Find out about the information governance for the Personal Demographics Service
Find out how the Birth Notification Service operates to create new entries
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.
The process and requirements for accessing data from the Personal Demographics Service (PDS)
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).
Find out when access to a patient's demographic record should be restricted.
Why and how we process your data within the Personal Demographics Service (PDS), and your rights.
Why and how we process your data in the CHRIS archive, and your rights.