Press release

Statistical Press notice: NHS Inpatient and outpatient events

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

Quarterly NHS inpatient and outpatient waiting statistics were released today by the Department of Health

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:

Inpatient Events

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.