The information management and technology (IM&T) strategy for the NHS includes a number of large-scale infrastructure projects developed over recent years to connect organisations and provide the IT resources required to support modern healthcare services.

This topic includes information about the principal services supported by the national infrastructure, including the Summary Care Record and the NHS e-Referral Service. Information about local IM&T resources, systems and management can be found in the Practice IM&T Systems topic.

Information on Data Protection and Caldicott Principles and Patient Confidentiality can be found in separate topics.

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