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Creating a new NHS England: NHS England and NHS Digital merged on 1 February 2023. All references to NHS Digital now, or in the future, relate to NHS England. More about the merger.

Publication scheme

Our publication scheme, drawn up under the Freedom of Information Act 2000, fulfils the requirements of the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) as per the model publication scheme for public authorities. 

Merger with NHS England - 1 February 2023

On 1 February 2023, NHS Digital merged with NHS England. As a result, Freedom of Information (FOI) requests will now be processed via the NHS England Customer Contact Centre.

Please send Freedom of Information, Environmental Information Regulation and Internal Review requests to Please write 'Freedom of Information' in the subject line. If you have difficulty making a written request, please call the Customer Contact Centre on 0300 311 22 33.

Requests which have been sent to the NHS Digital Contact Centre before 1 February will be responded to as was normal practice at that time.

The purpose of this publication scheme is to set out:

  • classes of information we commit to publish as a matter of course
  • how this information will be published
  • whether the information is available free of charge or on payment

The publication scheme fulfils the requirements of the Information Commissioner as set out in this model publication scheme for FOI public authorities supported by the Commissioner's definition document for government agencies.

Who we are and what we do

How we make decisions

This includes:

Lists and registers

This includes:


Requesting information

If you cannot find what you want through this scheme or otherwise through our website, you can make a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act.

Requests for information under the Act should be made by email or in writing, to the relevant part of the organisation dealing with the matters you're interested in.

Alternatively, you can send your request to: or write to us at: Contact NHS Digital

Last edited: 1 December 2022 5:05 pm