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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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21m threats blocked a month

Our cyber security team monitors and protects devices across the NHS and helps lead the cyber response

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99.98% availability

We provide services the NHS can rely on, with near-perfect average availability across 145 live services

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1.5b transactions

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

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8.3m logins a week

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

Breaking NHS boundaries
Hyper-connected mobile units are helping protect some of the most vulnerable people in our society.

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