Diagnostics Waiting Times and Activity Information

The responsibility for publishing these statistics has transferred to the NHS Commissioning Board. From the 1st April 2013 these statistics will be found here: http://www.commissioningboard.nhs.uk/statistics

Background

Diagnostics waiting times and activity data is collected through 3 collections:

  • The monthly diagnostics collection collects data on waiting times and activity for 15 key diagnostic tests and procedures. Data for this collection is available back to Jan-06.
  • The quarterly diagnostics census collects data on patients waiting over 6 weeks for a diagnostic test. Data for this collection is available back to Feb-06.
  • The annual diagnostics collection collects data on the number of imaging and radiological examinations or tests carried out during the year. Data for this collection is available back to 1995-96.
  • The Diagnostic Imaging Dataset (DID) is a new central collection of detailed information about diagnostic imaging tests carried out on NHS patients, extracted from local Radiology Information Systems (RISs) and submitted monthly.

Latest Data

Monthly Diagnostics 2012-13
Monthly Diagnostics 2011-12
Monthly Diagnostics 2010-11
Monthly Diagnostics 2009-10
Monthly Diagnostics 2008-09
Previous Monthly Diagnostics Data
Diagnostics Census Data
Annual Diagnostics Data
More information on the Diagnostic Imaging Dataset can be found here.

Monthly Diagnostics Guidance

Diagnostics Definitions (DOC, 515K)
Diagnostics FAQ (DOC, 127K)
Developing a diagnostics data collection (DOC, 76K)

Diagnostics Census Guidance

Diagnostics Census Definitions (DOC, 958K)

Pre-Release Access List

Pre-release access list (PDF, 13K)

Contact Us

You can obtain further details by contacting the Knowledge & Intelligence team at the following address:

Knowledge & Intelligence
NHS Finance,Performance & Operations
Department of Health
Room 4E40
Quarry House
Leeds LS2 7UE
Great Britain
Email: unify2@dh.gsi.gov.uk

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