All A - Z
An alphabetical list and description of systems, services and tools.
A cohort of eligible males is extracted each year from NHAIS systems and uploaded to our Population Index (PI) database.
This service can check for a record of a Civil Death Registration in England, Wales and the Isle of Man on behalf of adoptees and birth relatives to establish if an adoptee or birth relative is recorded as having died. You can also use this service to forward information about hereditary medical conditions to an adoptee's or birth relative's GP.
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.
NHS Digital's benefit management team ensures that benefits are considered throughout the lifecycle of every programme and into service.
The Bowel Cancer Screening System (BCSS) identifies eligible men and women to participate in bowel cancer screening.
The National Health Application and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) Breast Screening System is used to select women on local NHAIS systems who are eligible for breast screening.
BAAS offers advice, guidance and support for the health and social care system on minimising the burden and bureaucracy of data collection, freeing up staff time for care.
Aggregated statistical data are collected from primary care organisations' NHAIS systems and used to assist the running of the screening programmes.
CareCERT offers advice and guidance to help health and social care organisations respond effectively and safely to cyber security threats.
The Child Protection - Information Sharing project (CP-IS) is helping health and social care staff to share information securely to better protect society's most vulnerable children.
We provide a single, secure web-based platform that is easily accessible for anyone who is submitting data for clinical audits or registries.
CARMS works collaboratively with clinical specialists and patients representatives to develop and deliver clinical audits and registries.
Our standards provide a consistent way for information to be collected across the NHS.
We ensure the operation of a consistent clinical safety management approach so that NHS IT systems support clinicians in providing better, safer patient care.
The design of common methods to use healthcare IT systems relies on standards and guidance.
We handle applications, process data and provide access to specific sets of data when requests are approved.
This service allows commissioners to plan effectively using detailed patient journey information without accessing confidential patient data.
The Personal Demographics Service (PDS) is a national authoritative source of patient demographics data for the whole of the NHS.
Improving data quality and interoperability standards in pathology, imaging, endoscopy, physiological measures and genomics health services.
Our purpose is to support the delivery of the recommendations set out in the NHS England strategy Healthy Children: Transforming Child Health Information. Find out more about what we're doing.
The Digital Delivery Centre (DDC) oversees a number of key national applications and infrastructure for health and social care IT.
The Directory of Services (DoS) is a central directory that is integrated with NHS Pathways and is automatically accessed if the patient does not require an ambulance or by any attending clinician in the urgent and emergency care services.
The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) sends electronic prescriptions from GP surgeries to pharmacies.
We support the main central data collection for estates and facilities services from the NHS.
The Family Nurse Partnership is an intensive, nurse-led programme of home visits for vulnerable, first time, young parents.
The FGM RIS is a national IT system that supports the early intervention and ongoing safeguarding of girls, under the age of 18, who are potentially at risk of female genital mutilation (FGM).
GPs, practice staff, suppliers and buyers in CCGs and CSUs can work with us to improve GP IT systems and services.
We collect information from GPs across the UK for use in planning, research and generating payments.
The General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) collects information for a wide range of purposes, including providing GP payments. It works with the Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) and GP clinical systems as part of the GP Collections service.
The GP Payments system provides NHS England with the tools for managing the calculation of payments to GP practices.
GP Systems of Choice is a contractual framework to supply IT systems and services to GP practices and associated organisations in England. It makes sure GPs and practice staff have access to the best technology to support patient care.
GP2GP enables patients' electronic health records to be transferred directly and securely between GP practices.
An electronic data interchange between health authorities and GPs operating throughout England and Wales.
The Health and Justice Information Services (HJIS) team supports NHS England in delivering a new integrated health IT system for the English Health and Justice service's residential detention settings.
The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) will provide a reliable, efficient and flexible way for health and care organisations to access and exchange electronic information.
Researchers can apply to use blood samples taken and stored as part of the Health Survey for England (HSE).
We have the expertise and experience of running complex health surveys for other organisations, both local and national.
We publish annual data on estates and facilities in the Estates Return Information Collection (ERIC).
The Independent Communications Manager (ICM) acts as the communications interface for National Health Applications and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) applications.
Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data (IGARD) is an independent group, hosted by NHS Digital, that considers applications for sensitive data made through our Data Access Request Service.
The Indicator Assurance Service ensures national level health and social care indicators are well defined and are based on good data and transparent methodologies.
This brings a range of health indicators together in one place, providing quick and easy access to around 1,900 indicators.
The authoritative source of advice and guidance about the rules on using and sharing information in health and care.
The Bowel Cancer Screening System (BCSS) identifies and invites eligible men and women to participate in bowel cancer screening.
Making data more easily accessible to a wider range of data users than ever before. Access and extract information to meet your own needs - make selections, view comparisons, create tables and generate graphs.
Local Service Provider (LSP) Delivery supports the Department of Health in delivery against LSP contracts.
Access health authority data to run queries and conduct detailed analysis.
The main messaging service used across health and social care, allowing health and care organisations to communicate securely.
Extract data from the National Health Application and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) database.
Our Mobile Technology Investment Toolkit contains support and guidance on initiating and implementing mobile working programmes and projects.
