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Secretary of State Directions

Section 254 of the Health and Social Care Act enables the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care to direct the HSCIC (known as NHS Digital) on matters concerning the provision of health services or adult social care in England.

The Secretary of State can instruct NHS Digital to:

  • put in place systems to collect and analyse information
  • develop or operate information or communication systems

Last edited: 26 September 2022 9:43 am