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NHS Digital has published information relating to the costs of providing, maintaining and servicing the NHS estate.
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.
Jackie Shears, Programme Director at NHS Digital, has been awarded an OBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for services to patient care.
Digital services provided by the NHS have seen a huge increase in usage throughout 2020 as a result of social distancing and the need to access healthcare remotely.
The Health Survey for England found that 19% of women aged sixteen and over screened positive for a possible eating disorder when questioned on their relationship with food, in 2019.
NHS Digital’s Jackie Shears has re-penned a classic Police hit for the ICU Liberty Choir, who hope to become this year’s Christmas number one.
The latest statistics on adult social care — covering outcomes, activity, finance and the opinions of those receiving care — have been published by NHS Digital today.
NHS Digital has published new statistics on smoking in England.
An NHS Digital service which sends information about flu vaccinations electronically from pharmacies to GP practices has been expanded ahead of winter.
The latest annual report on cervical screening coverage in England has been published by NHS Digital today.
NHS Digital has published the latest figures on staff vacancies in the NHS, providing a range of data sources to help build a picture of staffing levels in England.
Researchers working on projects related to COVID-19 are benefitting from a new service for studying vital health data quickly and securely.
NHS Digital publishes information on ethnicity recording in the NHS to aid planning and research for COVID-19
The Ethnic Category Coverage Management Information, published today by NHS Digital, uses data from the GPES Data for Pandemic Planning and Research (GDPPR) and Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) data sets to show the recorded ethnicity of patients, broken down by Clinical Commissioning Group.
NHS Digital has published the Coronavirus Neighbourhood View dashboard which shows numbers and rates of coronavirus cases confirmed through testing across England and NHS Pathways 111 telephone assessments with potential coronavirus symptoms.
Tackling the ‘digital divide’ is crucial to reduce health inequalities, a three-year project trialling digital technology with disadvantaged communities has found.
NHS Digital has completed the largest known public sector data network transition programme, saving the NHS an estimated £75m a year and providing organisations with faster connectivity at reduced cost.
NHS Digital has released new figures on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards (DoLS) and Safeguarding Adults in two publications today.
New standards for integrating key health and social care information will ensure services can work together better to provide more personalised care.
NHS Digital has signed a deal with DXC Technology and CSIRO, Australia’s national science agency, that will make mapping clinical and administrative codes between different health and care organisations, and their contracted technology suppliers, faster and easier thanks to a new terminology server.
The latest annual report outlining maternity activity in English NHS hospitals during 2019-20 has been published by NHS Digital today.
The latest annual figures on childhood obesity in England have been released by NHS Digital.
NHS Digital has been hosting a variety of internal events throughout October to celebrate Black History Month.
The rate of detentions under the Mental Health Act in England for black or black British people was more than four times higher than for white people in 2019-20, a new report shows.
Keynote by NHS Digital's CEO Sarah Wilkinson (delivered for Public Policy Projects on Saturday 10 October)
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).
Over 65 million messages have been sent on the platform since the week it was rolled out across the NHS by NHS Digital.
10,000 UK volunteers are being invited to join a leading phase three COVID-19 vaccine trial - as the number of people signed up to a registry developed by NHS Digital passes 250,000.
Figures reported by NHS organisations on staff sickness absence linked to coronavirus (COVID-19) have been published for the first time today.
• Coverage increased in most routine vaccinations - with MMR coverage at 24 months up for the first time in six years.
Residents of a care home can now video call their families for the first time thanks to a new ultrafast broadband connection co-ordinated by NHS Digital.
Digital technology can bring huge benefits to the health and wellbeing of people with dementia and their carers, a pathfinder project has found.
Statistics on all NHS admissions into hospitals in England in 2019-20 have been published today by NHS Digital.
There were almost twice as many attendances to Accident and Emergency departments in England for the 10% of the population living in the most deprived areas (3.1 million), compared with the least deprived 10% (1.6 million) in 2019-20, according to official figures released today.
