Health enters the 21st Cent Latest deployment statistics and information The facts and figures below are correct as at Friday 9 March 2007, unless stated otherwise. Choose and Book Over two and three quarter million (2,872,317) bookings have been made to date. Choose and Book is being used for over 36% of NHS referral activity from GP surgery to first outpatient appointment. Choose and Book has now achieved over 18,000 bookings (on 22 January 2007) in a single day. Over 85% of all GP practices have used Choose and Book to refer their patients to hospital. The number of bookings made last week was 83,696. Electronic Prescription Service (EPS) Over 14 and a half million (14,683,150) prescription messages have now been issued electronically. 607,805 prescription messages were issued electronically in the last week. Over 85% of community pharmacists have registered for the Smartcard required to access EPS. 2,280 GP practices have had technical upgrades to the new system. Over two thirds (1,67 of these practices are actively operating the Electronic Prescription Service (EPS). 3,857 pharmacy systems have had technical upgrades to the new system. EPS is being used for over 8% of daily prescription messages. National Network for the NHS (N3) Approximately 1.2 million NHS employees now have access to the new broadband network N3, about 86% of the total NHS workforce. N3 can save the NHS an estimated Â£900m over seven years, relative to previous and remaining NHSnet contracts. There have now been 18,664 connections to N3 and 98% of GP practices are connected to the network. When complete N3 will be one of the largest Virtual Private Networks (VPN) in the world. PACS There are 76 Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) from NHS Connecting for Health now live across all five clusters. 178,951,292 images have been stored using PACS from NHS CFH Over 50 per cent of trusts in the NHS in England are now using Picture Archiving and Communications System (PACS) technology. PACS has been used for 8,172,884 patient studies. We are currently deploying approximately four PACS a month. NHSmail NHS CFH staff have migrated to NHSmail. An average of 953,377 messages are sent/received across the NHSmail platform daily. When migration is complete NHSmail will have over one million users - the largest private, fully-featured, secure, single-domain e-mail service in the world. The number of users registered for NHSmail, the national NHS email and directory service is increasing every week. There are now 236,652 registered users. A hotline has been set up by NHS CFH to help nurses and midwives to register for their NHSmail email account. The hotline number is 0845 300 5845 and lines are open 8am-6pm Monday to Friday. Smartcard registration There are 333,029 Smartcard holders who are registered and approved for access to the Spine. Registered users will be able to access, subject to appropriate controls, a patient"s clinical and demographic information electronically. Quality Management and Analysis Service (QMAS) QMAS has 28,365 users across all 8,659 GP sites in England. GP2GP Transfer GP2GP has now been used for 4,294 medical record transfers. 544 GP practice systems now have access to GP2GP. nhs.uk There are 1.3 million visits every month to the nhs.uk website which is managed by NHS CFH. Overview 200 NHS sites have systems upgraded every month under the National Programme for IT. There are 1,700 visits to sites to plan deployments every month.