The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health:
NHS inpatient and outpatient waiting: elective admission events occurring during the quarter ending 31 December 2011
The key points from the latest release are:
The number of decisions to admit has increased by 60,391 (4.5%) to 1.4 million and the number of elective admissions from the list has increased by 45,798 (3.8%) to 1.3 million compared to Q3 2010/11.
Outpatient Referrals and attendances
The number of GP referrals made has increased by 26,074 (1.0%) to 2.8 million and the number of other referrals made has increased by 87,544 (5.3%) remaining at 1.7 million compared to Q3 2010/11.
First attendances at consultant outpatient clinics have increased by 80,608 (2.0%) to 4.2 million and total attendances increased by 460,134 (3.6%) to 13.1 million compared to Q3 2010/11.
Did not attend (DNA) rates for first outpatients appointment was 8.4% compared to 9.0% for Q3 2010/11.
Full tables are available on the Department of Health website.