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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

Acute Data Alignment Programme (ADAPt)

The Acute Data Alignment Programme (ADAPt) is a joint programme between NHS Digital and the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) which is looking to adopt common standards for data collections and performance measures across both the NHS and private healthcare.

Add or correct your contact details service

The Add or correct your contact details service aims to improve the data quality of email addresses and mobile numbers held in the Personal Demographic Service (PDS).

Add or correct your contact details service

The Add or correct your contact details service aims to improve the data quality of email addresses and mobile numbers held in the Personal Demographic Service (PDS).

Adoption Registration Service

Unfortunately, our service which 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, is under review and is therefore not currently available. Following the review, our website will be updated.

API platform

The NHS England API platform hosts health and care APIs, primarily for the NHS in England.

Apply for Care ID

Apply for Care ID is a secure online ID verification service, for NHS users to submit and verify their documents online. 

Architecture at NHS Digital

Architecture is integral to the design and delivery of all products and services that we produce and maintain for the health and social care system.

Artificial data pilot

Artificial data sets provide users with large volumes of data that share some of the characteristics of real data while protecting patient confidentiality. They are designed to model the structure of real data but are completely artificial – they do not contain any actual patient records. We are piloting this new service with a limited number of artificial data sets.


Benefits management

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

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.

Booking and Referral Standard

The Booking and Referral Standard (BaRS) is an interoperability standard for healthcare IT systems that enables booking and referral information to be sent between NHS service providers quickly, safely and in a format that is useful to clinicians. It will eventually be available in all care settings.

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.

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.

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.


Calculating Quality Reporting Service (CQRS)

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

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.

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.

Care Identity Management

Part of the Care Identity Service, this new system allows Registration Authority users to manage access to patient data.

Care Identity Service

A set of products that allows access to patient data using smartcards and other authenticators, and lets Registration Authorities manage and maintain that access.

Care Integration and Orchestration

CIAO was developed as part of the HSCIC innovation hub to connect and share care information between multiple care providers. It is no longer being developed.

Check for National Data Opt-outs Service

This service is provided to help you comply with national data opt-out policy. Use it to check for NHS numbers of patients who have opted out, so you can remove their records before disclosing data.

Child Protection - Information Sharing service

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

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.

Clinical audits and registries

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

Clinical Classifications

OPCS-4 and ICD-10 are clinical classifications standards. Both are mandated nationally for use across the NHS and consist of groupings of concepts (codes), plus definitions and business rules for their use.

Clinical Record Standards

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

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.

Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE)

The Cloud Centre of Excellence (CCoE) promotes a best practice approach to drive the adoption of Cloud services. It provides a centralised enablement function and supports Cloud service consumers across NHS Digital and the wider NHS.

Cohorting as a Service (CaaS)

Cohorting as a Service securely identifies groups of people with shared characteristics from national health data.

Commissioning Data Set Bureau Service

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19) risk assessment

QCovid® is a coronavirus risk prediction model, created by the University of Oxford, which we're using to support the NHS coronavirus response.

Coronavirus vaccinations

We're supporting the NHS with safe and efficient use of data and technology, as the UK delivers the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccination programme.

COVID Oximetry @home - digital and data services

We’re delivering digital and data services for COVID Oximetry @home, a service to monitor patients with coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms in their own home or care home.

Cyber and data security

We help NHS organisations to manage and improve their cyber security.

Cytology statistics

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


Data Access Environment (DAE)

The Data Access Environment (DAE) is the secure way users can remotely access better linked information and ensures the right person, with the right permissions gets the right data, in accordance with their Data Sharing Agreement (DSA).

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 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.

Data Landing Portal (DLP)

The Data Landing Portal (DLP) allows data to be transferred securely between organisations through a centrally managed system.

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.

Data Security and Protection Toolkit

The Data Security and Protection Toolkit is an online self-assessment tool that all organisations must use if they have access to NHS patient data and systems.

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.


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

Developer hub

Connect to NHS Digital services through our APIs.

Diagnostics Data Service

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

dictionary of medicines and devices (dm+d)

dm+d is a dictionary of descriptions and codes which represent medicines and devices in use across the NHS. It must be used when electronic systems exchange or share information about medicines relating directly to a patient's care.

Digital Care Services catalogue

The Digital Care Services (DCS) catalogue allows users to buy assured digital tools and systems through approved assurance frameworks. It creates an open, competitive market encouraging companies to invest in primary care.

