NHS inpatient elective admission events and outpatient referrals and attendances, quarter ending September 2012

 

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NHS inpatient and outpatient waiting events figures for the quarter ending 30th September 2012 include data for England, Strategic Health Authorities, and NHS Trusts and PCTs.

The latest quarterly statistics on NHS inpatient and outpatient waiting events produced by the Department of Health were released on 30th November 2012 according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.  In line with our revisions policy, we have published revisions covering the periods Q1 2011/12 to Q1 2012/13.

The figures for a quarter can be affected by the number of working days in that quarter so figures below have been adjusted for this where appropriate.  July to September 2011 had 65 working days and July to September 2012 had 64 working days.

The key points from the latest release are:

Inpatient Events

The number of decisions to admit has increased by 31,000 (3.8%) to 1.42 million and the number of elective admissions from the list has increased by 25,000 (3.6%) to 1.29 million compared to Q2 2011/12.

Outpatient Referrals and attendances

The number of GP referrals made has increased by 49,000 (3.3%) to 2.94 million and the number of other referrals made has increased by 87,000 (6.5%) to 1.87 million compared to Q2 2011/12.

First attendances at consultant outpatient clinics have increased by 37,000 (2.4%) to 4.29 million and total attendances increased by 177,000 (2.9%) to 13.37 million compared to Q2 2011/12.

Did not attend (DNA) rates for first outpatients appointment was 8.6% which was the same as for Q2 2011/12.

Note

These data are available using the link below.

http://transparency.dh.gov.uk/?p=19701

 

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