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Demographics

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

The Personal Demographics Service

The PDS helps healthcare professionals to identify patients and match them to their health records. It also allows them to contact and communicate with patients.


Further information

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

internal Mortality data review

Review of the timeliness and completeness of the data sources used to record deaths of citizens

Last edited: 24 August 2020 10:31 am