List of names, address and facilities of all NHS Hospitals

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Dear Sir or Madam,

Please could you provide me with, under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, the names and addresses of and facilities available at every NHS Hospital. If possible, this would be provided in the form of a database export, spreadsheet, XML or CSV file.

I do not consider the NHS Choices Service Directory (link provided below) to provide exemption from this request as to compile a full list would require checking hundreds of addresses and removing duplicates.

Yours faithfully,

Tom Taylor

Department of Health and Social Care

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Department of Health and Social Care

Dear Mr Taylor,

Thank you for your email of 26 June requesting, under the Freedom of
Information (FOI) Act, the names and addresses of, and facilities
available at, every NHS hospital. Your email has been passed to me for
I can confirm that the Department of Health holds information of relevance
to your request, but that it is exempt from release under section 21 of
the FOI Act. This is because it is already reasonably accessible within
the public domain.
You may be interested to learn that data on the NHS Choices website is
updated every two weeks through a data management process largely
administered and executed by the NHS Information Centre, which also
carries out data quality checks on information. Directories are sourced
from a number of suppliers and can be accessed through a search hub which
is prominent and close to the top level of the site.

Hospitals, GPs and Dentists can be searched for on the home page and all
other services are found through clicking on the `find services' or `more
options' links which take users directly to the hub. The address for this
service is: [1]
I am sorry that I cannot be of further help on this occasion.
If you have any queries about this email, please contact me. Please
remember to quote the reference number above in any future communications.

If you are unhappy with the service you have received in relation to your
request and wish to make a complaint or request a review of our decision,
you should write to:

Section Head
Freedom of Information Unit
Department of Health
Room 334b
Skipton House
80 London Road

Email: [2][email address]

If you are not content with the outcome of your complaint, you may apply
directly to the Information Commissioner (ICO) for a decision. Generally,
the ICO cannot make a decision unless you have exhausted the complaints
procedure provided by the Department. The ICO can be contacted at:

The Information Commissioner's Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane

Yours sincerely,

David Winks
Customer Service Centre
Department of Health

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Emily Shaw left an annotation ()


You need to ask for a copy of the Organisation Data Service access database. This will have everything you want. It is held by Connecting for Health, which is part of DH.

There is some information here: but the database can only be downloaded from the NHSNet (which means you have to be on the NHS computer system).

These files give you names of all NHS sites, when they opened/closed, and other similar information. It does not though tell you what 'services' each site provides.

Marie Lewis-Smith left an annotation ()

Hopefully this is a complete list, as of 7th January 2016. No guarantees that they are all here.;​