Introducing NHS Digital

About us

We're the national information and technology partner to the health and social care system. We're using digital technology to transform the NHS and social care.

About us

Our mission is to harness the power of information and technology to improve health and care.

About us

What do we do?

  • We run the core IT infrastructure and services for the health and care system

  • We design, build and procure new digital services and systems

  • We collect, process, link and disseminate data for the health and care system

  • We develop and disseminate IT and data standards

  • We are the cybersecurity partner to the health and care system

Who makes it happen?

Our people

We're an organisation of creative and curious minds, passionate about doing meaningful work that drives health tech in the public sector. NHS Digital is arranged into seven directorates, which work together to improve health and social care. These are:

  • Corporate services
  • Strategy, policy and governance
  • Product development*
  • Data services*
  • Platforms and infrastructure*
  • Assurance and risk management
  • IT operations*
Facts about NHS Digital

Did you know?

Our systems have exceptional security

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21m

malicious threats are blocked by NHS Digital’s Cyber Security Operations Centre each month

NHS staff rely on our services to run

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1.4m

transactions on the Spine – the NHS’s secure network – every hour

We were key to the UK's COVID response

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80%

of NHS 111 enquiries were digital in March when they were just 17% in February – keeping the NHS going in the crisis

The reliability of our systems is exceptional

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99.99%

average availability across all of our services last year

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Where can you find us?

Office locations