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

Find out about the information governance for the Personal Demographics Service

Find out how your local health IT system fits in

Find out how the Birth Notification Service operates to create new entries

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.

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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).