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Prescription Cost Analysis report published

Thursday 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

Monday 12 March 2018

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

Statistics show change in NHS workforce over time

Wednesday 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

Wednesday 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

Wednesday 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.