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Research roadshows

Monday 5 February 2018

We've been listening to the research community at a series of roadshows across the country.

First PhD placement

Monday 5 February 2018

NHS Digital has welcomed our first ever PhD student placement, Naomi Holman. Naomi is from Glasgow University and is working with our Diabetes Audit Analysis team at our Leeds head office.

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.

New research innovation workshops

Thursday 23 November 2017

The first ever Research Innovation Workshop led by NHS Digital took place last month. It was attended by members of the research community including senior research leaders, PhD students and university fellows.