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Data and information

NHS Digital has responsibility for standardising, collecting and publishing data and information from across the health and social care system in England.

Our information is used for research, planning and improving services.

Data and information

Find data and publications

NHS Digital collects, safeguards and analyses health care data and information to support better outcomes and world-leading research.

Data collections and data sets

We help healthcare professionals submit data and offer guidance for using our data collection systems.

Information Standards

Information standards for health and care organisations to follow, so that data can be shared and compared across the sector.


NHS Digital publishes over a thousand indicators covering quality through to population health and outcomes of treatments.

Clinical audits and registries

NHS Digital runs clinical audits and registries for the health and care system in England.

Data tools and services

Our data tools allow you to access, review, monitor and extract data for analysis and reporting.

Looking after information

Data security and information governance to keep health and care information safe and share it securely.

Areas of interest

Find our data and publications by selecting your area of interest.

NHS Digital data and information strategy

The NHS Digital data and information strategy, signed off by the board in November 2016, aims to enable the health and care system to provide the best possible services and to achieve world class health outcomes.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act gives you the right to obtain information held by public authorities unless there are good reasons to keep it confidential.

Find out how to request information

Freedom of Information Disclosure Log

We regularly publish responses to requests (from April 2012 onwards) in our disclosure log

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