Health Data Insight

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Health Data Insight (HDI) CiC is a social enterprise (community interest company), that researches and data mines NHS England figures to find population health and epidemiological or demographic insights for effective NHS treatments by public health informatics, headquartered in the east of Cambridge.


It was founded on 11 July 2011 at Anglia House in Cambridge. Collecting anonymous data from the NHS was allowed under the National Health Service Act 2006. Patient data has a Caldicott guardian, from the Caldicott Report.

It works in conjunction with QuintilesIMS (QI) and AstraZeneca (AZ).


Within HDI there are several individual data mining projects. With the NHS Business Services Authority and PHE, it has created a dataset of all of England's primary care prescription data (80 million prescriptions a month).

It studies longitudinal or panel data, over time. Data mining is carried out with software from companies such as SAS.

Offices in Capital Park in Fulbourn


It is sited on Capital Park in the same building (CPC4)[1] as Syngenta UK (former Zeneca then ICI) near the eastern edge of Cambridge in Fulbourn, South Cambridgeshire. The site is also known as Fulbourn Technology Park. It is just south of the boundary with Teversham and the main east-west railway line. Health Education England have an office to the south as does the National Cancer Registration and Analysis Service (NCRAS) with whom it works, which is funded by Public Health England (PHE).

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