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NHS to test routine collection of private hospital data

Thursday 7 January 2021

NHS Digital and the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) have begun the testing phase of a programme that will see data on privately-funded care from independent hospitals collected by the NHS for the first time.

Celebrating Ada Lovelace Day at NHS Digital

Tuesday 13 October 2020

To celebrate Ada Lovelace day, NHS Digital is hosting several internal events to celebrate women in tech. Ada Lovelace Day (ALD) is an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

New electronic discharge summaries save the NHS time and admin costs

Wednesday 26 August 2020

Hospitals across England will soon be able to send secure and standardised clinical patient discharge summaries and outpatient attendance information electronically to GP systems following a successful first of type by NHS Digital, TPP and Dorset County Hospital working with Independent Systems Integrators.

Coronavirus test results now visible to GPs

Monday 20 July 2020

COVID-19 test results are now being automatically sent to GP systems as well as being communicated to the individual, giving GPs visibility of which of their patients have had COVID-19 tests and whether they have tested positive or negative.

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.