About NHS Digital
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), known as NHS Digital, was set up by the Department of Health and Social Care in April 2013 and is an executive non-departmental public body.
It exists to help patients, clinicians, commissioners, analysts and researchers. Its goal is to improve health and social care in England by making better use of technology, data and information.
With an operating budget of around £340 million, and a team of 2,500 staff, it provides national information, data and IT systems for health and social care services.
Current policies and initiatives
NHS Digital recognises the requirement of supporting the Government’s objective to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking and recognises the significant role NHS Digital has to play in both combatting it and supporting victims.
Specifically, NHS Digital is committed to ensuring that its supply chains and business activities are free from ethical and labour standards abuse.
Steps taken by NHS Digital to date include:
Last edited: 14 February 2019 1:58 pm