Corporate information and documents
NHS Digital's business plans, accounts and other corporate documents.
A library of corporate information and documents.
What we're doing to prepare for the new data protection law, to make sure health and care data is always collected, stored, analysed and shared securely and legally.
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.
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.
The Health and Social Care Act sets out the powers of the Secretary of State and NHS England to direct the HSCIC (now known as NHS Digital) to carry out additional functions concerning: Information functions, the information functions of any health or social care body and systems delivery functions.
NHS Digital, issues a Data Provision Notice each time it uses the statutory power under Section 259 (1) of the Health and Social Care Act 2012. The Data Provision Notice provides information on the data collection including the purpose, benefits, how we intend to collect the information, form, manner, frequency and from which organisations. We also include any information governance, legal or burden considerations.
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.
NHS Digital is committed to reducing our impact on the environment. This is NHS Digital's first sustainable development management Plan, covering the period 2017- 2022 and setting out a clear 'Route Map' to develop a more sustainable organisation.