NHS Digital has today published the NHS Payments to General Practice in England annual report.
A report published by NHS Digital today shows the number of patients seen by NHS dentists within recommended timeframes, up to June 2020. This includes the period when dentists were closed for routine care due to coronavirus (COVID-19).
More GP practices and community pharmacies go live with electronic notifications for urgent supply of medicines
NHS Digital is rolling out electronic notifications which inform GPs when one of their patients receives an urgent supply of medicine from a community pharmacy.
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.
Figures showing the recorded prevalence of 21 conditions, including asthma, hypertension, dementia, diabetes, and depression are published today by NHS Digital.
A cyber security services framework has been launched for the NHS and public sector, which can be used to procure external support and services to help manage cyber security risks, increase resilience, and recover in the event of an incident.
Number of volunteers offering to participate in UK COVID-19 vaccine studies shown in new NHS Digital dashboard
The Coronavirus (COVID-19) Vaccine Studies Volunteers Dashboard shows the number of volunteers in the UK who are offering to be contacted for possible recruitment into approved trials to find an effective vaccine for the virus.
New annual figures have been released by NHS Digital on referrals to talking therapies in England during 2019-20.
A new aggregate data set that provides information on healthcare activity and outcomes of shielded patients has been published by NHS Digital today.
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.
A new NHS service has been launched today (20 July) to enable people across the UK to sign up for information on COVID-19 vaccine trials.
The Social Care Data Collection for Pandemic Planning and Research will collect existing, anonymised data on the COVID-19 status of care givers and care receivers directly from IT systems.
New data from NHS Digital has been used by the University of Oxford for a study looking at the weekly cardiac-related hospital admissions during the COVID-19 pandemic.
More than 85% of primary care prescriptions in England are now processed electronically, after a rise in use of the service during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
NHS Digital has published an interactive dashboard showing the number of coronavirus cases identified through Pillar 1 and 2 testing and the total number of NHS Pathways triages through 111 and 999, and online assessments in 111 Online which received a potential COVID-19 final disposition.
NHS Digital’s Chief Executive, Sarah Wilkinson, has been named as one of the Global Top 100 Data Visionaries by HotTopics.
NHS Digital supports development of risk prediction model for more tailored COVID-19 shielding advice
Clinicians and GPs will soon be able to better identify patients who are at a higher risk of serious illness from SARS-CoV-2 infection based on a new data-driven risk prediction model.
Data curated by NHS Digital, and serviced through NHS DigiTrials, has successfully enabled researchers find a major breakthrough in the fight against COVID-19.
Healthcare for people with a learning disability can be improved by a new flag on patient records, a pilot scheme has shown.
Landmark IT deal will provide access to digital tools and save hundreds of millions of pounds for the NHS
An agreement struck between NHSX, NHS Digital and Microsoft will save the NHS hundreds of millions of pounds and enable all eligible organisations in England to access Microsoft 365 digital tools.
Anonymous summary data on the number of hospital bookings using the NHS e-Referral Service (e-RS) has been published for the first time today as an open dataset.
NHS Digital has contributed to a study by academics at the University of California and Cambridge University1looking at the increased risk to people from ethnic minorities from COVID-19.
Up to date official health information on coronavirus (COVID-19) is now available for organisations and companies to add to their websites quickly and easily.
Anonymous summary data on patients who have been identified as being on the coronavirus (COVID-19) Shielded Patient List (SPL) has been published for the first time today.
The average number of weekday remote meetings carried out in the NHS using Microsoft Teams has reached 90,250: more than a six-fold increase since the week it was rolled out across the NHS by NHS Digital, following lockdown restrictions.
NHS Digital is supporting GPs by putting in place a central service to collect and disseminate data from General Practice to support vital planning and research, as part of the coronavirus response.
New figures on obesity-related hospital admissions have been published today by NHS Digital.
