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Linked datasets supporting health and care delivery and research
NHS Digital produces a variety of linked datasets as part of data processing. Many of these are available to users by request through the Data Access Request Service (DARS) Process. Others are at a prototype stage.
It describes the current state of data linkage in NHS Digital, what we’re working towards, how you can access data and how you can work with us to improve the quality, utility and availability of linked data to benefit the health and social care system.
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.