More statistics added to NHS Digital’s new Data Hub
You can now access information such as the numbers of patients who have opted out of data sharing – via NHS Digital’s new GP Data Hub.
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Stats tool tracks quality improvement
A specialist cancer hospital has helped to develop a statistical tool for clinicians to track quality improvement.
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Keogh to lead work on new stats for NHS
The government has set up a working group to develop a single hospital standardised mortality ratio for the NHS in response to the latest report on the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust.
Mid Staffs report demands stats overhaul
An independent report into the scandal at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust has called for an “impeccably independent and transparent source” to be set up to produce comparative statistics for the NHS.
NHS Choices to publish Quality Accounts
The Department of Health has approved plans for healthcare providers to publish annual Quality Accounts on the NHS Choices website in an effort to increase accountability, drive quality and improve patient choice. The plans follow a three month public consultation, which finished in December, on the proposed framework for Quality Accounts, ahead of the legal […]
NHS Direct has busiest Xmas ever
More than 850,000 people accessed NHS Direct’s telephone and online services over the festive period, making it the helpline’s busiest ever Christmas and New Year. NHS Direct said performance statistics showed that it answered more than 330,000 telephone calls in the two week period between 19 December and 3 January and logged more than 520,000 […]
A year in the life of TPP
TPP’s co-founder Frank Hester talks to Fiona Barr about 2009 and beyond
Disease matching network spreads
Software tools that can search and compare patient data at hospitals across Europe are being developed and rolled-out to find children with closely matched conditions. The software aims to allow doctors to study how matched patients at other hospitals have been treated and whether their treatment was successful. The tools are being developed as part […]
N3 Voice Services reaches 100th site
N3 Voice Services is due to implement its 100th N3 VoIP site today. Len Chard, NHS Connecting for Health’s programme head of N3, said the milestone showed how the service had developed since the NHS’ broadband network was VoIP-enabled in July 2007. “N3 Voice has not been very high profile since then, but over the […]
Third of trusts miss wristband deadline
The National Patient Safety Agency has admitted that almost a third of NHS acute trusts in England and Wales have failed to meet the requirement to generate and print standardised patient wristbands. The NPSA has issued statistics to E-Health Insider that show that more than three months after the deadline passed in July, only 70% of NHS […]