NHS Digital’s new Deputy Chief Executive, Pete Rose, has today joined the organisation. Pete will also take on the role of Chief Information Security Officer for the Health and Care System.
The number of care providers using NHSmail, the NHS’ centrally-funded email service, has more than doubled in the last six weeks from 4,141 providers to 10,186, to support staff during the COVID-19 pandemic.
GPs and authorised health and care professionals in the NHS will now be able to access primary care records for patients registered at other practices during the Coronavirus epidemic.
More than a million people have now registered with NHS login following an upsurge in demand for digital services during the coronavirus pandemic.
Trials begin of machine learning system to help hospitals plan and manage COVID-19 treatment resources developed by NHS Digital and University of Cambridge
Trials have begun of a system that will use machine learning to help predict the upcoming demand for intensive care (ICU) beds and ventilators needed to treat patients with COVID-19 at individual hospitals and across regions in England.
New functionality has been added to the NHS App allowing patients across England to use it to choose a pharmacy to have their repeat prescriptions sent to directly.
Data from NHS Digital is being used by researchers in the fight to find treatment for patients diagnosed with coronavirus.
A tool that provides data on protected vulnerable children for the NHS and local authorities is being broadened to include school nurses and health visitors.
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.
Research this week shows 38% of people have increased their use of NHS technology since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak.
Dashboard shows the total number of NHS Pathways triages through 111 and 999, and online assessments in 111 online which have received a potential COVID-19 final disposition.
People staying at home suffering with suspected coronavirus symptoms will get regular check-ins from a new NHS messaging service launched today
Statement for people who think they have inaccurately been sent communication about being on the shielded list for Coronavirus
We have recently sent texts and letters to patients who are to be shielded from Coronavirus, to give them the information and advice they need.
We would like to apologise for an error that has led to a very small proportion of the letters intended to notify people most at risk of Coronavirus being sent to patients who have died.
Although we are unable to contact you personally, we would like to say how sorry we are for any distress that may have been caused by the letter you have received.
DHSC press release: Online isolation notes launched - providing proof of coronavirus absence from work
People unable to work for more than seven days because of coronavirus (COVID-19) can obtain an isolation note through a new online service.
A messaging and conferencing app will be available for free, for a limited time period across the NHS, to counter the increased risks associated with COVID-19.
NHS Digital has been asked by the Secretary of State for Health & Social Care and NHS England to collect and analyse data as part of measures to counter the spread of Coronavirus.
The NHS today unveiled new developments in its efforts to ensure people find trusted information online. It has worked with Google to ensure it provides the public in the UK with easy access to NHS information about more than 250 of the most searched for health conditions on the NHS website, through new Knowledge Panels.
The most popular 250 pages of clinically assured content on the NHS website can now be used more flexibly, thanks to the next stage of the existing syndication programme.
• Saves time, keeps GPs informed and improves accuracy of health data • Allows GPs to identify unvaccinated patients from at-risk groups
NHS Digital has today published its latest annual report on the local authority-employed adult social care workforce in England.
Information about employees of Independent Healthcare Providers (IHPs) in England has been published today by NHS Digital.
NHS Digital and the Private Healthcare Information Network (PHIN) have launched a consultation as part of the next phase of a programme to align private healthcare data with NHS recorded activity.
An NHS Digital-run group for digital midwives has won an award for 'Use of Technology in Midwifery' at the British Journal of Midwifery awards.
The results from questionnaires completed by patients who have undergone hip and knee replacements have been published by NHS Digital today.
Sixteen organisations that provide and commission adult social care services are to receive a share of £4.5m to enable them to roll out their local digital projects on a wider scale.
A lack of skills and a distrust of health information online are two of the biggest barriers for patients to use the internet, according to new research.
NHS Digital has today published for the first time experimental statistics analysing data from Pathways1 NHS111 calls linked to Hospital Episode Statistics.