Demographics

Summary

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).

Top tasks

For patients -what information about me is on the Personal Demographics Service database (PDS)?

For NHS staff - information governance around PDS

Local health IT systems -how my local health IT system fits in with the PDS 

Birth notification service -find out about registering a birth, along with other information about this service 

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.

More information about PDS

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).