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  • 22 July 2014
    Annual NHS national sickness absence rate declines to lowest level in five years
    July 22, 2014: Annual NHS national sickness absence rates in England are at their lowest point since 2009-10, when they first started being recorded by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) (2). The latest figures show that NHS workers on average had one day off sick out of every 25 (14.82 days a year) in 2013-14 a 4.06 per cent absence rate. This is a decrease in the number of days off sick from 2012-13, when the sickness absence rate stood at 4.24 per cent, one day off out of every 24 (15.52 days a year).
  • 15 July 2014
    NHS Safety Thermometer records an increase in Harm Free Care
    July 15, 2014: There has been an increase in the percentage of patients receiving 'Harm Free Care'2 according to data released by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) today. In April 2012, when data was first recorded, 89.7 per cent of the patients surveyed received harm-free care. This figure has increased to 93.6 per cent in March 2014.
  • 11 July 2014
    Report shows how many head and neck cancer patients receive important elements of care
    July 11, 2014: Information is released today about the number of head and neck cancer patients receiving important elements of care.
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  • 16 July 2014
    Improving Quality and Outcomes in Mental Health
    This event is aimed at adult mental health service commissioners and introduces new monthly reports to support the currency and payment system.
  • 21 July 2014
    Driving positive change
    The HSCIC is holding a meeting with stakeholders on 21 July 2014 to discuss the work we are undertaking to ensure patient data and information is safe and used responsibly for the benefit of the health and social care system, patients and the public.
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