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Clinical Informatics Fellows begin at NHS Digital

19 April 2018: Four frontline clinicians have begun a year’s informatics fellowship at NHS Digital to use their experiences as clinicians to support the design of a new generation of digital tools and services for NHS staff and patients.

NHS Digital publishes statistics on vaginal mesh procedures

17 April 2018: NHS Digital has published experimental statistics on patients that have had a procedure for urogynaecological prolapse or stress urinary incontinence including those where mesh, tape or their equivalents have been used.

Prescription Cost Analysis report published

15 March, 2018: The cost of prescriptions dispensed in the community and the number of items dispensed during the 2017 calendar year has been published today by NHS Digital1.

Celebrating 70 years of the NHS

12 March 2018: The NHS turns 70 on 5 July 2018. Help celebrate the achievements of one of the nation's most loved institutions.

Rachel makes the PR Week Powerbook

Rachel Royall, NHS Digital's Director of Communications has been named in a prestigious list of the UK's top communications professionals.

Statistics show change in NHS workforce over time

28 February 2018: The number of Full Time Equivalent (FTE) staff working in the NHS in England has increased by 1.5 per cent (17,900) since 2016, according to figures released by NHS Digital today.

Uptake for routine breast screening falls

31 January 2018: The proportion of women aged 50-70 taking up routine breast screening invitations fell to 71.1 per cent in 2016-17 down from 72.1 per cent in 2015-16 and 73.6 per cent in 2006-07. It is at the lowest rate over the 10 year period.

A Statement from NHS Digital on the misrepresentation of our vacancy statistics in some media reports

24 January 2018 A number of media reports on our vacancy statistics data published on 23 January have unintentionally misrepresented our data. It is not possible to use our data to draw any conclusions on the number of appointments as a proportion of advertisements raised. This is because our information is based on the secondary use of administrative data related to job advertisements within NHS Jobs. The appointments data is often not completed, as individual organisations will have alternative means of managing appointments information locally.