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
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) sends electronic prescriptions from GP surgeries direct to pharmacies.
The SCR is an electronic record of important patient information, created from GP medical records.
The NHS Number helps healthcare staff and service providers match patients to their health records.
The NHS e-Referral Service provides patients with a choice of hospitals and clinics when booking appointments
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.
This CP-IS project will improve the way that health and social care services work together across England to protect vulnerable children.
Our programme provides a dedicated contact point for both NHS commissioners and, where appropriate, their contracted healthcare providers and their system suppliers.
We provide a single national resource for social care data and information in England.
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.
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.