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Information and technology for better health and care

NHS Digital is the new name for the Health and Social Care Information Centre. We exist to improve health and care by providing national information, data and IT services for patients, clinicians, commissioners and researchers.

Our purpose

Our plans and performance

 Find out more about our successes, our strategy and our business plans.

View our strategy for 2015 to 2020
Annual report and accounts 2015 to 2016


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Latest news

Latest guidance for NHS on protecting against cyber attack

Last updated 18 May 2017: Get the latest information and guidance from NHS Digital's Data Security Centre on the cyber attack on the NHS on 12 May 2017.

Update on NHS cyber attack (15 May)

15 May: Our Data Security Centre continues to provide 24/7 specialist support to help NHS organisations, their in-house IT teams and staff deal with the NHS cyber attack.

UPDATE: Cyber security incident (14 May)

Our Data Security Centre continues to work around the clock alongside the National Cyber Security Centre, to support NHS organisations that have reported any issues related to this cyber attack.


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NHS Digital Public Board Meeting

Wednesday 31 May 2017, Diggory, Hill and Bevan, 1 Trevelyan Square, Leeds, LS1 6AE

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Past events


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