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:
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.