This week is Get Online Week - the UK’s largest digital inclusion campaign - and we’re celebrating the positive impact that digital can have for older people through a new report launched today (Good Things Foundation press release).
Rob Shaw, deputy CEO at NHS Digital has announced that he will be leaving the organisation at Christmas, to pursue a consulting career.
NHS Digital has released two pieces of code under open source that will allow developers to include biometric login into their products and services.
Ambulance clinicians will soon be able to access the mental health crisis plans of emergency patients while on the move, following the successful first pilot phase of the National Record Locator.
Obesity prevalence among reception-aged schoolchildren in England increased between 2017-18 and 2018-19, new statistics from NHS Digital show.
NHS Digital has today published the Hospital Outpatient Activity, 2018/19 report.
Coverage for all routine childhood vaccinations administered to children under five decreased in England in 2018-19 compared to the previous year, a new report shows.
The indicator2 measures the national and local standardised mortality ratio3 of the learning disabilities population.
NHS staff are being given support and advice to improve cyber security across the system
Statistics on all NHS admissions into hospitals in England in 2018-19 have been published today by NHS Digital.
The NHS Payments to General Practice, England, 2018/19 report has been published today by NHS Digital.
NHS Digital partners with University of Oxford, Microsoft and IBM for pioneering new venture.
There were more than twice as many attendances to Accident and Emergency departments in England for the 10% of the population living in the most deprived areas (3.1 million), compared with the least deprived 10% (1.5 million) in 2018-19, according to official figures released today.
The number of care providers using NHSmail, the NHS’ centrally-funded secure email service, has surged since the start of the year, from 97 providers to 1,076.
People with sensory impairments in West Yorkshire and Harrogate have been given the knowledge to use digital health tools to make visiting the GP easier.
The Dental Earnings and Expenses Estimates 2017/18 and GP Earnings and Expenses Estimates 2017/18 reports have been published today by NHS Digital.
NHS Digital has today published its biannual report on the healthcare workforce across primary and secondary care as well as the independent sector.
The latest annual dental statistics from NHS Digital contain the most in-depth information about dental care ever published in this series.
NHS login – the service providing patients with a secure, simple way to identify themselves and match them to their records – will be used by nine more services.
Portsmouth has become the first area in the country where prescriptions for all patients can be sent electronically.
This week NHS Spine marks five years since it was brought in house by NHS Digital and run as an open source service for the NHS by the NHS – saving the service £150m in the process.
Pupils who have recently smoked, drunk alcohol and taken drugs are more likely to be ‘unhappy’ according to new report
New figures revealed by NHS Digital showed 51% of young people aged 11 to 15 who had recently drunk alcohol, smoked cigarettes and taken drugs experienced low levels of happiness.
NHS Digital pilot will improve care for people with a learning disability by introducing a reasonable adjustment flag on patient records2.
NHS Digital’s Head of Legal has been nominated for the Law Society’s In-House Solicitor of the Year award.
NHS Digital has completed the first phase of the GP IT Futures procurement process – with the invitation to tender now closed.
The NHS will receive free-to-adopt, world class perimeter security services as NHS Digital signs contract with Accenture.
New official figures published today provide experimental statistics on female genital mutilation (FGM) in England, from April 2018 to March 2019.
Soaring temperatures across the UK this week has seen a boom in the number of visits to the NHS website for heat-related illness.
NHS Digital has won the Data and Information Security Award at the Public Sector Paperless Awards for the Data and Security Protection Toolkit (DSPT).
Talking therapies: New statistics show an increase in referrals, numbers starting treatment and recovery rates during 2018-19
1.60m referrals were made to talking therapies for anxiety and depression in England during 2018-19 – up 11.4% from the previous year (1.44m in 2017-18).
NHS Digital won the Innovation Award at the Yorkshire and Humber Skills and Development Network Commercial Awards for the Health and Social Care Network (HSCN), which has saved the NHS almost £50m per year.
The number of adult cigarette smokers1 in England has dropped by around 1.8m from 7.7m2 (19.8%) in 20113 to 5.9m (14.4%) in 2018, new official figures show.
