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Data and technology that improves lives

We support NHS staff at work, help people get the best care, and use the nation's health data to drive research and transform services.
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Keeping patient data safe
NHS Digital collects data from GP practices to help support care and research. Find out about our new way of collecting this data, and what your choices are.
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3 billion firewall transactions a day

We actively monitor and protect devices across the NHS and work directly with local teams in response to cyber threats

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99.95% availability

We provide services the NHS can rely on, with near-perfect average availability across over 100 live services

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1.4 billion transactions per month

NHS Spine connects more than 20,000 health and care organisations, allowing information to be shared securely

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26 million verified users

The NHS App provides a simple and secure way for people to access a range of NHS services

Precision-guided public health
The COVID-19 pandemic saw a quiet revolution in how we use data to target health and care services at vulnerable individuals.

How we look after your information

Collecting data on health and care is an important part of our role in the health service. We collect and store some information from people's health and care records so that it can be used to run the health service, manage epidemics, plan for the future and research health conditions, diseases and treatments. We always make sure data we collect is handled securely and in line with the law. We don't hold your medical records.

Looking after your data