2016 news archive
View our news stories from 2016.
14 December 2016: An article published by the Mail on Sunday on 11 December, said that "hundreds of patients are feared to have died unexpectedly at three NHS hospitals".
14 December 2016: The 2015 Health Survey for England (2) (HSE) found that 16 per cent (3) of children aged 8 to 15 reported ever having an alcoholic drink (4.) This is the lowest level ever reported since the HSE began, down from the highest point of 45 per cent in 2003.
09 December 2016: Report published by NHS Digital, in collaboration with Public Health England, highlights differences in the health outcomes of people with learning disabilities.
New official figures published today provide experimental statistics on female genital mutilation (FGM) in England, from July 2016 to September 2016.
08 December 2016: A major milestone has been achieved after uptake of the Summary Care Record among community pharmacies in England reached 50%.
02 December 2016: NHS Digital has today published initial provisional figures from a new interim data collection which captures details on mental health patients being admitted to a unit that does not form part of their usual local network of services.
1 December 2016: Statistics on outpatient activity in English NHS Hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector during 2015-16 are published by NHS Digital today.
30 November 2016: New statistics have been published by NHS Digital1 today on the number of detentions under the Mental Health Act2 in England throughout 2015/16.
22 November 2016: "Prescribing costs in hospitals and the community", published today by NHS Digital, reports the overall costs of medicines used in hospitals and those prescribed in primary care. It also looks at medicines positively appraised by the National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE).
15 November 2016: In relation to service disruptions to NHS Mail on the morning of November 14, 2016, NHS Digital has released the following statement.
14 November 2016: In relation to service disruptions to NHS Mail on the morning of 14 November, 2016, NHS Digital has released the following statement.
9 November 2016: Hospital admissions in England rose to record levels last year, with 16.2 million admissions during 2015-16 - up from 12.7 million ten years ago.
3 November 2016: A programme of work is underway to introduce a single vocabulary for patient records to help drive primary care efficiencies and improve patient care.
4 November 2016: The national information and technology partner for the health and care system is seeking expert input from social care professionals as part of its drive to best support the sector.
3 November 2016: The prevalence of obesity has risen from 9.1 per cent in 2014-15 to 9.3 per cent in 2015-16 for children in reception2 and from 19.1 per cent to 19.8 per cent for those in year 6.
27 October 2016: Figures released today by NHS Digital provide information on the prevalence of 21 conditions, including heart disease, hypertension, dementia, diabetes, and depression.
26 October 2016: The experimental statistics presented in Seven-day Services, England, April 2015 - March 2016 provide a starting point for discussions on how to effectively measure improvement and variation in care provision across the week.
26 October 2016: New official figures have been published today which outline the total money spent by local authorities on adult social care.
21 October 2016: Many women with diabetes who become pregnant are at increased risk of complications because of a lack of preparation for pregnancy, according to a report published today.
18 October 2016: Official statistics published today show a strong link between deprivation and the likelihood of recovering from anxiety and depression.
The number of hospital admissions estimated to be attributable to smoking was 475,0004 in 2014-15 - a rise of 23,000 (5 per cent) in the last ten years.
Women underwent 76 per cent of bariatric surgery procedures performed by the NHS during 2014-15, according to the latest figures released by NHS Digital.
Latest analysis of hospital admissions for eating disorders is released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) today.
Two NHS wide technology projects have been shortlisted for a prestigious HSJ Value in Healthcare Award 2016, recognising innovation and the hundreds of millions of pounds of savings they have made for the NHS.
11 August 2016: NHS Digital has published findings of patient surveys taken before and after four common surgical procedures performed by the NHS, to measure patients' health gain.
14 September 2016: New official figures have been published today which outline the earnings and expenses of GPs and dentists for the 2014/15 financial year.
15 September 2016: NHS Digital figures released today show there were 198,739 written complaints received over the last financial year(2) - the equivalent of around 544 per day - which was 8,668 (4.2 per cent) fewer than in 2014-15.
22 September 2016: Figures released today present information on the vaccination of children against a number of diseases, in England, during 2015-16.
28 September 2016: Annual statistics have been released today by NHS Digital on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) applications made to councils in England.
29 September 2016: One in three adults aged 16-74, with conditions such as anxiety or depression, surveyed in England, were accessing mental health treatment in 2014.
11 October 2016: NHS Digital has today released figures detailing the costs of building, maintaining and servicing parts of the NHS estate - from how much is spent on feeding patients, to how many car parking spaces hospitals have.
15 November 2016: Screening coverage across women aged 25-64, under the NHS Cervical Screening Programme, was 72.7 per cent as at 31 March 2016, down from 73.5 per cent in 2015 and 75.5 per cent in 2011.