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Adoption Registration Service

Our service is currently not available. Following a review, information on the website will be updated. The service checks 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.

Adult Social Care Client Level Data

Client Level Data (CLD) is a curated data product containing details about Adult Social Care service users and informal carers, who are supported by local authorities in England.

Adult social care data hub

This hub allows you to explore a range of adult social care datasets and interactive tools.

Adult Social Care Outcomes Framework (ASCOF)

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.


Clinical audits and registries

NHS England runs clinical audits and registries for the health and care system in England.

Clinical Record Standards

Our standards provide a consistent way for information to be collected across the NHS.

Commissioning Data Set Bureau Service

A hosted facility that provides centralised processing of trusts' commissioning data sets through to the Secondary Uses Service (SUS).


Data Access Request Service (DARS)

The Data Access Request Service (DARS) can offer clinicians, researchers and commissioners the data required to help improve NHS services. We handle applications, process data and provide access to specific sets of data when requests are approved.

Data quality

The DQMI is a monthly publication about data quality in the NHS, which provides data submitters with timely and transparent information.

Data Registers Service

A service that provided a trusted source and location for 'data registers' - live lists of reference data for things like NHS organisations and workers.

Data Services for Commissioners (DSfC)

We're responsible for ensuring NHS Digital meets its statutory and service obligations to commissioners. We do this via the Data Services for Commissioners Regional Offices (DSCROs) and by developing and implementing policies and plans.

Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (DID) data product

The DID data product is curated from data submitted to a central collection of diagnostic imaging tests carried out on NHS patients and extracted from local radiology information systems (RIS).


Electronic Staff Record Data Quality Reports (WoVEn)

The Workforce Validation Engine (WoVEn) is a monthly data quality report on data in the Electronic Staff Record (ESR). This is sent to individual organisations, allowing them to correct their data at source. It also provides national rankings for data quality scores against an agreed list of criteria.

Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS)

The Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) is the national data set for urgent and emergency care. It replaced Accident & Emergency Commissioning Data Set (CDS type 010) and was implemented through: ECDS (CDS 6.2.2 Type 011)

Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) data product

The ECDS data product is created from data submitted to NHS England as part of the Commissioning Data Set (CDS) (CDS type 011) which is managed by the Secondary Uses Service (SUS). Detail on the data submitted and how it is processed by SUS may be found within the Enhanced TOS (ETOS). 


General practice data dashboards

This is a collection of interactive dashboards relating to general practice in England.

General Practice Extraction Service (GPES)

We collect information from GPs across the UK for use in planning, research and generating payments.

GP appointments data hub

A central repository for GP appointments data containing its national publication, how you can access your data through local and national dashboards, user guidance, and policies.


Hospital Episode Statistics (HES)

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) is a curated data product containing details about admissions, outpatient appointments and historical accident and emergency attendances at NHS hospitals in England.


Improving our Data Processing Services (DPS)

We are developing our data processing services to transform how we collect, process and use data to improve health and care.

Innovative uses of data

This service supported the planning, delivery and evaluation of health and social care. By creating tools and analytics that harness data science techniques, we can offer new insights that are easily accessed and understood.


Linked HES-ONS mortality data

Find out about linked HES-ONS mortality data. Combined data in Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) and Office of National Statistics (ONS) datasets provides additional valuable information, such as the cause of deaths and deaths outside of hospital, which is not available if only using HES.


Medicines dispensed in Primary Care NHS Business Services Authority data product

Medicines dispensed in Primary Care is a curated data product created from patient-level data about medicines dispensed and claimed for in community settings (predominantly community pharmacy) from the NHS Business Services Authority (NHSBSA).

Mental Health Data Hub

The mental health data hub is designed to help people find data relating to mental health. The data hub provides links to a variety of statistical publications and dashboards from a number of organisations.


Organisation Data Service (ODS)

A national service for managing information about organisations across health and social care.


Patient Level Information and Costing System (PLICS) Data Collections

NHS England's Costing Transformation Programme (CTP) was established to implement Patient Level Information and Costing Systems (PLICS) across acute, mental health, ambulance and community providers.

Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs)

Patient Reported Outcome Measures (PROMs) measure health gain in patients undergoing hip replacement, knee replacement and up to September 2017, varicose vein and groin hernia surgery in England, based on responses to questionnaires before and after surgery.

Personal Demographics Service

The Personal Demographics Service (PDS) is the national master database of all NHS patients in England, Wales and the Isle of Man - holding basic patient details such as name, address, date of birth, contact details, registered GP, nominated pharmacy and NHS number. PDS has a National Back Office for handling data quality.

Processing cycle and Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) data quality

This data quality report provides monthly, interactive reports on coverage, data quality and the transition of moving to the new national Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS). .

Public health

The choices people make can have a lasting impact on their health. Improving patient care isn't just about treating people's individual diseases, it also means changing and preventing harmful behaviours which can improve and even save people's lives.


Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) online database

We have developed an online database to find the results of your local GP practice and to report the latest annual QOF points. You can also use the database to compare your local GP practice with other GP practices locally, or across England.


Secondary Uses Service (SUS)

Our service allows commissioners and providers to use data for secondary uses such as planning, commissioning and calculating payments.

Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS)

The Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) is a secure data collection system used by health and social care organisations to submit data to NHS England.

Supporting open data and transparency

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.


Find out about our surveys, along with any reports and key findings from previous surveys.


Treatment Function Codes

Treatment Function Codes (TFCs) and Main Specialty Codes are used to support the national reporting and analysis of clinical workforce activity throughout the NHS and through data sets such as the Commissioning Data Sets (CDS).