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

The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health: NHS inpatient and outpatient waiting: elective admission events occurring…

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 March 2012

The key points from the latest release are:

Inpatient Events

The number of decisions to admit has increased by 80,000 (1.5%) to 5.6 million, similarly the number of elective admissions from the list has increased by 116,000 (2.3%) to 5.1 million from 2010/11 to 2011/12.

Outpatient Referrals and attendances

The number of GP referrals made has decreased by 165,000 (1.4%) to 11.5 million and the number of other referrals made has increased by 325,000 (4.8%)to 7.1 million compared to 2010/11.

First attendances at consultant outpatient clinics have increased by 63,000 (0.4%) to 16.9 million and total attendances increased by 842,000 (1.6%) to 52.8 million compared to 2010/11.

Did not attend (DNA) rates for first outpatients appointment was 8.4% compared to 8.6% for 2010/11.

Full tables are available on the DH website.