Developing the OpenCommunity standard for community services data ALPHA

Project details:

Organisation Buckinghamshire County Council
Department Digital
Collaboration Level Share Ideas
Budget £0K > £50K
Key Contact Ben Unsworth
Phase start 01 October 2019
Phase Estimated end 31 December 2019


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An NHS Digital funded alpha to develop a prototype data service based on the discovery into developing the OpenCommunity data standard. Read the discovery report at

This project is to prove the viability of the standard and contribute to its adoption across local government and the NHS. Specifically to:

  • Test and refine the data model and taxonomy
  • Prototype and test components to maintain the data
  • Test and explore opportunities to remove duplicate data
  • Test the consumption of a data service by user facing products
  • Build the business case for ongoing work

Porism were contracted to carry out the work (working with Digital Gaps, Placecube, iStandUK and others)




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