Systems and services

We deliver systems and services to the NHS and the wider health and social care sector which help providers deliver better care. Our information, data, and IT systems help health professionals, commissioners, analysts and managers give the best outcomes for patients.

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Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm screening

We identify individuals at highest risk of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm, and invite them for screening

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Adoption Registration Service

This service can check 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. You can also use this service to forward information about hereditary medical conditions to an adoptee's or birth relative's GP.

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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.

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Benefits management

NHS Digital's benefit management team ensures that benefits are considered throughout the lifecycle of every programme and into service.

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Birth notification service

Babies born in England, Wales and the Isle of Man are issued with a unique NHS number as soon as possible after birth. This goes on to form their lifelong electronic patient record. The NHS Number helps healthcare staff and service providers to identify and match patients to their health records.

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Bowel cancer screening

NHS Digital runs separate bowel cancer screening systems in England and the Isle of Man. The systems identify eligible people to be screened and invite them to participate in bowel screening.

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Breast screening services

Breast screening services in the UK are supported by NHS Digital who provide the software to manage the call and recall of women who are eligible for breast screening.

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Bureau Service Portal

NHS Digital hosts the Bureau Service Portal, a facility that allows centralised collection and processing of national health service data. NHS Digital collects the data to produce a number of data sets.

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Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS)

The Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) is an approvals, reporting and payments calculation system for GP practices.

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Calculating Quality Reporting Service bureau

The Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) bureau makes sure that Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) details, practice details, practice patient counts and additional services opt outs from NHAIS systems is extracted for use by the CQRS programme.

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Cancer Screening Programme National Statistics

Aggregated statistical data are collected from primary care organisations' NHAIS systems and used to assist the running of the screening programmes.

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Cancer Waiting Times

The National Cancer Waiting Times system allows NHS providers to record data derived from patient care activity.

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Challenging Burden Service (CBS)

The Challenging Burden Service (CBS) offers advice, guidance, and support around minimising data collection burden.

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Child Protection - Information Sharing project

The Child Protection - Information Sharing project (CP-IS) is helping health and social care staff to share information securely to better protect society's most vulnerable children.

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Clinical Audit Management Service

The Clinical Audit Management Service delivers all elements of the full clinical audit lifecycle, from the development of the audit's questions and scope, to local and national feedback and reporting.

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Clinical Audit Platform

The Clinical Audit Platform is a web based system for health and care staff submitting data across our range of clinical audits, registries and collections.

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Clinical leadership

See the doctors, nurses and other professionals working within NHS Digital to make sure we provide the best services for health and care.

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Clinical Record Standards

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

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Clinical Safety Team

The clinical safety team provides a clinical safety assurance service across the whole of NHS Digital's work so that NHS IT systems support clinicians in providing better, safer patient care.

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Commissioning Data Set Bureau Service

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

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Common User Interface (CUI)

The design of common methods to use healthcare IT systems relies on standards and guidance.

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Cyber security

We support health and care organisations to manage cyber security risk. This enables the safe and secure use of data and technology to deliver improved patient care.

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Cytology statistics

Cytology statistics provides information to the Department of Health and Social Care to support their monitoring of the cervical cancer screening programme.

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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.

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Data centre hosting

Organisations providing family health services can choose to have their systems hosted and maintained by the Hosted National Health Applications and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS), rather than provide them locally.

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Data Registers Service

Responding to demand from across the health system, NHS Digital have developed the Data Registers Service. This will provide a single trusted source and location for data registers.

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Data Security and Protection Toolkit

An online self-assessment tool that all organisations must use if they have access to NHS patient data and systems.

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Data Security Centre

We support health and care organisations to manage cyber security risk. This enables the safe and secure use of data and technology to deliver improved patient care.

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Data Services for Commissioners (DSfC)

The Data Services for Commissioners safely provides anonymised patient-level data to commissioners for use in healthcare planning and payment within the NHS.

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Demographics

The Personal Demographics Service (PDS) is a national authoritative source of patient demographics data for the whole of the NHS.

