
     

ODS

 

E.g. YEA

 

National Groupings (England) 

H

Y

 

5

 

0-9

 
     

ODS

 

E.g. Y51

 

NHS Support Agency 

B

 

Y

 

D

 

D

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
   

ODS

 

E.g. YDD01

 

NHS Trust

 

D

 

R

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
     

ODS

 

E.g. RH8

 

NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS)

 

K

 

W

 

0

 

0

 
     

ODS

 

Only one organisation of this type exists for Wales

E.g. W00

 

Non NHS Organisation (Independent Provider)

 

A

 

8

 

A-Y

 

A-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 
   

ODS

 

E.g. 8HA03

 

Northern Ireland Health & Social Care Board

N/A

 

Z

 

B

 

0

 

0

 

1

 
   

ODS

 

E.g. ZB001

 

Northern Ireland Health & Social Care Trust

 

I

 

Z

 

T

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 
   

ODS

 

E.g. ZT001

 

Northern Ireland Local Commissioning Group

 

L

 

Z

 

C

 

0

 

0-9

 

0

 
   

Department for Health, Social Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS), Northern Ireland

 

E.g. ZC010

Note that characters 3 and 5 are ‘fillers’ to create a 5 character code. If a 3 character code is required (as used by the Office for National Statistics in the NHS Postcode Directory), zeros can be omitted and fits under the H frame: E.g. ZC1.
Guidance on the use of Northern Ireland codes can be found in Data Set Change Notice 19/2009. 

 

Optical Headquarters

 

 

 

0-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
    

ODS 

 

E.g. T1A1 

 

Other Statutory Authority (OSA)

 

H

 

X

 

0-9

 

0-9

 
     

ODS

 

E.g. X16

 

Pharmacy

 

A

 

F

 

A-Y

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
   

ODS

 

E.g. FA002

 

Pharmacy Headquarters

 

F

 

P

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
    

ODS

 

E.g. P001

 

Primary Care Trust (PCT)

 

D

 

5

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
     

ODS

 

E.g. 5CT

All Primary Care Trusts closed 31 March 2013

Prison Health Service

B

 

Y

 

D

 

E

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
   

ODS

 

E.g. YDE01

 

School

 

C

 

E

 

E

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

Department for Education and ODS

 

E.g. EE134290

 

Special Health Authority (SpHA)

 

I

 

T

 

1

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0

 
   

ODS

 

E.g. T1150

 

Strategic Health Authority (SHA)

 

D

 

Q

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
     

ODS

 

E.g. Q30

All Strategic Health Authorities in England closed 31 March 2013

Welsh Assembly

 

D

 

W

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

 

 

 
   

ODS

 

E.g. W01

 

Welsh Health Commission 

A

 

W

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

A-Y

 

A-Y

 
   

ODS

 

E.g. W01HC

 

Notes:

Executive Agency and Executive Agency Programme are both considered Organisation level entities, although each Programme does have a relationship to an Executive Agency. Executive Agency codes are three characters long. Executive Agency Programme codes are six, and their first three characters are the same as the Executive Agency they are associated to.

Department codes of eight characters long can then be allocated underneath a Programme code (sharing the first six characters). Executive Agency Site codes of five characters long can be allocated under an Executive Agency code (and share the first three characters).

 

Table 2: CODING FORMATS FOR ORGANISATIONS IN SCOTLAND

Scottish ORGANISATION CODES are supplied by the Information Standards Directorate (ISD) from NHS Scotland and published by the Organisation Data Service.

Organisation Type

Character Position

Code allocated by:

Notes/Comments

 123456  

GP Practice - Scotland 

S

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

NHS

 
 

Scottish GP Fundholder

 

S

 

A-Z

 

B

 

0-9

 

0-9

 
 

ISD, Scotland

 

2nd character identifies the Health Board the GPFH reports to.
3rd character (always B) shows GPFH status.

 

Scottish Health Agency

 

S

 

D

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 
 

ISD, Scotland

 

2nd character (D) identifies Scottish Office agencies

 

Scottish Health Board

 

S

 

A-Z

 

9

 

9

 

9

 
 

 ISD, Scotland

 

 

Scottish Provider

 

S

 

A-Z

 

A,C,D

 

0-9

 

0-9

 
 

ISD, Scotland

 

2nd character identifies the Health Board the organisation reports to.
3rd character identifies the organisation type:
A= Health Unit
C = Hospital Trust
D = Nursing Home

 

Table 3: CODING FORMATS for ORGANISATIONS in OTHER HOME COUNTRIES

Organisation Type

Character Position

Code allocated by:

Notes/Comments

 123456  

GP Practice - Alderney

 

A

 

L

 

D

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

NHS Prescription Services

 
 

GP Practice - Guernsey

 

G

 

U

 

E

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

NHS Prescription Services

 
 

GP Practice - Isle of Man (IOM)

 

Y

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

NHS Prescription Services

 
 

GP Practice - Jersey

 

J

 

E

 

R

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

NHS Prescription Services

 
 

Primary Healthcare Directorate (Isle of Man)

 

Y

 

K

 

A-9

 
   

ODS

 

E.g. YK1

 

Note: A-9 indicates that characters A-Z and 0-9 are valid: except B, I, O, S, U and Z (to avoid ambiguity).

 

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