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About NHS Digital

We're the national information and technology partner to the health and social care system. We're using digital technology to transform the NHS and social care.

Our vision

Our vision is to harness the power of information and technology to improve health and care.

Transforming health and care through technology

Delivering the strategy set out in Personalised Health and Care 2020.

Our role and remit in the health service

NHS Digital supplies information and data to the health service, provides vital technological infrastructure, and helps different parts of health and care work together.

Keeping patient data safe

We are the guardians of patient data, making sure it's protected, and only ever used for the good of health and care. We advise health and care on cyber and data security.

NHS Digital Board

Our Board reports to the Department of Health.

Clinical leadership

See the doctors, nurses and other professionals working within NHS Digital to make sure we provide the best services for health and care.

Executive team

Our senior staff team members oversee all areas of our work to transform health and care.


We have offices around England and we employ 2,500 staff as IT specialists, programme and project managers, statisticians, analysts, and information security experts.

We are always looking for new people to join our teams.

Our vacancies can be found at NHS Digital Jobs.

Corporate information and documents

View and download reports, strategic documents and other corporate information.

Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data

The Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data (IGARD) considers all requests for dissemination of confidential information, as defined in Section 263 of the Health & Social Care Act, through the Data Access Request Service (DARS). We aim to improve transparency, accountability, quality and consistency through robust, independent scrutiny of NHS Digital data distributions, as well as providing a voice for stakeholders and the public.

Directions and Data Provision Notices

The health secretary and other parts of the health service can ask NHS Digital to collect information on specific topics so that they can improve patient care.

NHS Digital's annual reports and accounts

Our annual reports and accounts are laid before parliament every year. Download our latest annual report for 2016-17, and reports for previous years.

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Contact us

If you have a question, complaint or Freedom of Information request you can email our customer service centre or call us on 0300 303 5678.

We have a dedicated Press Office for all media enquiries.

Nursing and NHS Digital

Our products and services are leading to major changes in the way nurses deliver care at the bedside and in the community. Find out more about what we're doing and how it benefits both nurses and patients.


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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.

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