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Diagnostics Data Service

Improving data quality and interoperability standards in pathology, imaging, endoscopy, physiological measures and genomics health services.

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Digital Child Health

Our purpose is to support the delivery of the recommendations set out in the NHS England strategy Healthy Children: Transforming Child Health Information. Find out more about what we're doing.

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Directory of Services (DoS)

The Directory of Services (DoS) is a central directory that is integrated with NHS Pathways and is automatically accessed if the patient does not require an ambulance or by any attending clinician in the urgent and emergency care services.

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eContract

The eContract system allows healthcare commissioners to generate an NHS Standard Contract by selecting the relevant service categories and contract options.

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Electronic Prescription Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) sends electronic prescriptions from GP surgeries to pharmacies.

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Emergency Care discharge summaries

Find out about Emergency Care discharge summaries including advice on how they should be implemented in England

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Family Nurse Partnership (FNP)

The Family Nurse Partnership is an intensive, nurse-led programme of home visits for vulnerable, first time, young parents.

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Female Genital Mutilation-Information Sharing

·The FGM-IS is a national IT system that supports the early intervention and ongoing safeguarding of girls, under the age of 18, who have a family history of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM).

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Future GP IT systems and services

GPs, practice staff, suppliers and buyers in CCGs and CSUs can work with us to improve GP IT systems and services.

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General Medical Services (GMS) census download

Extracts from the National Health Applications and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) systems form a census of GPs on a GMS contract.

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General Practice (GP) Collections

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

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General Practice Extraction Service

The General Practice Extraction Service (GPES) collects information for a wide range of purposes, including providing GP payments. It works with the Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS) and GP clinical systems as part of the GP Collections service.

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GP2GP

GP2GP enables patients' electronic health records to be transferred directly and securely between GP practices.

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GP payments

The GP Payments system provides NHS England with the tools for managing the calculation of payments to GP practices.

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GP Systems of Choice

GP Systems of Choice is a contractual framework to supply IT systems and services to GP practices and associated organisations in England. It makes sure GPs and practice staff have access to the best technology to support patient care.

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HA/GP Links Items of Service Claims Processing

An electronic data interchange between health authorities and GPs operating throughout England and Wales.

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Harnessing digital technology in maternity services

NHS Digital is running 4 digital maternity projects, within the Harnessing Digital Technology workstream, to help NHS England meet its objective of improving outcomes in maternity services in England.

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Health and Justice Information Services

The Health and Justice Information Services (HJIS) team supports NHS England in delivering a new integrated health IT system for the English Health and Justice service's residential detention settings.

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Health and Social Care Network (HSCN)

The Health and Social Care Network (HSCN) will provide a reliable, efficient and flexible way for health and care organisations to access and exchange electronic information.

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Health Survey for England Bloodbank

Researchers can apply to use blood samples taken and stored as part of the Health Survey for England (HSE).

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Health Surveys Service

We have the expertise and experience of running complex health surveys for other organisations, both local and national.

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Hospital Episode Statistics (HES)

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) is a data warehouse containing details of all admissions, outpatient appointments and A and E attendances at NHS hospitals in England.

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Independent Communication Manager

The Independent Communications Manager (ICM) acts as the communications interface for National Health Applications and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) applications.

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Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data

The Independent Group Advising on the Release of Data (IGARD) considers all requests for dissemination of confidential information. We aim to improve transparency, accountability, quality and consistency through robust, independent scrutiny of NHS Digital data distributions.

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Indicator Methodology and Assurance Service

The Indicator Methodology and Assurance Service (IMAS) was established to develop and carry out the indicator assurance process. We also create and maintain the National Indicator Library - a library of quality assured indicators.

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Information Governance Alliance (IGA)

The authoritative source of advice and guidance about the rules on using and sharing information in health and care.

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Innovative Uses of Data

This service will support 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.

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Interoperability Toolkit

The Interoperability Toolkit (ITK) is a set of common specifications, frameworks and implementation guides that support interoperability. Interoperability is the capacity for different computer systems to 'talk to each other'.

