Press release

NHS cancelled elective operations, quarter ending 30 June 2012

The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health:

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

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The key points from the latest release are:

  • During the quarter ending 30 June 2012, 14,184 operations were cancelled at the last minute for non-clinical reasons. In the same period in 2011, there were 12,780 cancelled operations.
  • Cancelled operations during the quarter represented 0.8% of all elective activity compared to 0.7% in the corresponding period in 2011.
  • Of these cancellations, 748 (5.3%) of patients were not treated within 28 days of a cancellation.  In the same period in 2011, 595 (4.6%) of patients were not treated within 28 days.

 __Full tables are available on the Department of Health website

 Additional Information

The Government Statistical Service (GSS) statistician responsible for producing these data is:

Mark Svenson

Knowledge and Intelligence

Department of Health

Room 4E63, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UE

Email: unify2@dh.gsi.gov.uk

To contact the Media Centre, please refer to the Department of Health’s website for the relevant contact details.

Published 10 August 2012