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Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day at NHS Digital

Tuesday 13 October 2020

To celebrate Ada Lovelace day, NHS Digital is hosting several internal events to celebrate women in tech. Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

New electronic discharge summaries save the NHS time and admin costs

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Hospitals across England will soon be able to send secure and standardised clinical patient discharge summaries and outpatient attendance information electronically to GP systems following a successful first of type by NHS Digital, TPP and Dorset County Hospital working with Independent Systems Integrators.

Coronavirus test results now visible to GPs

Monday 20 July 2020

COVID-19 test results are now being automatically sent to GP systems as well as being communicated to the individual, giving GPs visibility of which of their patients have had COVID-19 tests and whether they have tested positive or negative.

NHS Digital streamlines NHS Smartcard access for new starters

Monday 6 April 2020

NHS Digital has permitted the use of a virtual Smartcard and streamlined processes for physical cards, giving new staff fast access to hospital systems. This is important for the new Nightingale Hospitals where thousands of staff need to be verified and onto systems quickly.

Image shows the nine new 'Faces of the NHS App' using the app on their phones.

NHS unveils ‘Faces of the NHS App’

Tuesday 21 January 2020

The NHS has revealed the first nine frontline NHS staff members who have been selected to become the ‘Faces’ of a campaign to promote the NHS App to patients.

Prescribing costs for 2018-19 published

Thursday 14 November 2019

Information on the estimated costs at list price of medicines used in hospitals and prescribed in primary care in 2018-19 has been published by NHS Digital.