NHS Information Centre

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NHS Information Centre

A special health authority (non-departmental government body, quango) created in 2005 by a merger of parts of the Department of Health, the NHS Information Authority and the Prescribing Support Unit.

NHS IC is touted as the NHS (England)’s central, authoritative source of health and social care information. It collects, analyses and presents national data and statistical information in health and social care, which is used to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care by all stakeholders (e.g., commissioners, public health analysts, clinicians and informatics professionals) and the public for population health analysis and surveys, health screening, and prescribing.
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