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iView and iViewPlus

Making data more easily accessible to a wider range of data users than ever before. Access and extract information to meet your own needs - make selections, view comparisons, create tables and generate graphs.

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Local Service Providers

Local Service Provider (LSP) Delivery supports the Department of Health in delivery against LSP contracts.

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M-Connect 2

Access health authority data to run queries and conduct detailed analysis.

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Message Exchange for Social Care and Health (MESH)

The main messaging service used across health and social care, allowing health and care organisations to communicate securely.

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MIS Downloads

Extract data from the National Health Application and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) database.

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Mobile Technology Investment Toolkit

Our Mobile Technology Investment Toolkit contains support and guidance on initiating and implementing mobile working programmes and projects.

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Morbidity Information Query and Export Syntax (MIQUEST)

MIQUEST enables the collection of health data from GP computer systems in a common computer-readable format.

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National Adult Social Care Intelligence Service (NASCIS)

The National Adult Social Care Intelligence Service (NASCIS) is a single national resource of social care information for England. It has a collection of data, tools and resources designed to meet the needs of service planners, managers, researchers and policy makers and others.

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National Back Office for the Personal Demographics Service

The National Back Office (NBO) provides a national data quality service. It's responsible for the management of NHS Numbers and PDS records, investigation and resolution of data quality incidents on Personal Demographics Service (PDS) demographic records, and the provision of a Tracing Service to approved organisations.

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National Casemix Office

The National Casemix Office (NCO) designs and refines classifications used to describe NHS healthcare activity in England. These classifications underpin the national reimbursement system from costing through to payment, and support local commissioning and performance management.

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National Cervical Screening

The call/recall system invites women for a smear test based upon criteria such as age, location, GP and previous test results.

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National Clinical Content Repository (Copyright Licensing Service)

The National Clinical Content Repository (NCCR) is a service operated by the NHS Digital Copyright Licensing Service. It provides easy access to certain copyrighted clinical assessment tools and outcome measures for use within health and social care.

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National data opt-out programme

The national data opt-out is a new service that allows people to opt out of their confidential patient information being used for research and planning.

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National Health Application and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS)

National Health Application and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) is a suite of software implemented across primary care which manages services, patient registration and demographic details for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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National Performers List

The National Performers List service is a list of approved GPs, opticians and dentists who satisfy a range of criteria necessary for working in the NHS.

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Networking addressing

We register nhs.uk domain names for organisations wanting an NHS website. We also deal with IP addresses, SMTP email domains and EDI addresses.

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NHS App

The NHS App, developed by NHS Digital and NHS England, provides a simple and secure way to access a range of healthcare services on your smartphone or tablet.

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NHS Apps Library

The NHS Apps Library provides trusted digital tools for patients and the public to manage and improve their health. It has been launched as a beta site and over time will grow to cover more health and care needs.

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NHS Blood and Organ Donor Registers

Read how the NHS Blood and Organ Donation Registers work and download user reference manuals.

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NHS Business Partners

Our programme provides a dedicated contact point for both NHS commissioners and, where appropriate, their contracted healthcare providers and their system suppliers.

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NHS Data Model and Dictionary Service

The NHS Data Model and Dictionary Service provides the development, maintenance and support of NHS Information Standards. The NHS Data Model and Dictionary gives a reference point for assured information standards, to support health care activities in the NHS in England.

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NHS e-Referral Service

The NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) combines electronic booking with a choice of place, date and time for first hospital or clinic appointments. Patients can choose their initial hospital or clinic appointment, book it in the GP surgery at the point of referral, or later at home on the phone or online.

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NHSmail

Sign into your secure NHS email. NHSmail is a secure email service approved for sharing sensitive information.

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NHS Number

The NHS Number helps healthcare staff and service providers match patients to their health records.

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NHS Pathways

NHS Pathways helps direct telephone calls from the public, based on the symptoms they report when they call urgent and emergency care services.

