Statistical Press notice: NHS Inpatient and outpatient events
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 2012**
The key points from the latest release are:
The number of decisions to admit has increased by 42,000 (3.1%) remaining at 1.4 million, the number of elective admissions from the list has increased by 36,000 (3.0%) to 1.3 million compared to Q1 2011/12.
Outpatient referrals and attendances
In Quarter 1 of 2012/13:
The number of GP referrals made has increased by 63,000 (2.2%) remaining at 2.9 million and the number of other referrals made has increased by 112,000 (6.4%) to 1.9 million compared to Q1 2011/12.
First attendances at consultant outpatient clinics have increased by 68,000 (1.7%) to 4.2 million and total attendances increased by 330,000 (2.6%) to 13.2 million compared to Q1 2011/12.
Did not attend (DNA) rates for first outpatients appointment was 8.3% compared to 8.4% for Q1 2011/12.
Full tables are available on the Department of Health website**
Notes to Editors**
This dataset covers some key aspects of inpatient and outpatient activity in the NHS.
Provider and Commissioner based data
Commissioner based returns reflect data on a responsible population basis, which is defined as:
- All those patients resident within the PCT boundary; plus
- All patients registered with GPs who are members of the PCT but are resident in another PCT; minus
- All patients resident in the PCT but registered with a GP who is a member of another PCT
Commissioner based returns also include data for specialised commissioning. These are separate from the PCTs as there are different arrangements for commissioning specialised services.
Provider based returns cover patients who were treated in hospitals in England.
We welcome feedback on the content and presentation of these statistics within this Statistical Press Notice and those published on the DH website. If anyone has any comments on this, or any other issues regarding the data and statistics, then please email:
Full details of activity data for individual organisations is on the Department of Health website
The Government Statistical Service (GSS) statistician responsible for producing these data is:
Knowledge and Intelligence
Department of Health
Room 4E63, Quarry House, Quarry Hill, Leeds LS2 7UE