NHS Digital

NHS Digital, the new trading name for Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), was set up as an Executive Non Departmental Public Body (ENDPB) in April 2013.

Description

NHS Digital  is an ORGANISATION.

NHS Digital, the new trading name for  Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC), was set up as an Executive Non Departmental Public Body (ENDPB) in April 2013.

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 sets out NHS Digital's responsibilities, which include:

  • Collecting, analysing and presenting national health and social care data

  • Setting up and managing national IT systems for transferring, collecting and analysing information

  • Publishing a set of rules to set out how the personal confidential information of PATIENTS should be handled and managed by health and care staff and ORGANISATIONS

  • Building up a library of 'indicators' that can be used to measure the quality of health and care services provided to the public

  • Acting to reduce how much paperwork doctors, nurses and care workers have to complete by ensuring that only essential data is collected

  • Helping health and care ORGANISATIONS improve the quality of the data they collect and send to NHS Digital  by setting standards and guidelines to help them assess how well they are doing

  • Creating a register of all the information that NHS Digital  collect and produce, and publishing that information in a range of different formats so that it will be useful to as many people as possible while safeguarding the personal confidential data of individuals.

Further information on NHS Digital  can be found on the:

Also Known As

This NHS business definition is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Also known as Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC)

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Element ACTIVITY TREATMENT FUNCTION CODE references in description NHS Digital
Data Element ADMISSION METHOD CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element ADVANCED CARDIOVASCULAR SUPPORT DAYS references in description NHS Digital
Data Element ADVANCED RESPIRATORY SUPPORT DAYS references in description NHS Digital
Data Element AGE AT CDS ACTIVITY DATE references in description NHS Digital
Data Element AGE ON ADMISSION references in description NHS Digital
Data Set AIDC for Patient Identification Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Attribute APPOINTMENT SLOT SHORT NOTICE CANCELLATION INDICATOR references in description NHS Digital
Data Element ASSIGNMENT CONTRACTED FTE references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Aggregate Contract Monitoring Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Data Element BASIC CARDIOVASCULAR SUPPORT DAYS references in description NHS Digital
Data Element BASIC RESPIRATORY SUPPORT DAYS references in description NHS Digital
Attribute CANCER CARE SPELL DELAY REASON COMMENT references in description NHS Digital
Attribute CANCER OR SYMPTOMATIC BREAST REFERRAL PATIENT STATUS references in description NHS Digital
Data Element CARE PROFESSIONAL MAIN SPECIALTY CODE references in description NHS Digital
Data Element CDS COPY RECIPIENT IDENTITY references in description NHS Digital
Data Set CDS V6-2 Type 170 - Admitted Patient Care - Detained and or Long Term Psychiatric Census CDS references in description NHS Digital
Attribute CONSULTANT CODE references in description NHS Digital
Attribute CRITICAL CARE ACTIVITY CODE references in description NHS Digital
Data Element CRITICAL CARE DISCHARGE DATE references in description NHS Digital
Data Element CRITICAL CARE LEVEL 2 DAYS references in description NHS Digital
Data Element CRITICAL CARE LEVEL 3 DAYS references in description NHS Digital
Data Element CRITICAL CARE START DATE references in description NHS Digital
Data Element CRITICAL CARE UNIT FUNCTION references in description NHS Digital
NHS Business Definition Cancer Treatment Period references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Clinical Coding Introduction references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Commissioning Data Set Business Rules references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Commissioning Data Set Mandated Data Flows references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Commissioning Data Set Submission Protocol references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Commissioning Data Set Submission and Organisation Mergers references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Commissioning Data Set XML Schema Version Numbering references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Commissioning Data Sets Introduction references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Community Services Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Contact Details references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Cover of Vaccination Evaluated Rapidly (COVER) Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Data Element DATE OF BIRTH (PATIENT IDENTIFICATION) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element DERMATOLOGICAL SUPPORT DAYS references in description NHS Digital
Data Element DISCHARGE DESTINATION CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element DISCHARGE METHOD CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) references in description NHS Digital
Attribute DOCTOR INDEX NUMBER references in description NHS Digital
NHS Business Definition Data Coordination Board references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Data Dictionary Change Notice references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Data Dictionary for Care references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Data Landing Portal references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Data Processing Services references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Data Services for Commissioners references in description NHS Digital
NHS Business Definition Data Services for Commissioners Regional Office references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Delen references in description NHS Digital
