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What we do

Our teams design, develop and operate national IT and data services that support clinicians at work, help patients get the best care, and use data to improve treatment.

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16 million visits a week

The NHS website ( helps millions of people engage with their health, care and wellbeing

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31 million registrations

With around 4 million logins a week, the NHS App allows users to manage their own care

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520k bookings a month

The e-Referral Service allows patients to choose their first hospital or clinic appointments

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99.97% availability

We provide services the NHS can rely on, with near-perfect average availability across over 100 live services

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1.5 million record views a week

Direct Care API allows GPs using different IT systems to share information and bookings

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20k cancer family histories checked

Family history diagnoses are checked and verified every year, equating to 350 responses per week

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86.8 million appointments booked

The National Booking Service has recorded more than 140 million vaccination events

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20 live dashboards

Our secure dashboards cover a range of topics including vaccination uptake, vaccine trials and GP appointments

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44 million confirmed accounts

NHS login allows users to access their personal health and care information

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1 billion prescriptions

In 2022, 1 billion prescriptions were dispensed using the Electronic Prescription Service

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58 clinical trials supported

NHS DigiTrials supports clinical trials that are developing new treatments to improve health and care

1.6 million devices enrolled

We actively monitor and detect nefarious activity across the NHS network

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7.6 petabytes of data

We're the central health data repository for the NHS and adult social care in England

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3 billion firewall transactions a day

We monitor and protect NHS devices and work directly with local teams in response to cyber threats

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850 alerts a day

We help health and social care staff to share information securely to better protect vulnerable children

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1.6 billion transactions per month

NHS Spine connects over 20,000 health and care organisations, allowing information to be shared securely

Data correct as of March 2023.