Data from patient health and adult social care records helps us to improve individual care, speed up diagnosis, plan local services and research new treatments.
Ensuring that staff and patients have access to the right data, at the right time, is vital to the NHS providing effective, safe, good value services.
Rights and security
We are committed to keeping patient data safe, sharing it securely and lawfully, and always being clear about why it is used. NHS networks and systems for storing and sharing data are managed using world-class standards of cyber security.