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Creating a new NHS England: NHS England and NHS Digital merged on 1 February 2023. More about the merger.

Data Access Request Service (DARS) products and services

NHS Digital is committed to only releasing patient and service user data to those who have a genuine need for it and can demonstrate this to an independent oversight panel.

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These pages provide a link to the description of data sets readily available to request through our Data Access Request service (DARS). These data may be provided in the Trusted Research Environment (TRE) or as an extract. For clinical trials you may also want to use the DigiTrials Service which can also provide access to this data. 

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Contact us

If you have any queries that are not answered by the online resources listed for each data set, please contact the data applications team.


Phone: 0300 303 5678

Further information

internal NHS DigiTrials

NHS DigiTrials supports clinical trials developing new treatments.

internal 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.

internal 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.

Last edited: 25 October 2022 12:56 pm