NHS Business Definition Department of Health and Social Care references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Devices Patient Level Contract Monitoring Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Diagnostic Imaging Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Disclaimer references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Drugs Patient Level Contract Monitoring Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Data Element EMPLOYEE ABSENCE DURATION references in description NHS Digital
Data Element EMPLOYEE ABSENCE WORKING HOURS LOST (REPORTING PERIOD) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element EMPLOYEE LENGTH OF TIME IN POSITION references in description NHS Digital
Data Element EMPLOYEE NHS LENGTH OF SERVICE references in description NHS Digital
Data Element END DATE (EPISODE) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element EPISODE NUMBER references in description NHS Digital
Data Element ETHNIC CATEGORY 2021 references in description NHS Digital
Attribute ETHNIC CATEGORY 2021 references in description NHS Digital
Data Element FIRST ATTENDANCE CODE references in description NHS Digital
Attribute FORENSIC LEARNING DISABILITIES CARE CLUSTER CODE references in description NHS Digital
Data Element FORENSIC LEARNING DISABILITIES CARE CLUSTER CODE (FINAL) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element FORENSIC LEARNING DISABILITIES CARE CLUSTER CODE (INITIAL) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element FTE STABILITY RATE (JOB ROLE IN REPORTING PERIOD) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element FTE STABILITY RATE (ORGANISATION IN REPORTING PERIOD) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element FTE STABILITY RATE (STAFF GROUP IN REPORTING PERIOD) references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Female Genital Mutilation Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Data Element GS1 APPLICATION IDENTIFIER (GLOBAL) references in description NHS Digital
Attribute GS1 APPLICATION IDENTIFIER (INTERNAL) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element GS1 APPLICATION IDENTIFIER (INTERNAL) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element GS1 GLOBAL LOCATION NUMBER references in description NHS Digital
Attribute GS1 GLOBAL LOCATION NUMBER references in description NHS Digital
Data Element GS1 GLOBAL SERVICE RELATION NUMBER CHECK DIGIT references in description NHS Digital
Attribute GS1 GLOBAL SERVICE RELATION NUMBER CHECK DIGIT references in description NHS Digital
Data Element GS1 SERVICE RELATION INSTANCE NUMBER references in description NHS Digital
Attribute GS1 SERVICE RELATION INSTANCE NUMBER references in description NHS Digital
Data Element GS1 UNIQUE ORGANISATION PREFIX NUMBER references in description NHS Digital
Attribute GS1 UNIQUE ORGANISATION PREFIX NUMBER references in description NHS Digital
Data Element HEADCOUNT (POSITION ASSIGNMENT CURRENT) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element HEADCOUNT STABILITY RATE (JOB ROLE IN REPORTING PERIOD) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element HEADCOUNT STABILITY RATE (ORGANISATION IN REPORTING PERIOD) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element HEADCOUNT STABILITY RATE (STAFF GROUP IN REPORTING PERIOD) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element HEADCOUNT TURNOVER RATE (FTE IN REPORTING PERIOD) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element HEADCOUNT TURNOVER RATE (ORGANISATION IN REPORTING PERIOD) references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information HES Data Dictionary references in description NHS Digital
Data Element HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL NUMBER references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Healthcare Resource Group references in description NHS Digital
NHS Business Definition Healthcare Resource Group Unbundled Activity references in description NHS Digital
NHS Business Definition Hospital Episode Statistics references in description NHS Digital
Data Element IMPROVING ACCESS TO PSYCHOLOGICAL THERAPIES ACTIVITY SUSPENSION IDENTIFIER references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Improving Access to Psychological Therapies Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Information Standard and Collection (Including Extraction) references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Information Standards Notice references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information International Classification of Diseases (Icd) references in description NHS Digital
Attribute LEARNING DISABILITIES CARE CLUSTER CODE references in description NHS Digital
Data Element LEARNING DISABILITIES CARE CLUSTER CODE (FINAL) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element LEARNING DISABILITIES CARE CLUSTER CODE (INITIAL) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element LIVER SUPPORT DAYS references in description NHS Digital
Data Element LOWER LAYER SUPER OUTPUT AREA (PERSON RESIDENCE) references in description NHS Digital
NHS Business Definition Lower Layer Super Output Area references in description NHS Digital
Attribute MAIN SPECIALTY CODE references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Main Specialty and Treatment Function Codes Table references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Maternity Services Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Mental Health Services Data Set references in description NHS Digital
NHS Business Definition Middle Layer Super Output Area references in description NHS Digital
Data Element NEONATAL LEVEL OF CARE CODE references in description NHS Digital
Data Element NEUROLOGICAL SUPPORT DAYS references in description NHS Digital
Data Set NHS Breast Screening Programme Central Return Data Set (KC62) references in description NHS Digital
Data Set NHS Breast Screening Programme Central Return Data Set (KC63) references in description NHS Digital
Data Set NHS Continuing Healthcare Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Data Set NHS Continuing Healthcare Patient Level Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information NHS Data Model and Dictionary Service references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information NHS Dictionary of Medicines and Devices references in description NHS Digital
NHS Business Definition NHS Digital references in description NHS Digital
Data Element NHS NUMBER references in description NHS Digital
Attribute NHS NUMBER references in description NHS Digital
Attribute NHS OCCUPATION CODE references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information NHS Postcode Directory references in description NHS Digital
