Corporate information and documents

NHS Digital's business plans, accounts and other corporate documents.

Library of corporate information and documents


Our strategy

NHS Digital is the trading name of the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), which was established in April 2013 by the Health and Social Care Act 2012. Read about our strategy for 2015-20.


Publication scheme

NHS Digital (previously HSCIC) provides national information, data and IT systems for health and care services. We exist to help patients, clinicians, commissioners, analysts and researchers. Our goal is to improve health and social care in England by making better use of technology, data and information. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was set up by the Department of Health in April 2013 and is an executive non-departmental public body. Trusted with over £1 billion of Department of Health funding, and an operating budget of £250 million, our team of 2,500 staff works to improve health and care services.


How we support 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.


NHS Digital slavery and human trafficking statement for 2017/18

We recognise the requirement of supporting the Government's objective to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking and the significant role NHS Digital has to play in both combating it and supporting victims. NHS Digital is committed to make sure its supply chains and business activities are free from ethical and labour standards abuse.


Directions and Data Provision Notices

The health secretary and other parts of the health service can ask NHS Digital to collect information on specific topics so that they can improve patient care.


Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data

The Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data (IGARD) considers all requests for dissemination of confidential information, as defined in Section 263 of the Health & Social Care Act, through the Data Access Request Service (DARS). We aim to improve transparency, accountability, quality and consistency through robust, independent scrutiny of NHS Digital data distributions, as well as providing a voice for stakeholders and the public.


Anti-fraud, bribery, and corruption

NHS Digital is a publicly funded organisation and is committed to applying the highest standards of ethical conduct and behaviour which includes having robust controls in place to prevent fraud, bribery and corruption.


Our staff networks

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