Registers of approved data releases
The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) is responsible for providing a trusted safe haven for storing and analysing the nation's health and care information. We also deliver the systems that enable data to be used to support an individual's care and better, more effective health and social care services for all our communities. Find out more about who we are and what we do.
There are very strict rules about what information the HSCIC can share with the NHS and other organisations and we are committed to ensuring that the public understands what happens to the information that we collect.
As part of this commitment we publish quarterly registers of the instances where the HSCIC has provided data under a data sharing agreement. The latest release was published on 2 July 2014 [132kb]. Find out more about why information is needed and how individuals can object to the sharing of their data.
The registers list each organisation, the type of data released, the legal basis for release and the purpose for which the data was provided.
You can learn more about the register content, presentation and background by reading our guide to tabs, column descriptions, key terms and abbreviations [93kb] and frequently asked questions [37kb].
Where data that we release is not fully anonymised and there is a legal basis to share it outside the HSCIC, there must be a clear data sharing agreement in place with the organisation receiving the data which details what they can and cannot do with that information. Find out more about the rules for sharing health and care information.
To provide feedback that can be considered in producing future iterations of the register, please contact the HSCIC contact centre by email.
- Updated quarterly register of data releases published by HSCIC
- Register of approved data releases - July 2014 [132kb]
- Register of approved data releases - April 2014 [981kb]
- Guide to tabs, column descriptions, key terms and abbreviations [93kb]
- Frequently asked questions [37kb]
- Who we are and what we do
- Why information is needed
- Rules for sharing health and care information
- Data Linkage and Extract Service
- Confidentiality Advisory Group (CAG)
- Data Access Advisory Group (DAAG)