NHS Information Centre

NHS Information Centre

A special health authority (non-departmental government body, quango) created in 2005 by a merger of parts of the Department of Health, the NHS Information Authority and the Prescribing Support Unit.

NHS IC is touted as the NHS (England)’s central, authoritative source of health and social care information. It collects, analyses and presents national data and statistical information in health and social care, which is used to improve the quality and efficiency of patient care by all stakeholders (e.g., commissioners, public health analysts, clinicians and informatics professionals) and the public for population health analysis and surveys, health screening, and prescribing.
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Details of the surge in executive pay were disclosed by the NHS Information Centre.
NHS Information Centre statistics show that 700 nursing posts were lost in June of this year alone, and that 5 780 nurses have left the NHS since the coalition was formed in 2010.
According to the NHS Information Centre, a quarter of all people over the age of 16 are obese but more men are affected than women - 42% against 32% - and around two-thirds of men are classed as overweight or obese.
Figures from the NHS Information Centre show that between October and December there was a 17.
The NHS Information Centre added: "Our figures show diabetes is having a growing impact.
NHS Information Centre chief executive Tim Straughan said: "More than a million children in England are measured as part of the National Child Measurement Programme.
Death rates in the NHS are highest for patients admitted as an emergency for stroke, followed by hip fracture and heart attack, according to the NHS Information Centre data.
Data for England from the NHS Information Centre shows the percentage of people spending more than four hours in emergency departments rose from 4% of all attendances (600,000) in 2009/10 to 5.
pounds 11 billion, data from the NHS Information Centre shows.
This compares with 111 the year before, according to figures from the NHS Information Centre.
The proportion of 11 to 15-year-olds who have tried alcohol fell from 51% to 45% between 2009 and 2010, data from the NHS Information Centre shows.
The data, released by the NHS Information Centre, covers practising optometrists and ophthalmic medical practitioners in England and Wales.