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NHS Spine reaches one billion monthly transactions

Thursday 13 December 2018

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.

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GP appointments data published

Thursday 6 December 2018

NHS Digital has published data to inform users about GP appointments and help show how primary care is affected by seasonal variation.

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Update: NHSmail restored to all users

Sunday 2 December 2018

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.

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Update: Access to NHSmail restored

Saturday 1 December 2018

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.

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Sarah Wilkinson delivers keynote speech at UK Health Show

Friday 28 September 2018

28 September 2018: NHS Digital CEO, Sarah Wilkinson, told clinicians and senior health leaders how a ‘new wave of data’ offers huge advantages to the health and care sector, in a keynote speech at the UK Health Show this week.

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A&E attendances increase by 22 per cent in the last decade

Thursday 13 September 2018

There were 23.8 million attendances to Accident and Emergency departments in England during 2017-18, which is an increase of two per cent compared with 2016-17 and 22 per cent since 2008-09, according to official figures.

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National data opt-out introduced across England

Friday 25 May 2018

The ‘National Data Opt-Out’ is introduced today, providing a facility for individuals to opt-out from the use of their data for research or planning purposes. This is provided in line with the recommendations of the National Data Guardian in her Review of Data Security, Consent and Opt-Outs. The service will initially be in beta, while we ensure the service design is optimal.

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NHS Digital's response to Lord Carter's report

Thursday 24 May 2018

NHS Digital's Senior Clinical Lead Caron Swinscoe has welcomed Lord Carter's independent report into how improvements in technology could boost the productivity of mental health and community services around the country.

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New Toolkit to help keep information safe

Tuesday 15 May 2018

NHS Digital has launched the new Data Security and Protection Toolkit, replacing the previous Information Governance Toolkit, to help keep patient information safe.

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Cyber News Brief

Friday 11 May 2018

The WannaCry cyber incident was a global attack on an unprecedented scale. While it was not directly targeted at the NHS it had a major impact on health and care.

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Microsoft deal - background information

Saturday 28 April 2018

The Department of Health and Social Care has announced a new centralised Windows 10 agreement which offers local organisations Microsoft Windows operating system licences, including Windows Defender Advanced Threat Protection (WDATP).

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Clinical Informatics Fellows begin at NHS Digital

Thursday 19 April 2018

Four frontline clinicians have begun a year’s informatics fellowship at NHS Digital to use their experiences as clinicians to support the design of a new generation of digital tools and services for NHS staff and patients.

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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.