This document sets out the HSCIC's strategy for 2015-20.
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), also known as NHS Digital, was established in April 2013 by the Health and Social Care Act 2012. it is responsible for collecting, transporting, storing, analysing and disseminating the nation's health and social care data.
The HSCIC is responsible for providing a trusted, safe haven for some of an individual's most sensitive information. It is also responsible for building and delivering the technical systems that enable that data both to be used to support that individual's care and to deliver better, more effective care for the community as a whole.
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.