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.

Digital Community Pharmacy, Optometry, Dentistry, Ambulance, Community Care (PODAC) Programme

Improving digitalisation and connectivity in digital community pharmacy, optometry, dentistry, ambulance and community health (PODAC) and the rest of the NHS.

Digital Firearms Marker

The Digital Firearms Marker is part of an improved process to help better monitor the physical and mental health of those who have a firearm licence or have applied for one.

Digital Learning Solutions

The Digital Learning Solutions team provide a range of tools and products that assist organisations to design, develop and distribute online learning.

Digital maternity: harnessing digital technology in maternity services

NHS Digital ran four digital maternity projects, within the harnessing Digital Technology workstream, to help NHS England meet its objective of improving outcomes in maternity services in England and supporting the Long Term plan.

Digital minor illness referral service (DMIRS)

The digital minor illness referral service (DMIRS) is a service which refers patients from NHS 111 or NHS 111 online, straight to their nearby pharmacist, rather than to services like doctors, or A&E.

Digital supervision platform

The digital supervision platform will enable digital supervision in primary care.

Directory of Services (DoS)

The urgent and emergency care Directory of Services (DoS) is a database of NHS services in England. It works with NHS Pathways, the decision support system behind 111 and some 999 providers, to provide real-time information for patients about the right place to go.


Electronic Prescription Service

The Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) sends electronic prescriptions from prescribers to dispensers.

Emergency Department Digital Integration

As part of the NHS 111 First programme, the Emergency Department Digital Integration (EDDI) product will enable emergency department slot booking from 111 telephone and online services. This information is for healthcare professionals and NHS support staff who will be using the EDDI.

e-Referral service

The NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) provides an easy way for patients to choose their first hospital or clinic appointment with a specialist. Bookings can be made online, using the telephone, or directly in the GP surgery at the time of referral.


Falsified Medicines Directive implementation toolkits

The Falsified Medicines Directive (FMD) is a set of rules to protect people from fake medicines in the European Union (EU). It includes additional anti-tampering security on packaging, and tracking of medicines using a unique identifier, like a barcode.

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).

FHIR (Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources)

Learn about how we are using Fast Healthcare Interoperability Resources (FHIR) to make integration with our APIs and services easier.


FHIR UK Core will enable consistent information flows across borders to improve health and care outcomes for all citizens.

Fit notes

A fit note (or Statement of Fitness for Work) is the form issued by doctors if you're off work sick for more than 7 days. They are sometimes referred to as medical statements or a doctor's note.

Future Connectivity

Ensuring health and care organisations have the right underlying network infrastructure, broadband connectivity and wireless technology in place to support the growing demand for bandwidth and reliable connectivity.


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.

General Practice Extraction Service (GPES)

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

Get an isolation note service

This service is an alternative to obtaining a GP fit note (sometimes referred to as a ‘sick note’) to prove that you or a person you care for was instructed to self-isolate.


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

GP Connect

GP Connect is a service that will allow GP practices and authorised clinical staff to share and view GP practice clinical information and data between IT systems, quickly and efficiently.

GP IT Futures systems and services

GPs, practice staff, suppliers and buyers in integrated care systems (ICS), integrated care boards (ICBs) and commissioning support units (CSUs) can work with us to improve primary care products and services.

GP payments

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


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.

Health and Social Care Network (HSCN)

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

Health Survey for England Bloodbank

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

Health Surveys Service

We have the expertise and experience of running and commissioning complex national health surveys on behalf of government departments and public bodies.

Hospital Episode Statistics (HES)

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


ICS implementation

Find out about how we reflected the implementation of Integrated Care Systems (ICSs) across our products, systems and services.

Identity and Access Management

Information and guidance for health and care staff to securely access NHS health and care information systems.

Independent Advisory Panel on Data Release (IAPDR)

NDRS collects, collates data on patients with cancer, congenital anomalies and rare diseases and is made up of two disease registers, these are unchanged by the transfer of NDRS to NHS Digital.

Independent Communication Manager

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

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.

Integrated Urgent Care Domain Message Specification

The Integrated Urgent Care Domain Message Specification is an agreed set of standards for sending information between providers.  It is designed to support services such as NHS 111, NHS 111 online, and the repeat caller service.

International Classification of Diseases (ICD)

A World Health Organization statistical classification and the global standard for diagnostic health information. It is used for morbidity and mortality statistics in the 4 constituent countries of the UK.

Internet First

Internet First is an NHS Digital programme set up to help health and care organisations in England make their digital services available over the public internet.

Interoperability Data Design Collaborative

The Interoperability Data Design (IDD) Collaborative is a group of health and care professionals from across the UK with an interest in data interoperability.

Interoperability Toolkit

The Interoperability Toolkit (ITK) is a set of common specifications, frameworks and implementation guides. It supports interoperability within local organisations and across local health and social care communities.

Interoperable Medicines Programme

The Digital and Interoperable Medicines Programme has been established to support the development and adoption of IT systems that will enable information about a patient's medication, allergies, intolerances and prescriptions to flow seamlessly across all health and care services.

IT Operations and Service Management Community

We’ve partnered with Kettering General Hospital Foundation Trust to establish a community for those working at manager level in IT operations and service management roles within the NHS.

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.


Lipid management searches

We've developed a new lipid management search tool to cover atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD) and the secondary prevention lipid management pathway, which will help those in general practice to proactively identify patients who may benefit from treatment intervention or review.

Local Service Providers

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


Master Person Service (MPS)

The Master Person Service (MPS) helps us increase the amount of usable, better-quality data available to support research and planning.

Medicines interoperability

Enabling the seamless exchange of information about patient medications, allergies, intolerances and prescriptions across all NHS clinical IT systems will improve safety and efficiency, allow staff to focus on care and provide patients with a better experience.

Message Exchange for Social Care and Health

Message Exchange for Social Care and Health (MESH) provides the ability to share data directly between health and care organisations and is the nationally recognised mechanism for this method of data sharing.

Microsoft Office 365 for the NHS

NHS organisations in England can now access the most up to date Microsoft 365 product suite in a new agreement set out by NHS Digital and NHSX. The agreement provides significant additional discounts for the NHS.

Mobile Technology Investment Toolkit

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


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.

National Care Records Service (NCRS)

The National Care Records Service provides a quick, secure way to access national patient information to improve clinical decision making and healthcare outcomes and it is free to use.

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.

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.

National Clinical Content Repository (Copyright Licensing Service)

The National Clinical Content Repository (NCCR) is a library operated by the NHS England Copyright Licensing Service. It provides legal permission to use copyrighted assessments and scales, some of which are contained within our data-sets.

National data opt-out

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

National Disease Registration Service (NDRS)

The National Disease Registration Service (NDRS) is an international leader in population-based disease registration services, real-world clinical data, quality assurance, surveillance, analysis and monitoring.

National Events Management Service (NEMS)

The National Events Management Service (NEMS) enables the sharing of specific health information about a patient in near real-time. Information is shared in the form of event messages, following a publish and subscribe model and using the NHS Spine.

National Health Application and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS)

The NHAIS systems in England, Wales and Isle of Man are being replaced by a range of new services during 2021 and early 2022.

National Pandemic Flu Service

The National Pandemic Flu Service (NPFS) is designed to supplement the response provided by primary care during an influenza pandemic.

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.

National Record Locator (NRL)

The NRL enables authorised users to find specific patient records that are held on different health care systems.

Networking addressing

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

NHS 111 online

Providing a fast and convenient alternative to the NHS 111 phone service and an option for people who want to access 111 online.


The NHS App provides a simple and secure way for people to access a range of NHS services on their smartphone or tablet.

NHS Apps Library

The NHS Apps Library has closed. 

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.

NHS CIS2 Authentication

NHS CIS2 Authentication is the secure authentication service used by health and care professionals in England to access national clinical information systems.

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.

NHS Digital response to coronavirus (COVID-19)

How we are supporting health and care as part of the government response to coronavirus (COVID-19).

NHS DigiTrials

NHS DigiTrials supports clinical trials developing new treatments.

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, which they can then book online (a telephone service is also available) or in the GP surgery at the point of referral.

NHS login

NHS login provides patients with a simple, secure and re-usable way to access multiple digital health and care services.


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

NHS number

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

NHS Pathways

Find out about NHS Pathways, a clinical tool used for assessing, triaging and directing the public to urgent and emergency care services. Learn more about the about the benefits of the service, how it works and how to use it.

NHS Profile Manager

NHS Profile Manager is where health and care providers go to verify and update their service profile including opening times, contact details, facilities and service information.

NHS Service Finder

NHS Service Finder gives users access to accurate, real-time information to help signpost patients to available services that best meet their needs.


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.


Over 8,000 centres of patient care across England have been Wi-Fi enabled through the NHS Wi-Fi programme, providing over 63 million visiting patients and citizens with access to free NHS Wi-Fi.


OPCS Classifications of Interventions and Procedures

A UK statistical classification of interventions and procedures. It's used for national statistics in the 4 constituent countries of the UK.

Open Exeter

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


The Live Services, IT Operations teams are responsible for the ongoing maintenance, and support of operational services within NHS England that have been delivered from a Programme environment to an Operational environment with agreed product roadmaps and strategies.

Organisation Data Service (ODS)

We're responsible for publishing codes that identify organisations and individuals across health and social care.


Path to Live environments

Information for users of NHS Digital's Path to Live testing and training environments.

Patient Care Aggregator

Give patients access to their secondary care referrals and bookings via the Patient Care Aggregator, also known as Wayfinder.

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.

Personal Health Records adoption service

This service supports local digital transformation programmes in England, to develop or commission Personal Health Records (PHRs) and other citizen-facing health tools.

Pharmacy, Optometry, Dentistry, Ambulance and Community Services (PODAC) Programme

Improving digitalisation and connectivity in digital community pharmacy, optometry, dentistry, ambulance and community health (PODAC) and the rest of the NHS.

Point of Care

Point of Care Systems send vital data to national systems when a person is vaccinated, including product and batch details, and the recording of adverse reactions. The data also feeds back to GP systems to link to medical records and the National Immunisation Management System (NIMS).

Prescription Pricing Division data

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

Primary Care Mortality Database

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

Primary Care Registration

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

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.

Proxy application service

We are developing an online service for proxy access applications.


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.


Reasonable Adjustment Flag

The Reasonable Adjustment Flag is a national record which indicates that reasonable adjustments are required for an individual and optionally includes details of their significant impairments and key adjustments that should be considered.

Register with a GP surgery service

A joint NHS England and NHS Digital work programme is co-developing a new GP registration service model across England. 

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.

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.

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.

Respond to an NHS cyber alert

This web-based service provides NHS organisations a secure and effective way to respond to high severity cyber alerts. It also offers the ability for these organisations to sign-up to receive information about the latest threats and vulnerabilities.


Screening services

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

Secondary Uses Service (SUS)

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

Secure Data Environment service

Our National Secure Data Environment (SDE) service gives approved researchers access to de-identified data from national health settings, to deliver the answers to vital health related questions.

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.

Shielded Patient List

NHS Digital published the Shielded Patient List (SPL), to enable partner organisations across government to support and protect those who were shielding.


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.

Social Care Programme

The Social Care Programme ran from 2016 to 2021 and has made a significant contribution to improving digital maturity in the adult social care provider sector (such as domiciliary care and care homes) and has helped the adult social care to join up its IT systems with the health sector.

Solution Assurance

We enable the development of safe, secure and effective health and social care technology.

Spend Comparison Service

The Spend Comparison Service provides free-to-use spend analytics on procurement data from all of NHS England’s providers including acute, ambulance, mental health and community trusts.


Spine supports the IT infrastructure for health and social care in England, joining together over 44,000 healthcare IT systems in 26,000 organisations.

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 Digital.

Strategic Data Collection Service in the cloud (SDCS Cloud)

SDCS Cloud is the new way to submit data to NHS Digital.

Summary Care Record application (SCRa)

An application which allows health and care professionals to view clinical and demographic information.

Summary Care Records (SCR)

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

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.


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.

The NHS England Terminology Server

A terminology solution to help healthcare IT systems speak the same language, and make mapping codes between organisations faster and easier.

Tracking Database

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

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.

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.

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.

Trusted Research Environment service for England

NHS Digital’s Trusted Research Environment (TRE) service for England provides approved researchers with access to essential linked, de-identified health data to quickly answer COVID-19 related research questions.

Trust System Support Model

The Trust System Support Model (TSSM) supports NHS trusts who are planning or have undertaken large digital projects or deployments. It works in partnership with trusts to share system wide learning, and to strengthen the likelihood of a success.


Urgent care self-service product

The urgent care self service product, also known as Streaming and Redirection, is a kiosk based service, provided as a web application.