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NHS Connecting for Health

NHS Connecting for Health (NHS CFH) is part of the Department of Health Informatics Directorate.

Our role is to maintain and develop the NHS national IT infrastructure.

NHS staff, the media and patients can use this site to learn about our work and its benefits.

Hot sections

Summary Care Records (SCR)

SCRs provide healthcare staff treating patients, in an emergency or out-of-hours, with faster access to key clinical information.

Electronic Prescription Service (EPS)

EPS will make the prescribing and dispensing process safer and more convenient for patients and staff.


NHSmail is the national email and directory service available to NHS staff in England and Scotland.

NHS Number

Using the NHS Number makes it possible to share patient information safely, efficiently and accurately across NHS organisations and social care.

New & upgraded sections

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EPS Directions process restarting

PCTs: apply for GPs to use EPS Release 2.

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Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS)

Find out more and register for updates.

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New-look landing page featuring end-user video.

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NHS Pathways CMS

For triaging emergency or urgent care assessment.

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Summary Care Record: patients' website

New SCR patients' website now launched.

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'Right Patient Right Blood' report

Croydon Health Services' report on ECTMS.

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Updated, including new section 'Supporting informed NHS customers'.

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SCR Deployment Map

Colour-coded GP practice locations and SCR status.