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The NHS programme is now closed. 

NHS was a national information-sharing project managed by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).

It was a plan to enable sharing of anonymous patient data to support health research and planning. There was no plan to share your identity. 

While the data was not used directly for your care, it was planned that it would help researchers to see how well services are performing, and how patient care can be improved for everyone.

NHS England