Statistical press notice: NHS diagnostics waiting times and activity data July 2012 and diagnostic census June 2012

Diagnostics waiting times and activity – July 2012 Data are published on waiting times and activity for 15 key diagnostic tests for the month of July 2012.  The key points are: At the end of July 2012, there were 660,000 … Read more → – Statistical press notice: NHS diagnostics waiting times and activity data July 2012 and diagnostic census June 2012

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IT agreement to save the taxpayer over £1 billion

Savings of over £1 billion will be reinvested into the NHS following the Department of Health’s legally binding agreement with CSC, suppliers of the Lorenzo healthcare IT system. This agreement will give local hospitals and NHS organisations the power to … Read more → – IT agreement to save the taxpayer over £1 billion

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Tips to tackle the back to school blues

  Text the school nurse for help and advice Children who are starting secondary school for the first time this September are being encouraged to get to know their school nurse so they know where to go for help and … Read more → – Tips to tackle the back to school blues

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New fund will boost digital innovation

Up to £99,000 will be available for NHS organisations that come up with new digital services that improve patient care and help share information more easily across the NHS, the Department of Health announced today. The Information Sharing Challenge Fund … Read more → – New fund will boost digital innovation

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Statistical press notice: NHS 111 Minimum Data Set – July Release

The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health: Call statistics to the NHS 111 service up to and including July 2012 from the ten sites providing this service and able to provide data at this time. The … Read more → – Statistical press notice: NHS 111 Minimum Data Set – July Release

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Indicators on breastfeeding

The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health: Quarter ending June 2012 The key points from the latest release are: The breastfeeding initiation rate was 74.0% in 2012/13 Quarter 1, which is the same as the annual … Read more → – Indicators on breastfeeding

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Statement on Cancer Drugs Fund usage

Extra funding this Government has provided for cancer drugs has helped almost 18,500 people since October 2010. Included below is information on the number of patients who have received cancer drugs and spend by strategic health authority (SHA) under the … Read more → – Statement on Cancer Drugs Fund usage

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Patients to get the latest drugs and treatments more quickly

The NHS will have to comply with NICE guidance on new drugs and treatments or explain to patients why there is a delay, under a new scheme announced today. This will help end the unfair practice where some parts of … Read more → – Patients to get the latest drugs and treatments more quickly

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Hospitals and patients urged to take action on missed appointments

NHS hospitals should make more use of innovative solutions to tackle the number of people who miss their appointments, Health Minister Simon Burns urged today. The NHS made good progress last year to reduce the number of missed outpatient appointments … Read more → – Hospitals and patients urged to take action on missed appointments

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Statistical press notice: Monthly critical care beds, cancelled urgent operations and delayed transfers of care data, England – July 2012

The main findings for July 2012 were: Critical Care Beds   There were 3,719 adult critical care beds available with 3,017 occupied, giving an occupancy rate of 81.1%. This is lower than the occupancy rates observed in the past six … Read more → – Statistical press notice: Monthly critical care beds, cancelled urgent operations and delayed transfers of care data, England – July 2012

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