About the NHS

How the NHS works, how it has changed over time and how you can help improve it.

About the NHS

Key information about the funding and scale of the NHS

NHS structure explained

Read about the structure of the NHS in England, including an overview of the core organisations and their roles

NHS authorities and trusts

Find out more about NHS authorities and trusts

How to complain to the NHS

Find out how to complain to the NHS

Principles and values that guide the NHS

Read about the principles at the core of the NHS

Get involved in the NHS

Get involved in the NHS

Your health records

Find out about the information recorded and stored in your health and care record

How to access your health records

Find out how to access your health records

Sharing your health records

Find out more about sharing your health records

What is an NHS Number?

Find out what an NHS Number is and what they're used for

Friends and Family Test (FFT)

Find out about the Friends and Family Test, a simple way to provide feedback on NHS services

Your choices in the NHS

Learn more about the choices you have with your NHS care

History of the NHS

Key events in the history of the NHS from it's launch in 1948 to the present day

Quality Accounts

Reports about the quality of services offered by NHS healthcare providers