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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The data, for dentists in 2007/08, was released by the NHS Information Centre.
The latest figures were published by the NHS Information Centre and show a 13 per cent increase on 2006/7.
The shocking figure was revealed in an NHS Information Centre report that shows alcohol-related admissions have more than doubled in England since 1995.
The report, from the NHS Information Centre, found the number having the MMR jab in England is lower than in Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
New NHS Information Centre data shows a 45.5% decrease in treatments where a bridge was fitted - from 146,000 to 80,000.
The data, for dentists in 2007/08, from the NHS Information Centre showed there are more than 19,000, of which 382 earned more than pounds 300,000 before tax, including expenses.
The figures came from an NHS Information Centre for Health and Social Care report.
A breakdown of the data, from the NHS information centre, showed that prescribing of antihistamines, hyposensitisation and allergic emergency drugs has increased by 5.1%.
That's why we are taking tough action against those who carry knives, working with police, local authorities, schools and parents, as well as educating young people." She added the figures, released by the independent NHS Information Centre, gave "a full picture of what is happening on the streets".
The report, from the NHS Information Centre, said self-poisoning is the most likely reason for people to be admitted to hospital, frequently due to painkillers or prescription drugs.
The shocking figures have been calculated from new data in the NHS Information Centre's National Diabetes Audit for 2007 to 2008.
The data, from the NHS Information Centre was based on a survey of 7,461 people aged over 16 in England.