The UK has some of the richest health data in the world, making it possible to make national-scale improvements to health and care and HDR UK will position the UK to lead health data science internationally with our national, pan-sector approach.

Hear from our Director, Andrew Morris, as he explains how health data research can make a difference both across the UK and internationally.

Whilst we do not hold any health data, HDR UK is establishing the UK’s health data research infrastructure through

  • Uniting health data by providing national convenorship through the Alliance and Gateway with open standards, and in a way that earns the trust of patients and the public
  • Improving health data by providing tools, methods, hubs, and national expertise in health data quality improvement for researchers and innovators
  • Using health data by enabling research and innovation, demonstrating novel approaches to health data use, impact at scale, and establishing an expert group of national research leaders in health data science

Read more in our strategy

How has Health Data Research UK evolved?

Since the establishment of HDR UK in 2017, there have been huge advances in different key areas of our work including our science priorities, training programmes, UK Health Data Alliance, Health Data Research Hubs, Innovation Gateway and much more.

See the evolution of Health Data Research UK