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Data tools and services

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

Together with our systems and services, these tools help health and care professionals maintain and manage the information they need.

Tools for accessing data

Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF)

The Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF) measures how well care and support services achieve the outcomes that matter most to people. The measures are grouped into four domains which are typically reviewed in terms of movement over time. Data is provided at council, regional and national level.

Deployment and utilisation progress data

We're responsible for recording data related to the deployment of systems and services across health and social care systems in England. On this page you'll find links to management information dashboards containing this data.

General Practice Data Hub

The General Practice Data Hub is a collection of interactive dashboards covering General Practices in England. This data is published under the open data licence.

Hospital Estates and Facilities Statistics

We publish annual data on estates and facilities in the Estates Return Information Collection (ERIC).

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Tools for submitting data

Clinical Audit Platform

The Clinical Audit Platform is a web-accessible system for health and care staff submitting data across our range of clinical audits and registries.

Secure Electronic File Transfer (SEFT)

Our system can be used to securely transfer data in and out of NHS Digital.

NHS Safety Thermometer

The safety thermometer is a measurement tool for improvement in health care, which focuses on the most common harms to patients.

Estates Returns Information Collection (ERIC)

We support the main central data collection for estates and facilities services from the NHS.

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Data services

General Practice Data Hub

The General Practice Data Hub is a collection of interactive dashboards covering General Practices in England. This data is published under the open data licence.

General Practice (GP) Collections

We collect information from GPs across the UK for use in planning, research and generating payments.

Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) online database

We have developed an online database to find the results the results of your local GP practice and to report the latest annual QOF points. You can also use the database to compare your local GP practice with other GP practices locally, or across England.

Data Access Request Service (DARS)

We handle applications, process data and provide access to specific sets of data when requests are approved.

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

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