Press release

Statistical Press notice: NHS inpatient and outpatient events

Data on NHS inpatient and outpatient waiting: elective admission events occurring during the quarter ending September 2011 were released today

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

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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 September 2011** **

The key points from the latest release are:

Inpatient Events

The number of decisions to admit has increased by 3,456 (0.2%) remaining at 1.4 million and the number of elective admissions from the list has increased by 21,858 (1.8%) to 1.3 million compared to Q2 2010/11.

Outpatient Referrals and attendances

In Quarter 2 of 2011/12:

 

The number of GP referrals made has decreased by 120,293 (-4.0%) to 2.9 million and the number of other referrals made has increased by 47,759 (2.8%) to 1.8 million compared to Q2 2010/11.

First attendances at consultant outpatient clinics have decreased by 95,994 (-2.2%) to 4.3 million and total attendances decreased by 75,382 (-0.6%) to 13.2 million compared to Q2 2010/11.

Did not attend (DNA) rates for first outpatients appointment was 8.6% compared to 8.7% for Q2 2010/11.

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_Full tables are available on the Department of Health website
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Published 25 November 2011