NHS inpatient and outpatient referrals and attendances

The latest national statistics on NHS inpatient elective admission events and outpatient referrals and attendances – quarter ending 30 September 2011 are published today.

These figures include data for England, strategic health authorities, and NHS trusts and primary care trusts.

Key points from the release were:

  • decisions to admit increased by 3,456 (0.2%) remaining at 1.4 million
  • number of elective admissions increased by 21,858 (1.8%) to 1.3 million
  • GP referrals decreased by 120,293 (-4.0%) to 2.9 million
  • other referrals increased by 47,759 (2.8%) to 1.8 million
  • attendances at consultant outpatient clinics decreased by 95,994 (-2.2%) to 4.3 million
  • total attendancesdecreased by 75,382 (-0.6%) to 13.2 million compared to quarter two 2010/11.
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