ORGANISATION SITE CODE

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

Note: Only ORGANISATION SITE CODES which have been notified to and issued by the Organisation Data Service may be used.

Notes:

ORGANISATION SITE CODING FRAMES

Character
Position

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

Format

 

a/n

 

a/n

 

a/n

 

a/n

 

a/n

 

a/n

 

a/n

 

a/n

 

a/n

 

A Frame

 

Organisation Type Identifier

 

Organisation Identifier

 

Site or Sub-Division Identifier

 
  

B Frame

 

Organisation Type Identifier

 

Organisation Identifier

 

Site or Sub-Division Identifier

 
    

C Frame

 

Organisation Type Identifier

 

Organisation Identifier

 

Site or Sub-Division Identifier

 
    

D Frame

 

Organisation Type
Identifier

 

Practice Identifier

 

Branch Surgery Identifier

 

F Frame

 

Organisation Type
Identifier

 

Organisation Identifier

 
    

H Frame

 

Organisation Type Identifier

 

Organisation Identifier

 
    

I Frame

 

Organisation Type Identifier

 

Organisation Identifier

 
    

J Frame

 

Organisation Type Identifier

Organisation Identifier

    

K Frame

 

Organisation and Organisation Type Identifier

Organisation Site Identifier

    

L Frame

 

Organisation Type Identifier and
Site or Sub-Division Identifier

    

A Frame:

Example
Local Service Provider Site e.g. LSP0101


B Frame:

Example
Care Trust Site e.g. TAK01

Also:

Government Department Sitee.g. XDA01
High Level Health Geography Site, e.g. Area Team sitee.g. Q4401
Local Authority Sitee.g. 000AA
Local Health Board (Wales) Sitee.g. 7A101 
NHS Trust Sitee.g. RH802 
Other Statutory Authority (OSA) Site e.g. X1601 
 e.g. Q3001

C Frame:

Example
Independent Sector Healthcare Provider (ISHP) Site e.g. NV701


D Frame

Example
GP Practice Branch Surgery: e.g. H81010002


F Frame

Example
Commissioning Support Unit Site: e.g. 0AA01


H Frame

Example
Prison: e.g. YDE01


I Frame

Example
Optical Site: e.g. TP01A


J Frame

Example
Care Home Site: e.g. VN01A

Also:

Health Observatorye.g. XP001
Primary Healthcare Directorate (Isle of Man) Sitee.g. YK101



K Frame

Example
Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Site e.g. 11AAA - 99YZZ


L Frame

Example
Special Health Authority (SpHA) Site: e.g. T115A


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

NHS ORGANISATION SITE CODES TABLES

Coding Formats

Table 1: CODING FORMATS FOR ORGANISATION SITES IN ENGLAND AND WALES

Organisation Site Type

Frame Type

Character Position

Code allocated by:

Notes/Comments

 

See Coding Frames Table

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

 

9

 
  

Care Home Site

 

J

 

V

 

L, M or N

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
    

ODS

 

E.g. VN01A, VM01A, VL01A

 

Care Trust Site

 

B

 

T

 

A-Y

 

A-Y

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
    

ODS

 

First three characters denote owning Care Trust

E.g. TAK01

 
Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) Site  

K

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

A-Y

 

A-Y

 

A-Y

 
    

ODS

 

First three characters denote owning Clinical Commissioning Group

E.g. 11AAA - 99YZZ

 

Commissioning Support Unit (CSU) Site

 

F

 

0

 

A-Y

 

A-Y

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
    

ODS

 

E.g. 0AA01

 

Executive Agency Site

 

N/A

See Note

 

X

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 
    

ODS

 

First three characters denote Executive Agency

E.g. X0901

 

Government Department Site

 

B

 

X

 

A-Y

 

A-Y

 

0-9

 

0-9

 
    

ODS

 

First three characters denote Government Department

E.g. XDA01

 

GP Practice Branch Surgery - England and Wales

 

D

 

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

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

ODS

 

First 6 characters denote parent practice. Char 1 = W for Welsh GP Practice.

All other values represent English GP Practices

E.g. H81010002

 
Health Observatory

J

 

X

P

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 
    

ODS

 

E.g. XP001

 

High Level Health Geography Site, e.g. Area Team site

 

B

 

Q

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
    

ODS

 

E.g. Q4401

 

Independent Sector Healthcare Provider (ISHP) Site

 

C

 

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

 

A-Y

 

A-Y, 0-9

 

A-Y, 0-9

 

A-Y, 0-9

 
    

ODS

 

First three characters denote owning Independent Sector Healthcare Provider (ISHP)

E.g. NV701

Note: The A-Y range includes all letters except Z

 

Local Authority (LA) Site

 

B

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

A-Z

 

A-Z

 
    

ODS

 

First three characters denote parent Local Authority

E.g. 000AA

 
Local Health Board (Wales) Site

B

 

7

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
    

ODS

 

First three characters denote owning NHS Trust

E.g. 7A101

 

Local Service Provider Site

 

A

 

L

 

S

 

P

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 
  

ODS

 

First five characters denote owning Local Service Provider

E.g. LSP0101

 

NHS Trust Site

 

B

 

R

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
    

ODS

 

First three characters denote owning NHS Trust

E.g. RH802

 

Optical Site

 

I

 

T

 

P or Q

 

0-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
    

ODS

 

E.g. TP01A, TQ01A

 

Other Statutory Authority (OSA) Site

 

B

 

X

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

0-9

 
    

ODS

 

First three characters denote owning Other Statutory Authority

E.g. X1601 

 

Primary Care Trust (PCT) Site

 

B

 

5

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
    

ODS

 

First three characters denote owning Primary Care Trust

E.g. 5CT49

All Primary Care Trusts closed 31 March 2013

Special Health Authority (SpHA) Site

 

L

 

T

 

1

 

0-9

 

0-9

 

A-Y, 1-9

 
    

ODS

 

The characters do NOT denote any ownership.

E.g. T115A

Strategic Health Authority (SHA) Site

 

B

 

Q

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
    

ODS

 

First three characters denote owning SHA Trust

E.g. Q3001

All Strategic Health Authorities closed 31 March 2013 - from 1 April 2013 referred to as High Level Health Geography Site

Note: Codes for Executive Agency, Executive Agency Programme, Executive Agency Site and Executive Agency Programme Department do not easily fit into the coding frames as shown above and are therefore not included. This is due to their unusual structure in that there are more hierarchical 'tiers' than with other organisations.

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).


Note: A-9 indicates that characters A-Z and 0-9 are valid: except B, I, O, S, U and Z (to avoid ambiguity). This applies to all ORGANISATION SITE CODES in the Coding Format Table above except Independent Sector Healthcare Provider (ISHP) sites.

  

Table 2: CODING FORMATS FOR ORGANISATION SITES IN OTHER HOME COUNTRIES

Organisation Site Type

Frame Type

Character Position

Code allocated by:

Notes/Comments

 

See Coding Frames Table

 

1

 

2

 

3

 

4

 

5

 

6

 

7

 

8

 

9

 
  

Primary Healthcare Directorate (Isle of Man) Site

J

 

Y

 

K

 

A-9

 

A-9

 

A-9

 
  

 

 
 

ODS

 

E.g. YK101

 

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

 

This attribute is also known by these names:
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