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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.