NHS inpatient elective admission events and outpatient referrals and attendances, quarter ending 30 September 2016

NHS inpatient and outpatient waiting events figures for the quarter ending 30 September 2016 include data for England, Regions and NHS Trusts and Clinical Commissioning Groups (CCGs).

The figures for a quarter can be affected by the number of working days. Data are adjusted for this where appropriate, to allow comparison on a like-for-like basis.

The key points from the latest release are:

Inpatient Events

From Q2 2015/16 to Q2 2016/17 the number of decisions to admit increased by 38,588 (2.5%) to 1.6 million. The number of elective admissions increased by 30,628 (2.1%) to 1.46 million.

Outpatient Referrals and attendances

From Q2 2015/16 to Q2 2016/17 the number of GP referrals made increased by 102,243 (3.0%) to 3.5 million and the number of other referrals made increased by 116,375 (5.9%) to 2.1 million.

From Q2 2015/16 to Q2 2016/17 first attendances at consultant outpatient clinics increased by 176,043 (3.7%) to 4.9 million and total attendances increased by 371,199 (2.5%) to 15.1 million.

Did not attend (DNA) rate for first outpatient appointments was 9.0% for Q2 2015/16 and 9.0% for Q2 2016/17.



These data are available using the link below.