- GENERAL DENTAL PRACTITIONERS in England, Wales and Isle of Man
- General Dental Practices in England, Wales and Isle of Man
- NHS in Scotland:
- All healthcare ORGANISATIONS and practitioners in Scotland
- Department of Health, Services and Public Safety (DHSSPS), Northern Ireland:
- All healthcare ORGANISATIONS and practitioners in Northern Ireland
- Responsible for the formal definition of key health geographies in the UK, in terms of their component postcodes.
Administrative codes are used for:
- the identification of information returned to the Department of Health;
- the identification of the ORGANISATIONS involved in the electronic exchange of information within the NHS;
- the identification of the parties involved in the commissioning and administration of an episode of care.
Where a valid ORGANISATION CODE is required for a message but is not available or not known for some reason, an Organisation Data Service Default Code can be used to provide a substitute value: These codes are maintained by the Organisation Data Service.
The current coding standards were introduced in 1996 by the Organisation Codes Service (OCS), now the Organisation Data Service. Subsequent revisions to the structure and format of ORGANISATION CODES have given these codes a consistent and stable format. This both reflects the organisational changes in the NHS and protects the codes against future changes to the structure of the NHS.
These details are made available in the Organisation Data Service data set, issued quarterly to NHS users via the online distribution service, Technology Reference Data Update Distribution Service (TRUD) and through the Organisation Data Service website.
For codes and format see: