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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)

A joint programme between NHS Digital and the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) to adopt common standards for data collections and performance measures across both the NHS and private healthcare.

Add or correct the contact details on your NHS record service

Use this service to update or correct a missing or invalid mobile phone number or email address.

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.

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.


Benefits management

NHS England'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.


The National Blueprinting Programme helps Trusts, health providers and ICBs across the health and care system deliver quicker and more cost-effective digitisation, leading to better health outcomes for patients and improved staff experience. This is through the provision of Blueprints and other knowledge artefacts to facilitate peer to peer learning and sharing good practice from previous digital transformation delivery.

Booking and Referral Standard

The Booking and Referral Standard (BaRS) is an interoperability standard that enables digital patient journeys or operational processes for patients, healthcare workers and carers.  It allows relevant information to be shared quickly, safely and in a format that is useful. 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.

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 service 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 (CP-IS) service

Helps health and social care staff to share information securely between local authorities and NHS organisations 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 England 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.

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 England 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).

Connecting Care Records programme

Connecting Care Records programme ensures authorised health and care professionals have ready, safe and secure access to the person-related information that they need to provide care, when they need it, where they need it, and how they need it.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) - how we support health and care as part of the response to coronavirus

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

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

COVID Oximetry @home was 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 Collection and Improvement Service

The Data Collection and Improvement Service was established to collect and improve health and social care data to support the delivery and improvement of services.

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

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 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 and integration hub

Connect to our services through our APIs.

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 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 Clinical Safety Informatics Team

The Digital Clinical Informatics Safety Team provides a digital 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.

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 Services for Integrated Care

We are improving digital products across care settings to support and enable an integrated care system, working with technology suppliers to deliver a choice of commonly assured, intuitive and innovative products and services.

Digital supervision platform

The digital supervision platform enabled 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.

Discharge pathways model

The Discharge Pathways Model is a national tool that supports system planning, commissioning and ‘right-sizing’ of bedded and non-bedded capacity to meet the demand for rehabilitation, reablement and recovery.


Electronic Prescription Service

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

eMED3 (fit note) in secondary care

The ISN requires in scope NHS funded secondary healthcare providers to enable functionality within IT systems to allow the completion and issue of eMED3 fit notes.

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

Guidance toolkits developed for healthcare providers to help prepare for the implementation of the Falsified Medicines Directive.

Female Genital Mutilation - Information Sharing

Female Genital Mutilation Information Sharing (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 note reporting

Collection of anonymous data extracted from fit notes issued in GP practice record systems and provided to the Department of Work and Pensions (DWP).

Frontline Digitisation

The Frontline Digitisation programme is supporting trusts to reach a core level of digitisation, as set out in our minimum digital foundations.

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 formed 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.


GP2GP allows patients' electronic health records to be transferred directly, securely, and quickly between their old and new practices when they change GPs. This improves patient care quality by making full and detailed medical records available for patient consultations.

GP Appointment Data

This programme delivers a range of developments to improve the quality of general practice appointment data (GPAD).

GP Connect

GP Connect allows authorised health and social care workers in a variety of care settings to access their patients' GP records.

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 provided NHS England with the tools for managing the calculation of payments to GP practices.


Health and Care Change Management Network

The Health and Care Change Management Network is a Future NHS site where anyone involved in change management can access the NHS England Transformation Directorate Change Management Toolkit.

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 curated data product containing details about admissions, outpatient appointments and historical accident and emergency 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.

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 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.

Integrated Urgent Care Domain Message Specification

The Integrated Urgent Care Domain Message Specification was an agreed set of standards for sending information between providers.  It was 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 was 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.

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

These services have been decommissioned.


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 supported 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 NHS Cervical Screening Programme (NHS CSP) call/recall system invites women to book a cervical screening appointment every three or five years, depending on their age.

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

National Health Application and Infrastructure Services (NHAIS) is an IT platform used by the NHS in England, Wales, and Isle of Man to manage primary care registration and deliver cervical screening.

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)

Find and access patient information shared by other health and social care organisations, to support the direct care of a patient.

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

NHS 111 online helps people with an urgent medical need to get assessed and directed to the right care.


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 beta website gave patients access to a set of digital tools to help them organise and manage their own health and care.

NHS Business Partners

The NHS Business Partners programme was introduced in response to the growing importance of independent and third sector providers and the need for effective integration with NHS systems and applications. 

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 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 including the NHS App.


NHSmail is the national secure collaboration service for health and social care in England. It includes a full suite of collaboration and productivity tools based on Microsoft Office 365, such as Outlook for email and calendar, Teams for instant messaging and video calls, and Office for documents and spreadsheets.

NHS Notify

NHS Notify (previously Communications Manager) allows NHS England organisations and services to send messages to patients and citizens more effectively.

NHS number

The NHS number helps health and social care staff and service providers match patients to their health and care 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 is a quick, easy and free-to-use product for health and social care professionals to find local NHS services via web or mobile.


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.


Wi-Fi for staff and patients in NHS care settings across England.

Notify a patient

The Notify a patient service sent a message to a patient in the NHS App, or by email, text message or post to notify them that their registration with a new GP has been accepted.


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 is an IT platform used by the NHS in England and Isle of Man to deliver cervical screening and to access the Bowel Cancer Screening Service (BCSS), Breast Screening Select (BS-Select) and Breast Screening Information System (BSIS).


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)

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


Partner onboarding

We provide support to NHS customers wishing to integrate NHS England services into their clinical IT systems.

Pathology standards and implementation

Learn about the terminology and message specification required to meet the DAPB 4101 Pathology and Laboratory Medicine Reporting Information Standard and the benefits its implementation will bring.

Path to Live environments

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

Patient Care Aggregator

The Patient Care Aggregator, also known as Wayfinder, gives patients a single view of all their secondary care referrals and bookings via the NHS App.

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.

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.

Prescription Pricing Division data

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

Primary Care Registration Management

Primary Care Registration Management (PCRM) is a back-end service that enables patients to register with a GP practice.

Proxy application service

The proxy application service lets patients apply for proxy access online.


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

The Register with a GP surgery service lets GP practices take online registrations quickly and easily. It is free for GP practices in England to use.

Registration Authority

Help for Registration Authority managers, agents, ID checkers, sponsors, local smartcard administrators and unlockers, and anyone with an interest in how access to patient data is managed.

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

The NHS England Secure Data Environment (SDE) is a secure data and research analysis platform. It is part of an interoperable NHS Research Secure Data Environment network.

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.

Shared Care Record programme

A Shared Care Record is a source of an individual’s past records, and care plans (current and future), connected across multiple health and care organisations accessible in one place.

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.

Spine Directory Service

A national database of health and social care organisations, workers and IT systems.

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.

Strategic Data Collection Service in the cloud (SDCS Cloud)

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

Summary Care Record

Summary Care Record (SCR) is a national database that holds electronic records of important patient information such as current medication, allergies and details of any previous bad reactions to medicines, 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.

Summary Care Record application (SCRa)

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

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.


Vaccinations National Booking Service

We're providing systems that enable people to book appointments at sites across England.

Vaccinations Point-of-Care Solutions

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.


What Good Looks Like - Digital Maturity Assessments

The national What Good Looks Like Digital Maturity Assessment (WGLL DMA) Programme will allow pre-selected respondents from provider organisations and ICS to self-assess their relative maturity levels against the What Good Looks Like Framework digital capabilities.