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Community and Social care

Community and Social care support those who need extra care and assistance with everyday activities.

We help partners provide a better social care system so people can retain their dignity and independence.

We collect and publish information that helps plan, deliver and monitor these services. Browse our statistical publications and data collections.

Community and Social care systems


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Electronic Prescription Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) sends electronic prescriptions from GP surgeries to pharmacies.

Summary Care Records (SCR)

The SCR is an electronic record of important patient information, created from GP medical records.

NHS Number

The NHS Number helps healthcare staff and service providers match patients to their health records.

NHS e-Referral Service

The NHS e-Referral Service provides patients with a choice of hospitals and clinics when booking appointments

Systems and Service Delivery

Systems and Service Delivery specialise in providing software development and associated IT services across the health and social care system.


The Personal Demographics Service (PDS) is a national authoritative source of patient demographics data for the whole of the NHS.

Child Protection - Information Sharing project

The Child Protection - Information Sharing project (CP-IS) is helping health and social care staff to share information securely to better protect society's most vulnerable children.

NHS Business Partners

Our programme provides a dedicated contact point for both NHS commissioners and, where appropriate, their contracted healthcare providers and their system suppliers.

National Adult Social Care Intelligence Service (NASCIS)

We provide a single national resource for social care data and information in England.

Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF)

This indicator set measures the success of social services in providing better care for people with support needs. Data is provided at council, regional and national level.

Health and Justice Information Services

The Health and Justice Information Services (HJIS) team supports NHS England in delivering a new integrated health IT system for the English Health and Justice service's residential detention settings.

Digital Child Health

Our purpose is to support the delivery of the recommendations set out in the NHS England strategy Healthy Children: Transforming Child Health Information. Find out more about what we're doing.

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