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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.

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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.

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NHS Digital supports visual data challenge

Thursday 17 October 2019

NHS Digital has partnered with the Nuffield Trust and British Medical Journal (BMJ) for a new data visualisation competition that aims to shine a light on data about health and care inequalities in England.

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Nine new tools and services to use NHS login

Friday 23 August 2019

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.