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Creating a new NHS England: NHS England and NHS Digital merged on 1 February 2023. More about the merger.

NHS Scotland non-mandatory requests

Section 255(1) of the Health and Social Care Act enables organisations to make a request to the HSCIC (now known as NHS Digital) to establish and operate a system for the collection and analysis of information, where the information is required to support the provision of health or adult social care.

1 February 2023 update - The statutory functions of NHS Digital transferred to NHS England under the Health and Social Care Information Centre (Transfer of Functions, Abolition and Transitional Provisions) Regulations 2023 (Transfer Regulations) with effect from 1st February 2023 (Transfer Date).

Where NHS Digital was required to or previously accepted a request under section 255 of the Health and Social Care Act 2012 to establish and operate an information system, that request is regarded under the Transfer Regulations as a request made to and accepted by NHS England.

Last edited: 2 February 2023 9:35 am