An initiative has been launched to ensure private healthcare data is recorded in the same way as NHS data in England, with the aim of improving consistency across the system. The Acute Data Alignment Programme (ADAPt) aims to integrate data on privately funded healthcare into NHS systems and standards for the first time. This will address a long-standing concern about the lack of visibility of quality in private care and promoting the completeness of patient records, where some care has been received privately. The programme is being jointly led by NHS Digital and the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN), the CMA-approved information organisation, in partnership with the Department of Health and Social Care, NHS England, NHS Improvement, and the Care Quality Commission (CQC) . Phase 1 will see co-operation between all parties to accelerate publication of information mandated by the CMA, while Phase 2 will aim to redirect the flow of data for approximately 750,000 privately funded hospital episodes each year from PHIN to NHS Digital. A public consultation on the scope and objectives will be launched later this year.