NHS Digital’s chief executive Sarah Wilkinson has been named in the top 100 most influential women in UK India relations.
Southampton-based GP and NHS Digital Interim Chief Medical Officer, Amir Mehrkar, urges his fellow GPs to embrace the NHS App as another digital tool to help their practices.
60.6% of carers reported feeling stressed in 2018-19 (up from 58.7% in 2016-17)2, according to a survey of 50,800 adult carers in England, published today by NHS Digital.
NHS Digital scooped a top innovation award at the Digital Leaders 100 awards last night.
Pharmacists can now access vital patient information quickly and simply through a new Summary Care Record (SCR) 1-click function.
NHS Surplus Land 2018/19 includes information on land and buildings which have been sold by the NHS, and land which has been retained but developed for housing.
A digital assessment portal which will streamline and improve the process for developers seeking to have their app included on the NHS Apps Library has launched.
Free NHS WiFi is now available in 6,749 GP practices and 212 acute, mental health and community NHS Trusts across England, benefitting millions of patients.
The Child Protection Information Sharing (CP-IS) system has reached 100% coverage in London for the first time, flagging young patients arriving at unscheduled healthcare settings to their social workers.
Health Secretary: Ambitious tech overhaul will make NHS most advanced health and care system in the world
Top technology companies will be challenged to develop new, innovative GP IT systems to empower patients to access more health services online and through their phones, Health Secretary Matt Hancock announces today .
NHS Digital has issued an invitation to tender for existing and new suppliers to deliver a new IT systems framework for primary care.
The SHMI reports on mortality at trust level across the NHS in England. Methodological changes will be made from today’s publication.
NHS 111 online has been used more than one million times to get people the medical help they need since its launch in December 2017.
NHS Digital has reached an agreement with software firm VMware to provide NHS organisations with discounted access to VWware Cloud on Amazon Web Services (AWS).
NHS Digital chief nurse calls on nurses and midwives to continue to take the lead on digital revolution
To mark International Nurses’ Day NHS Digital’s acting chief nurse, Caron Swinscoe, talks about how small technological and information sharing advances have the chance to make a real difference to nurses and midwives on the frontline and the patients they care for.
Coverage in NHS Digital’s latest fit notes publication has increased to include data from 96% of GP practices.
Admissions to NHS hospitals, where obesity was recorded as either a primary or secondary diagnosis1, increased by 15% (94,000) on 2016/172.
NHS Digital has welcomed the publishing of the RCGP’s tech manifesto today.
A digital health hub piloted in Nailsea has proved to be such a success that the NHS is scaling it up across England, as demand increases from councils in North West London, the Wirral, Blackburn, Middlesbrough and Stafford.
As part of the Leeds Digital Festival, today sees the official opening of Co>Space North; a new health and care collaboration, co-working and innovation space in Leeds city centre.
Today the London Ambulance Service begins a pilot to enable its clinicians to securely access Summary Care Record data on an iPad, without the need for a smartcard or N3, for the first time, by using the new NHS Identity Service to authenticate to the system.
NHS Digital has agreed a deal that will allow NHS organisations to make better use of their machine generated information through a market-leading data monitoring and analytics platform.
NHS Digital and NHS England collaborate with IT suppliers to launch groundbreaking new service
NHS Digital’s Digital Delivery Centre has been nominated for a DigiLeaders 100 award for its work on the National Record Locator and NHS 111 online.
Organisations that provide and commission adult social care services are invited to bid for a share of £4.8m to enable them to roll out their local digital projects on a wider scale.
The cost of prescriptions dispensed in the community and the number of items dispensed during the 2018 calendar year has been published today by NHS Digital.
New experimental statistics have been released by NHS Digital, showing emergency readmissions for hospitals in England between 2013/14 and 2017/18.
NHS Digital is calling on providers and stakeholders to join a working group looking at developing a sustainable tech workstream for the NHS, as the NHS marks its annual Sustainability Day on 21 March.
NHS Digital’s Daniel Ray has been named the second most influential data and analytics practitioner in the UK by dataIQ’s top 100 list.
