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Data and information

NHS Digital has responsibility for collecting and publishing data and information from across the health and social care system in England. Our standards are used to ensure data is handled securely and efficiently.

Our information is used for research, planning and improving services.

Data and information

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Find data and publications

NHS Digital collects, safeguards and analyses health care data and information to support better outcomes and world-leading research.

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Submit data

We help healthcare professionals submit data and offer guidance for using our data collection systems.

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Indicators

NHS Digital publishes over a thousand indicators covering quality through to population health and outcomes of treatments.

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Clinical audits and registries

The results mean care can be assessed against agreed clinical standards and used to improve patient outcomes and to support a variety of other initiatives.

Data tools and services

Our data tools allow you to access, review, monitor and extract data for analysis and reporting.

Data and information security and information standards

We offer guidance and support for standards that allow organisations to handle health and care data safely and securely.

NHS Digital data and information strategy

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.

Freedom of Information

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act gives you the right to obtain information held by public authorities unless there are good reasons to keep it confidential.

Find out how to request information

Freedom of Information Disclosure Log

We regularly publish responses to requests (from April 2012 onwards) in our disclosure log

Have a question? Call us on 0300 303 5678 or contact enquiries@nhsdigital.nhs.uk.

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