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What is NHS Digital?

NHS Digital (formerly HSCIC) uses information and technology to improve health and care.

Our purpose

As an arms-length body of the Department of Health, we are the national provider of information, data and IT systems for commissioners, analysts and clinicians in health and social care.

NHS Digital:

  • operates and develops IT systems
  • collects, processes and publishes data
  • ensures organisations meet information and security standards

We support the health and care system, helping patients make informed choices about their care while ensuring their data is kept safe.

Find out about  the Department of Health Remit to NHS Digital for 2017/18.

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What we do

NHS Digital acts as an internal NHS IT provider. We deliver national IT services to the NHS. Our broad range of skills enables us to deliver solutions on time and within budget, every time.

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About our services

We provide a range of indicators, official statistics, reports, audits, surveys, systems and services relating to the NHS and social care system.

Board meetings

Our Board holds both public and business meetings regularly throughout the year. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe these meetings.

Board membership

Our Board, made up of our executive directors and non-executive directors.

Our strategy

This documents sets out the HSCIC's strategy for 2015-20 across all the areas for which we are responsible.

NHS Digital annual report and accounts 2016 to 2017

Our annual report and accounts for 2016 to 2017 were laid before parliament on 11 July 2017.

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Careers

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 Jobs.

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Contact us

If you have a question, complaint or Freedom of Information request you can contact us via email or call us on 0300 303 5678.

We have a dedicated Press Office for all media enquiries.

You can also connect with NHS Digital on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.

Contact us

Have a question? Call us on 0300 303 5678 or contact enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk.

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