Home Organisation Data Service and Spine Directory Service
Full files for General Medical Practitioners, General Medical Practices, Branch Surgeries, Pharmacy HQs and Dispensaries.
Releases of this item include weekly data amendments, but do not include the Practitioner amendment file.
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Your responsibilities in using the SDS data
Responsibility for the maintenance of the NHS national reference data is shared between SDS and those who use or own the data. Recipients of SDS products should be aware of their roles and responsibilities with regard to the proper operation of the SDS and the use of the national reference data it provides.
Limitations on the use of the data
It is permitted to incorporate data from this site into software or computer systems used by any person or body performing statutory functions under or by virtue of legislation relating to the NHS
It is not permitted:
to use data from this site for the purpose of promoting commercial products or services to the public
to use data from this site for the purpose of constructing mailing lists
It is the responsibility of the recipients to ensure that their organisation's Data Protection Act registration covers the data received from SDS, and that the personal information contained in this data is treated in a suitably confidential manner
Commercial organisations working on behalf of the NHS may obtain the SDS data by downloading the SDS NonNHS Release Sub Pack. This will be subject to registration approval and the acceptance of a non-exclusive licence agreement.