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Consultation on changes to NHS Digital Statistics 2016/17 - 2018/19: Now Closed

This consultation closed on 27 June 2016.

NHS Digital would like to thank all those who took part in the consultation.

Consultation outcome

We have now published word icon our response to the consultation [856kb], which includes a summary of what you told us and the actions we are taking as a result. As stated in the original consultation, we have also published csv icon all consultation responses [6Mb] with contact details removed.

If you would like to know more about the consultation or if you have any queries, please contact us at with the subject heading stating 'Changes to NHS Digital Statistics Consultation'.

What was this consultation?

This consultation invited responses on proposed changes to NHS Digital Statistics over the next three years. This was your opportunity to tell us what matters to you and help us understand how we can make the changes we need to with as little disruption to your work as possible.

word icon Word version of the consultation proposals [166kb]

Background to the consultation

The HSCIC publishes around 90 series of Official Statistics and National Statistics each year. Use of health and care statistics helps those involved to manage the system more effectively, commission better services, understand public health trends in more detail, develop new treatments and monitor the safety and effectiveness of care providers.

The HSCIC Strategy 2015-20 sets out that over the next few years we are committed to analysing and making openly available data, statistical information and insights about the health and social care sector in ways which better meet our user needs. However, these changes come at a time when spending on central services is being squeezed, and we must better prioritise our current services.

We are therefore proposing a series of changes over the next three years which will help us to better prioritise resources from our stretched budget while developing our statistical products to better meet the needs of our users. We are making the changes necessary to enable us to produce high quality statistics suited to support a modern health and care system and help Britain make better decisions.

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