NHS cancelled elective operations, quarter ending **30 September 2012**
The key points from the latest release are:
- During the quarter ending30 September 2012, 13,122 operations were cancelled at the last minute for non-clinical reasons. In the same period in 2011, there were 12,892 cancelled operations.
- Cancelled operations during the quarter represented 0.7% of all elective activity compared to 0.7% in the corresponding period in 2011.
- Of these cancellations 577 (4.4%) of patients were not treated within 28 days of a cancellation. In the same period in 2011, 415 (3.2%) of patients were not treated within 28 days.
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Published 9 November 2012