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About NHS Digital

We're the national information and technology partner to the health and social care system. We're using digital technology to transform the NHS and social care.

Our mission

Our mission is to harness the power of information and technology to improve health and care.



Find out about the campaigns we are running, including our campaign to showcase some of our expert women in IT.

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    Our role and remit in the health service

    NHS Digital supplies information and data to the health service, provides vital technological infrastructure, and helps different parts of health and care work together.

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    Keeping patient data safe

    We are the guardians of patient data, making sure it's protected, and only ever used for the good of health and care. We advise health and care on cyber and data security.

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    Our projects

    These are collaborations between NHS Digital and health and social care bodies or stakeholders. See how we're working with partners to improve digital innovation, inclusion, standards and more.

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    NHS Digital Board

    Our Board is made up of our executive directors and non-executive directors, and reports the the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC).

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    Future Board meetings

    Public sessions of the board are held regularly. Members of the public are welcome to attend and observe these meetings.


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 Digital Jobs.

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    The Academy at NHS Digital

    The Academy at NHS Digital is responsible for ensuring that NHS Digital attracts and develops high quality trainees, recruiting to early careers development schemes such as graduate, apprentice, year in industry and internships.

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    Shadow Me Programme

    NHS Digital's communications team are offering the opportunity for other communications teams to visit them. Applications have now closed for the summer and autumn cohorts. The next cohort will be announced soon.

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    Staff networks

    An introduction to our staff networks and how they make NHS Digital a fairer and more equal place to work.

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    Diversity and inclusion

    As an organisation, we value and understand differences in our people and use it to innovate. Find out about our objectives and the demographics of our workforce.

Contact us

Patients in need of medical advice should call dial 111 from their telephone, or use the online service at

For more help, see our contact us page.

Technology suppliers 

NHS Digital needs to work with suppliers to transform health and care through technology. Come to our events and sign up for our bulletin.