Press release

Statistical press notice: NHS Inpatient and outpatient events

Statistics were released today by the Department of Health for NHS inpatient and outpatient waiting for the quarter ending 30 June 2011.

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


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

NHS inpatient and outpatient waiting: elective admission events occurring during the quarter ending 30 June 2011

The key points from the latest release are:

Inpatient Events

The number of decisions to admit has decreased by 8,000 (-0.6%) to 1.4 million, the number of elective admissions from the list has increased by 11,000 (0.9%) to 1.2 million compared to Q1 2010/11.

Outpatient Referrals and attendances
In Quarter 1 of 2011/12:

The number of GP referrals made has decreased by 122,000 (-4.1%) to 2.9 million and the number of other referrals made has increased by 35,000 (2.0%) to 1.7 million compared to Q1 2010/11.

First attendances at consultant outpatient clinics have decreased by 40,000 (-1.0%) to 4.1 million and total attendances increased by 31,000 (0.2%) to 12.9 million compared to Q1 2010/11.

Did not attend (DNA) rates for first outpatients appointment was 8.4% compared to 8.5% for Q1 2010/11.

Full tables on hospital activity are available on the Department for Health website.

Published 26 August 2011