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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.
We are responsible for collecting, transporting, storing, analysing and disseminating the nation's health and social care data.
We provide a trusted, safe haven for some of an individual's most sensitive information. We also build and maintain the technical systems that enable that data both to be used to support that individual's care and to deliver better, more effective care for the community as a whole.
The NHS Digital data and information strategy, signed off by the board in November 2016, aims to enable the health and care system to provide the best possible services and to achieve world class health outcomes.