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New report shines a light on neurology data

March 20, 2014

A new report with a focus on neurology is published today by the Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC).1

It gathers together previously published data from a number of data sources. These include information about the number of neurologists working in the NHS, prescription items for treating neurological illnesses, neurology-related hospital admissions and outpatient appointments, information relating to Referral to Treatment and neurologically related hospital appointments.

The report commissioned by NHS England2 is intended to give a wider insight into neurology and the information currently available.

Today's report is at


Notes to editors

1. The Health and Social Care Information Centre (HSCIC) was established on April 1 2013 as an Executive Non Departmental Public Body (ENDPB). It is England's trusted data source, delivering high quality information and IT systems to drive better patient services, care and outcomes. Its work includes publishing more than 220 statistical publications annually; providing a range of specialist data services; managing informatics projects and programmes and developing and assuring national systems against appropriate contractual, clinical safety and information standards.

2. NHS England (formerly known as the NHS Commissioning Board) is the new body which leads the NHS in England. Its main aim is to improve the health outcomes for people in England, and it will set the overall direction and priorities for the NHS as a whole.

3. For media enquiries about HSCIC please contact the press office on 0300 303 3888 or

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