NHS Digital (formerly HSCIC)

NHS Digital (formerly HSCIC)

The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was set up as an Executive Non Departmental Public Body (ENDPB) in April 2013 .

On 1st August 2016, the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) changed its name to NHS Digital, building on the role it plays in directly supporting the NHS and social care services. Noel Gordon has been appointed as the new Chair for NHS Digital by the Secretary of State.

The Health and Social Care Act 2012 sets out its responsibilities, which include:

From a community pharmacy perspective, the role of NHS Digital in managing the national infrastructure for the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) is probably the most high profile part of their service offerings.

Contacting NHS Digital

The NHS Digital EPS team email address is eps@hscic.gov.uk. The NHS Digital contact centre details are included here.

NHS Digital EPS On Social Networks

The NHS Digital EPS team are sharing information and top-tips on EPS through a number of social networks and electronic channels. Click on the links below for more information:Email Bulletin / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube




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