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The prevalence of obesity has increased in Year 6 schoolchildren from 20.0 per cent in 2016/17 to 20.1 per cent in 2017/18, according to official statistics published by NHS Digital today. This equates to 116,000 children being obese in 2017/182.
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 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.
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.