Data and information

One of the Government’s key aims is to modernise health services and to improve health outcomes by putting patients first in every decision that the NHS makes.  Underpinning this vision is the need for high quality information so that everybody can make the right decisions at the right time.  A modern data service is being developed for the NHS that will provide NHS organisations, citizens and researchers with accurate, timely information which will radically transform the way we care for and treat people and continuously improve the services we offer.

Information governance

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 has affected the ways in which NHS organisations can access and process data.

This topic now has its own separate page where all information is gathered together in one place.