In November 2021 the then Secretary of State for Health and Social Care set out their intention to merge Health Education England with NHS England, and also accepted a recommendation from the Chair of NHS Digital to merge NHS Digital with NHS England.
Information about our organisations’ merger and links to privacy information
NHS Digital merged with NHS England on 1 February 2023, and Health Education England merged from 1 April 2023.
For data protection purposes, from 1 February 2023 NHS England became the controller responsible for the processing of personal data for activities previously performed by NHS Digital prior to this date. Similarly, from 1 April 2023 NHS England became the controller responsible for the processing of personal data for activities previously performed by Health Education England prior to this date.
As part of this merger the organisation is undergoing a transitionary process, and within that transition the organisation will be operating dual privacy notices to provide information about the new NHS England’s processing of personal data. From the respective merger dates, references to ‘NHS Digital’ and ‘Health Education England’ should be read as ‘NHS England’.
For subjects rights requests to your personal data, you can contact either of the given contact details on the NHS England and NHS Digital privacy notices.