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Creating a new NHS England: NHS England and NHS Digital will merge on 1 February 2023. Learn more.

Data

We are the statutory custodian for health and care data for England, serving stakeholders across the UK. We enable the health and social care system to make best use of its data to improve healthcare outcomes, efficiency of services and the impact of research, while safeguarding the privacy of the people whose data we hold.

NHS Digital merger with NHS England

NHS Digital merger with NHS England

NHS England will continue to be an effective and secure guardian of public data, when it assumes all responsibilities previously undertaken by NHS Digital on 1 February. Learn how we will protect and safely use data in the new NHS England.

Protecting and safely using data

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