Attribute NUMBER OF BABIES IDENTIFICATION CODE references in description NHS Digital
Data Element NUMBER OF BABIES IDENTIFICATION CODE (PATIENT IDENTIFICATION) references in description NHS Digital
Data Set National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set Scenarios references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information National Casemix Office references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information National Interim Clinical Imaging Procedure Code Set references in description NHS Digital
Data Set National Workforce Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Neonatal Critical Care Minimum Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Data Element ONS LOCAL GOVERNMENT GEOGRAPHIC AREA CODE (LOCAL AUTHORITY DISTRICT) references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information OPCS Classification of Interventions and Procedures references in description NHS Digital
Data Element ORGANISATION CODE (CODE OF COMMISSIONER) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element ORGANISATION CODE (CODE OF PROVIDER) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER (CDS RECIPIENT) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER (CODE OF COMMISSIONER) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element ORGANISATION IDENTIFIER (CODE OF PROVIDER) references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Organisation Data Service references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Organisation Mergers references in description NHS Digital
Data Element PATIENT CLASSIFICATION CODE references in description NHS Digital
Data Element PERSON AGE IN YEARS (REPORTING PERIOD END DATE) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element PERSON FAMILY NAME (MOTHER OF BABY) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element PERSON GENDER CODE CURRENT references in description NHS Digital
Data Element PERSON GIVEN NAME (MOTHER OF BABY) references in description NHS Digital
Attribute PERSON STATED NATIONALITY references in description NHS Digital
Data Element POSITION FTE VARIANCE references in description NHS Digital
Data Element POSITION VACANCY LENGTH OF TIME UNFILLED references in description NHS Digital
Data Element POSITION WORKED FTE (REPORTING PERIOD) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element POSTCODE references in description NHS Digital
Attribute PRESENT ON ADMISSION INDICATOR references in description NHS Digital
Data Element PRESENT ON ADMISSION INDICATOR references in description NHS Digital
Data Element PRIMARY DIAGNOSIS (ICD) references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Paediatric Critical Care Minimum Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Patient Level Contract Monitoring Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Patient Level Information Costing System Acute Data Set - Admitted Patient Care references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Patient Level Information Costing System Acute Data Set - Emergency Care references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Patient Level Information Costing System Acute Data Set - Out-Patient Care references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Patient Level Information Costing System Acute Data Set - Specialist Ward Care references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Patient Level Information Costing System Acute Data Set - Supplementary Information references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Personal Demographics Service references in description NHS Digital
Attribute REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE references in description NHS Digital
Attribute REGION OF COUNTRY CODE FOR FEMALE GENITAL MUTILATION DATA SET references in description NHS Digital
Data Element RENAL SUPPORT DAYS references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Read Coded Clinical Terms references in description NHS Digital
Data Element SECONDARY DIAGNOSIS (ICD) references in description NHS Digital
Attribute SERVICE OR TEAM TYPE FOR MENTAL HEALTH references in description NHS Digital
Attribute SERVICE OR TEAM TYPE REFERRED TO FOR COMMUNITY CARE references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information SNOMED CT references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information SNOMED CT Refset references in description NHS Digital
Data Element SOURCE OF ADMISSION CODE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element START DATE (EPISODE) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element START DATE (HOSPITAL PROVIDER SPELL) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element STOP SMOKING SERVICE CUMULATIVE SPEND references in description NHS Digital
Data Element STOP SMOKING SERVICE LOCAL AUTHORITY FINANCIAL ALLOCATION references in description NHS Digital
Data Element STOP SMOKING SERVICE OTHER FINANCIAL ALLOCATION references in description NHS Digital
Data Element STOP SMOKING SERVICE PHARMACOTHERAPY SPEND references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Secondary Uses Service references in description NHS Digital
NHS Business Definition Secure Electronic File Transfer references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Sexual and Reproductive Health Activity Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Data Set Stop Smoking Services Quarterly Data Set references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Strategic Data Collection Service references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Strategic Data Collection Service in the Cloud references in description NHS Digital
Data Element TIME OF BIRTH (PATIENT IDENTIFICATION) references in description NHS Digital
Attribute TREATMENT FUNCTION CODE references in description NHS Digital
Data Element TREATMENT START DATE (CANCER) references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Technology Reference Data Update Distribution (Trud) references in description NHS Digital
Supporting Information Terminology and Classifications Delivery Service references in description NHS Digital
Data Element WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (FIRST SEEN) references in description NHS Digital
Data Element WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (TREATMENT) references in description NHS Digital