What is NHS Digital?
NHS Digital (formerly HSCIC) uses information and technology to improve health and care.
As an arms-length body of the Department of Health, we are the national provider of information, data and IT systems for commissioners, analysts and clinicians in health and social care.
- operates and develops IT systems
- collects, processes and publishes data
- ensures organisations meet information and security standards
We support the health and care system, helping patients make informed choices about their care while ensuring their data is kept safe.
Find out about the Department of Health Remit to NHS Digital for 2017/18.
What we do
NHS Digital acts as an internal NHS IT provider. We deliver national IT services to the NHS. Our broad range of skills enables us to deliver solutions on time and within budget, every time.
We provide a range of indicators, official statistics, reports, audits, surveys, systems and services relating to the NHS and social care system.
Our business plan sets out what we'll do to meet our objectives and responsibilities in supporting health and care.
Our products and services are leading to major changes in the way nurses deliver care at the bedside and in the community. Find out more about what we're doing and how it benefits both nurses and patients.
If you have a question, complaint or Freedom of Information request you can contact us via email or call us on 0300 303 5678.
We have a dedicated Press Office for all media enquiries.
You can also connect with NHS Digital on Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn.