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The Health and Social Care Information Centre strategy: An invitation for comments and feedback

What are we requesting?

We are inviting comment and feedback on the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) strategy, which was published on October 23 in pdf icon draft form [612kb]. The strategy draws together the HSCICs current activities and programmes, setting out a development path for the organisation within the framework established by the Information Services Commissioning Group (ISCG) and the HSCICs own statutory obligations.

In particular, the strategy confirms the HSCICs commitment to support the ISCG and its key partner NHS England in delivering the Secretary of State's technology and information priorities.

Why are we asking for comments and feedback?

Your views will:

  • help us make informed decisions on the final version of the strategy.
  • help us understand how different people and organisations respond to and prioritise the key points in the strategy.
  • ensure that the strategy is relevant and meaningful to the people who will be affected by the changes and improvements it proposes.

The ISCG is currently developing a technology and information strategy for the health and social care system as a whole, through a process led by NHS England. The HSCIC strategy document will contribute to that process, with the ISCGs strategy due to be published in March.

How to respond

Download pdf icon the draft [612kb] of the strategy.

This opportunity for feedback will run from 29th October to 22nd November 2013. Please ensure you submit any comments prior to the closing date so they can be considered.

Please send your comments to:

Linda Whalley
The Health and Social Care Information Centre
1 Trevelyan Square
Boar Lane

Or email

Comments are invited from all interested parties. If you could also provide contact details (name, email address, organisation), this will allow us to follow up with any questions that arise from your response.

If you would like to know more about the consultation, or if you have any queries, please contact

Publication of the feedback

The findings from the feedback exercise will be published on our website.

Responses: confidentiality and disclaimer

Please note: if you want the information that you provide to be treated as confidential, be aware that under the Freedom of Information Act there is a statutory Code of Practice with which public authorities must comply and which deals, among other things, with obligations of confidence. In view of this, it would be helpful if you could explain to us why you regard the information you have provided as confidential. If we receive a request for disclosure of the information, we will take full account of your explanation, but we cannot give assurance that confidentiality can be maintained in all circumstances.

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