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Data and information

NHS Digital has responsibility for standardising, collecting and publishing data and information from across the health and social care system in England.

Find out about the work of our data, insights and statistics teams, and what we are doing to transform the use of data in health and care. 


Publications and coronavirus (COVID-19) response

Read our data on coronavirus symptoms reported through NHS Pathways and 111 online

We are continuing to publish a range of statistical publications covering care, services and the health of patients and citizens that are unrelated to COVID-19.

However, certain sets of statistics may need to be postponed or suspended in order to free up analyst and potentially front line capacity for priority work.

Such decisions will be made based on quantitative and qualitative measures of usage and will be communicated with as much notice as possible.

All our publications - with options to search, filter and view them by date and other categories

Upcoming publications - a list of all our scheduled publications

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

Mental Health Data Hub - a collection of interactive dashboards and useful links covering mental health data in England.

Supplementary information - statistics produced by request which are related to our publications or data


Clinical Indicators

This is a collection of over a thousand data sets that we publish. The information is for clinical staff, commissioners, researchers, and others needing data and evidence to help with decision-making in health and care.

A wide variety of subjects are covered, ranging from quality through to population health and the outcome of treatments.


Clinical Commissioning Group Outcomes Indicator Set - The CCG Outcomes Indicator Set (CCG OIS) is an important part of NHS England's systematic approach to quality improvement.

Compendium of Population Health Indicators - A wide-ranging collection of over 1,000 indicators designed to provide a comprehensive overview of population health at a national, regional and local level.

NHS Outcomes Framework - The NHS Outcomes Framework (NHS OF) provides national level accountability for the outcomes the NHS delivers.

Seven-day Services - These are experimental statistics which provide information on how we can effectively measure both improvement and variation in care provision across the week.

Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) - The Summary Hospital-level Mortality Indicator (SHMI) reports on mortality at trust level across the NHS in England using a standard and transparent methodology. It is produced and published monthly as a National Statistic by NHS Digital.

See the overall list of Clinical Indicators for the above areas. This document contains the indicator code (I-code) and production code (P-code) for each indicator, where applicable. P-codes can be copied from this document and pasted into the website search bar in order to quickly navigate to data files of interest. 

Data and information


Information standards

Information standards for health and care organisations to follow, so that data can be shared and compared across the sector.


Looking after information

Data security and information governance to keep health and care information safe and share it securely.


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.


Areas of interest

Find our data and publications by selecting your area of interest.


NHS Digital data and information strategy

The NHS Digital data and information strategy, signed off by the board in November 2016, aims to enable the health and care system to provide the best possible services and to achieve world class health outcomes.


Statement of administrative sources

The administrative sources of data that NHS Digital uses to produce statistics, or that are available for use in the production of statistics in the future, and information on statistical techniques for using administrative data.


Data, insights and statistics

We have a major role in handling data for health and social care. Our data, insights, and statistics teams work across dozens of topics, providing information that will help improve care for patients.


Virtual data assistant

The virtual data assistant (ViDA) is an interactive tool that users can 'chat' to.   It helps users find published NHS Digital data, and can answer questions about our data and information processes.

Freedom of Information

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

Find out how to request information