2016 news archive

View our news stories from 2016.

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Annual NHS dental statistics published

23 September 2016: NHS Digital released figures today on all patients who received NHS dental care in England during the last financial year.

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New figures reveal running cost of NHS estate

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.

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Number of written complaints about NHS falls by 4 per cent

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.

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A year of achievement

22 December 2016: NHS Digital chief executive Andy Williams looks back at the organisation's achievements in 2016 and looks forward to the new year.

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Prescribing costs in hospitals and the community

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).

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Latest GP workforce figures released

27 September 2016: New official figures published today provide detailed statistics relating to the general practice workforce in England as at 31 March 2016.

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Hospital Outpatient Activity data published

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.