MIQUEST enables the collection of health data from GP computer systems in a common computer-readable format.
The National Adult Social Care Intelligence Service (NASCIS) is a single national resource of social care information for England. It has a collection of data, tools and resources designed to meet the needs of service planners, managers, researchers and policy makers and others.
National Back Office for the Personal Demographic Service
BS Select and the BS Information System are browser-based applications that support National Breast Screening services in England.
The National Casemix Office designs and refines classifications that are used by the NHS in England to describe healthcare activity.
The call/recall system invites women for a smear test based upon criteria such as age, location, GP and previous test results.
The National Clinical Content Repository (NCCR) is a service operated by the NHS Digital Copyright Licensing Service that enables users to access certain copyrighted clinical assessment tools and outcome measures used within the Mental Health Services Data Set (MHSDS).for use within health and social care.
A new consent/opt-out model for data sharing to enable people to make an informed decision about how their individual data will be used.
Services include the Calculating Quality Reporting Service Bureau, Data Centre Hosting, GMS Census download and Prescription Pricing Division Data
We register nhs.uk domain names for organisations wanting an NHS website. We also deal with IP addresses, SMTP email domains, EDI addresses and MESH accounts.
Read how the NHS Blood and Organ Donation Registers work and download user reference manuals.
Our programme provides a dedicated contact point for both NHS commissioners and, where appropriate, their contracted healthcare providers and their system suppliers.
NHS Choices provides comprehensive health information with thousands of articles, videos and tools to help the public make the best choices for their health and lifestyle.
The NHS Data Model and Dictionary develops, maintains and supports NHS data standards.
The NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) combines electronic booking with a choice of place, date and time for first hospital or clinic appointments. Patients can choose their initial hospital or clinic appointment, book it in the GP surgery at the point of referral, or later at home on the phone or online.
The NHS Infrastructure Maturity Model (NIMM) framework helps NHS IT organisations to carry out an objective assessment of their IT infrastructure (to determine how developed/capable specific IT services are) and to identify infrastructure maturity improvement projects.
The NHS Number helps healthcare staff and service providers match patients to their health records.
NHS Pathways helps direct telephone calls from the public, based on the symptoms they report when they call urgent and emergency care services.
Our improvement tool is used to measure, monitor and analyse patient harm and 'harm free' care.
NHS WiFi will give staff and patients access to WiFi in NHS settings in England.
NHS WiFi is being rolled out to GP practices in England.
NHS WiFi is being put in place in a small number of NHS trusts, before it is rolled out to mental health, community and acute trusts across the country.
Sign in to your secure NHS email. NHSmail is a secure email service approved for sharing sensitive information.
Open Exeter gives access to patient data held on the National Health Application and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) systems.
The Ophthalmic Payments System records General Ophthalmic Service (GOS) claims, automates the payment process, produces statistical returns, and provides fraud prevention and detection tools.
The service is responsible for publishing codes that identify organisations and individuals across health and social care.
Organisation Links (Orglinks) allows health authorities to grant other registered organisations electronic access to patient identity details.
We hold a database of population data on behalf of the Office for National Statistics (ONS) that can be used to analyse births and deaths.
The Primary Care Information Service (PCIS) application provides access to databases and tools for overseeing service delivery in primary care.
The Registration system forms one of the largest population databases in operation in England and Wales.
This online database allows patients and the public easy access to data that indicates how well their surgery is doing.
Registration Authorities govern smartcards used by health professionals to access confidential information.
The Research Advisory Group (RAG), hosted by NHS Digital, brings the research community together to make better use of our data and services.
Our service allows Commissioners and Providers to use data for secondary uses such as planning, commissioning and calculating payments.
Our system can be used to securely transfer data in and out of NHS Digital.
We manage and protect live service for all of our major IT systems. There are over 70 systems that cover all areas of health and social care.
The Systems and Service Delivery team within NHS Digital operate a number of IT service desks.
A collection of services provided and/or supported by the Systems and Service Delivery team.
Solution Assurance is responsible for assuring the quality and safety of national Health and Social Care IT systems.
Spine supports the IT infrastructure for health and social care in England, joining together over 23,000 healthcare IT systems in 20,500 organisations.
The SCR is an electronic record of important patient information, created from GP medical records.
Open data is data that can be used and shared by anyone, for any purpose. We make this data publicly available to improve transparency in health and care.
Systems and Service Delivery specialise in providing software development and associated IT services across the health and social care system.
National standards for recording and categorising information to support care delivery, statistical analysis, research and the reimbursement of health and care providers.
The Interoperability Toolkit (ITK) is a set of common specifications, frameworks and implementation guides that support interoperability. Interoperability is the capacity for different computer systems to 'talk to each other'.
Training staff to use clinical and other systems is essential to ensure front-line services are delivered quickly and efficiently.
To support the delivery of high quality care there is an increasing need to share information in a more efficient and consistent way across health and social care.
We combine progress reports from Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs) who are deploying our national systems, to create a single report.
1.3 million people make up the NHS workforce, all contributing towards the effectiveness of the NHS.