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We keep the nation's healthcare data safe and use it to improve understanding of health problems, support world-class medical research, and make the NHS better.

Keeping patient data safe

NHS Digital collects data from GP practices to help support care and research. Find out about our new way of collecting this data, and what your choices are.

National Disease Registration Service
The National Disease Registration Service (NDRS), a collection of data on all cancers, rare diseases and congenital anomalies diagnosed in England, transferred to NHS Digital on 1 October.
Doctor working

Data services
Our data services help clinicians, researchers and commissioners to develop new treatments and services.

Explore our interactive data
Our data dashboards provide an easy-to-use way to explore some of our most interesting data sets. Find out about the impact of coronavirus, activity in UK hospitals and much more.

Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information (FOI) Act 2000 gives you the right to obtain information held by public authorities unless there are good reasons to keep it confidential.

How to make a request