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:
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.