Women account for more than three quarters of the NHS workforce in England, according to NHS Digital statistics published today on International Women's Day.
Following successful testing, NHS Digital is rolling out Schedule 2 and 3 Controlled Drugs (CDs) via the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS).
NHS Digital has today published its latest annual report on components of the social care workforce in England.
The proportion of women aged 50-70 taking up routine breast screening invitations fell to 70.5% in 2017-18, down from 71.1% in 2016-17 and from 73.2% in 2007-08. The acceptable level of uptake is 70 per cent.
Five organisations support NHS login as part of a small-scale pilot from March 2019.
There were 338,000 admissions to hospital in 2017/18 where the main cause was due to drinking alcohol, according to new figures published today.
Care providers can now gain access to NHSmail, once they have completed the entry level of the online Data Security and Protection Toolkit (DSPT), NHS Digital has announced.
Local authorities developing digital social care projects to be boosted by Social Care Digital Innovation Programme (SCDIP) funding.
Homeless and insecurely housed people in Hastings now have access to medical treatment and support thanks to an innovative digital health care outreach project.
24 January 2019: Annual figures on the health and care of people with learning disabilities have been released by NHS Digital.
NHS Digital has taken a major step on the road to ensuring clinicians have access to patients’ GP records right across Leeds.
The second monthly GP appointments publication has been released, covering figures for November 2018.
NHS Digital's chief executive, Sarah Wilkinson, has welcomed the focused on digital technology in the NHS Long Term Plan published today.
The NHS Payments to General Practice, England, 2017/18 report has been published today by NHS Digital.
The NHS e-Referral Service has hit 100 million bookings since it was launched in 2005 as the NHS Choose and Book Service.
The NHS Spine, which supports the IT infrastructure for over 500,000 health and social care workers in England, has reached the milestone of one billion transactions in a month for the first time.
A new report shows for the first time how digitally ‘savvy’ maternity services in England are – and aims to drive up the better use of technology.
NHS Digital has published data to inform users about GP appointments and help show how primary care is affected by seasonal variation.
Children of obese parents are more likely to be obese themselves than children whose parents are not overweight or obese, according to NHS Digital figures released today.
An exciting new alliance will bring the UK’s leading academics together with forward thinking health data specialists, to develop new ways to design and support the medical research of the future, to improve the care patients receive from the NHS.
We can confirm that all accounts identified as having been locked out as a result of multiple login attempts were unlocked by 10.30pm last night.
All users should now have their access to NHSmail restored after problems with availability today, caused by a software issue in the supplier’s internal infrastructure.
We have been working hard to fix the issues NHSmail has been having today.
There is currently a severity 1 national outage on NHSmail. We are working with our supplier to resolve the service.
NHS Digital has launched a pilot that could see more than 95% of GP prescriptions processed electronically, saving the NHS time and money.
NHS Digital has published their latest report on cervical screening coverage for 2017-2018.
One in eight (12.8%) of children and young people aged between five and 19, surveyed in England in 2017, had a mental disorder1 according to a major new report which provides England’s best source of data on trends in child mental health.
A new standard that will improve sharing clinical information between community pharmacies and GP practices has been published.
A total of 50.8% of courses of treatment for anxiety and depression ended in a patient’s recovery in 2017-18, new statistics from NHS Digital reveal.
Biometric devices measuring anxiety triggers for people with autism and exoskeleton devices for carers are among nine social care digitisation projects to receive extra funding from NHS Digital and the Local Government Association.
A registry designed to safeguard the health of patients undergoing breast implant surgery now contains details of 20,665 operations.
NHS Digital has awarded £784,000 to the members of the Care Provider Alliance to deliver a new sector-led service which will offer digital support for social care providers.
NHS Digital has today published its latest annual Prescribing for Diabetes: England 2007/08 to 2017/18 report.
An NHS project using social media to improve health by boosting digital inclusion has led to a 13 per cent increase in first time attendances for breast screening in Stoke-on-Trent over four years.
Figures showing the prevalence of 21 conditions, including asthma, hypertension, dementia, diabetes, and depression are published today by NHS Digital.