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Decrease in smoking and drug use among school children but increase in vaping, new report shows
New figures from NHS Digital show a decrease in numbers of school children taking drugs and smoking cigarettes but a rise in vaping, with 9% of 11 to 15 year olds currently using e-cigarettes.
Statistics on adult safeguarding published in new report
The latest information on safeguarding concerns reported to local authorities in England has been published today by NHS Digital.
9.5% decrease in adults seen by dentists in past two years
The number of adults seen by NHS dentists within recommended timeframes decreased by 9.5% in 2021-22 against the previous year, a report published by NHS Digital today shows.
Latest figures on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in England are published
New statistics show the number of applications to legally deprive a person of their liberty, where they lacked the mental capacity to consent to care or treatment, in 2021-22.
New NHS Digital report shows bariatric surgery figures for the past five years
New figures on the number of people undergoing weight management surgery in England have been published today.
Over 16 million repeat prescriptions ordered via NHS App in a year
More than 16 million repeat prescriptions were ordered via the NHS App in the last year.
Decrease in obesity among primary-aged children in 2021/22, latest statistics show
Obesity rates in primary school children dropped in 2021/22 after reaching highest recorded levels the previous academic year, new provisional figures from NHS Digital show.
525% increase in NHS website visits for heat exhaustion advice
There have been 86,914 visits in 48 hours after the Met Office issued its first ever Red warning for exceptional heat.
NHS Digital runs wireless tech trials to improve patient care
New NHS Digital trials explore how wireless technology can improve health and care services.
Strengthened controls to protect the public from medically unfit gun holders
New digital marker system for GPs rolled out to improve monitoring of the health of firearms holders in England.