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The MRC Regulatory Support Centre has been working with researchers and regulators to develop the following guidance and training materials for those working with health data, across the UK. The HSCIC changed its name to NHS Digital on the 1st August, we are currently updating our guidance in light of this.

The MRC is also supporting the work of the Office of Life Science Ministerial Industry Strategy Group – Health Data Programme, towards a streamlined data access process across the HSCIC, the Clinical Practice Research Datalink (CPRD), NIHR – Health Informatics Collaborative (NIHR-HIC) and Public Health England (PHE). The guidance provided below reflects current practice and will be regularly reviewed to reflect the current pace of change.