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Decrease in smoking and drug use among school children but increase in vaping, new report shows

Posted On: 06/09/2022

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.  The number of young people vaping has increased, with 9% of secondary scho... read the rest »

Deprecation note: older version smartcards

Posted On: 06/09/2022

This news release outlines the plans to deprecate support for Identity and Access Management (IAM) Platform technology areas and ultimately the dates by which we will no longer allow those technology areas to access the national infrastructure. Product/service... read the rest »

Decrease in obesity among primary-aged children in 2021/22, latest statistics show

Posted On: 25/08/2022

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. Statistics published today show obesity1 prevalence among four and five-year-olds in reception... read the rest »

9.5% decrease in adults seen by dentists in past two years

Posted On: 25/08/2022

16.4m adults in England were seen for NHS dental treatment in the 24 months up to June 2022, according to NHS Dental Statistics, England 2021-221.  This is a reduction of 9.5% compared to the 24 months up to June 2021, when 18.1m adults were seen2. It is a reduction o... read the rest »

Statistics on adult safeguarding published in new report

Posted On: 24/08/2022

The latest information on safeguarding concerns reported to local authorities in England has been published today by NHS Digital. Safeguarding Adults, England, 2021-221 provides details of safeguarding activity carried out by local authorities2 and relating to vulne... read the rest »

New NHS Digital report shows bariatric surgery figures for the past five years

Posted On: 10/08/2022

New figures on the number of people undergoing weight management surgery in England have been published today. Bariatric surgical procedures, 2021/22 (provisional) – National Obesity Audit [Management Information]1 is a new quarterly publication covering data for the... read the rest »

Latest figures on Deprivation of Liberty Safeguards in England are published

Posted On: 10/08/2022

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. NHS Digital has published the latest information on the use of Deprivation of Liberty Safegua... read the rest »

Over 16 million repeat prescriptions ordered via NHS App in a year

Posted On: 25/07/2022

The NHS App has now recorded more than 28 million sign-ups, with over 22 million new registrations in the last year. More than 16 million repeat prescriptions were ordered via the NHS App in the last year, with millions of patients benefitting from health services avai... read the rest »

525% increase in NHS website visits for heat exhaustion advice

Posted On: 18/07/2022

Visits to the heat exhaustion section of the NHS website have increased by 525% in the past week. Figures released by NHS Digital show that there were 185,184 visits to the health advice page on heat exhaustion and heatstroke last week (9 – 15 July), compared to 29,6... read the rest »

NHS Digital runs wireless tech trials to improve patient care

Posted On: 14/07/2022

NHS Digital is running a series of trials to explore how cutting-edge wireless technologies can support the delivery of better health and care.   The Wireless Centre of Excellence trials are open for applications and allow NHS organisations to apply for funding for wi... read the rest »