Our mission is to harness the power of information and technology to improve health and care.
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?
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*
Did you know?
Our systems have exceptional security
malicious threats are blocked by NHS Digital’s Cyber Security Operations Centre each month
NHS staff rely on our services to run
transactions on the Spine – the NHS’s secure network – every hour
We were key to the UK's COVID response
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
average availability across all of our services last year