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NHS UK

The NHS website provides comprehensive health information with thousands of articles, videos and tools to help the public make the best choices for their health and lifestyle.

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NHS WiFi

NHS WiFi will give staff and patients access to WiFi in NHS settings in England.

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Open Exeter

Open Exeter gives access to patient data held on the National Health Application and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) systems.

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Ophthalmic Payment System

The Ophthalmic Payments System is the central system which helps opticians to submit claims for NHS work and receive payment. It also provides central reporting and fraud detection tools to the NHS, as well as providing the information for the central Optician Directory.

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Organisation Data Service

The Organisation Data Service (ODS) is responsible for publishing codes that identify organisations and individuals across health and social care.

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Organisation Links

Organisation Links (Orglinks) allows health authorities to grant other registered organisations electronic access to patient identity details.

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Personal Demographics Service

The Personal Demographics Service (PDS) is the national electronic database of NHS patient details such as name, address, date of birth and NHS Number

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Personal Health Records adoption toolkit

This toolkit supports health and care organisations in England to commission, develop or manage Personal Health Records (PHRs) and other citizen-facing tools.

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Prescription Pricing Division data

Application support, maintenance and hosting of the Prescription Pricing Divisional Data Service is provided.

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Primary Care Information Service

The Primary Care Information Service (PCIS) application provides access to databases and tools for overseeing service delivery in primary care.

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Primary Care Mortality Database

The Primary Care Mortality Database allows authorised users to access information regarding patient deaths.

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Primary Care Registration

The Registration system forms one of the largest population databases in operation in England and Wales.

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Print Management

The Print Management system allows National Health Application and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) users to schedule analysis and finance jobs to run at convenient times, and to manage the production of print jobs.

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Quality and Outcomes Framework (QOF) online database

We have developed an online database to find the results 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.

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Registration authorities and smartcards

Smartcards and access control are secure measures by which clinical and personal information is accessed by only those that have a valid reason to do so.

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Repeat Caller Service

The Repeat Caller Service is a national service and a core part of the Integrated Urgent Care national architecture. It acts as an audit for the NHS 111 service, monitoring users who have been processed through the service 3 times or more in a 96 hour period.

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Research Advisory Group

The Research Advisory Group (RAG), hosted by NHS Digital, brings the research community together to make better use of our data and services.

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Screening services

Our services help ensure that high risk groups receive screening which can detect serious diseases early.

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Secondary Uses Service (SUS)

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

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Service Management

We manage and protect live service for all of our major IT systems. There are over 70 systems that cover all areas of health and social care.

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SNOMED CT

SNOMED CT is a structured clinical vocabulary for use in an electronic health record. It is the most comprehensive and precise clinical health terminology product in the world.

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Solution Assurance

Solution Assurance is responsible for assuring the quality and safety of national health and social care IT systems.

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Spine

Spine supports the IT infrastructure for health and social care in England, joining together over 23,000 healthcare IT systems in 20,500 organisations.

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Summary Care Records (SCR)

Summary Care Records (SCR) are an electronic record of important patient information, created from GP medical records. It can be seen and used by authorised staff in other areas of the health and care system involved in the patient's direct care.

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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.

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Terminology and Classifications

National standards for recording and categorising information to support care delivery, statistical analysis, research and the reimbursement of health and care providers.

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Tracking Database

The Tracking Database is used by organisations throughout the NHS, its suppliers, by NHS England, the Department of Health and others. It provides support to programmes and projects.

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Training Quality Improvement

Training staff to use clinical and other systems is essential to ensure front-line services are delivered quickly and efficiently. The Training Quality Improvement (TQI) team provides a number of products and services to help training teams deliver high quality training to health and social care staff.

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Transfer data securely

The security of data in the NHS, especially patient data, is crucial. NHS Digital provides a number of services that enable data to be transferred securely between health and care services, and individuals.

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Transfer of Care Initiative

The Transfer of Care Initiative aims to improve patient care by promoting and encouraging the use of professional and technical document standards. To ensure information is shared is consistent in all cases and across all care settings.