A&E Attendances and Emergency Admissions 2020-21


The Monthly A&E Attendances and Emergency Admissions collection collects the total number of attendances in the calendar month for all A&E types, including Minor Injury Units and Walk-in Centres, and of these, the number discharged, admitted or transferred within four hours of arrival.

Also included are the number of Emergency Admissions, and any waits of over four hours for admission following decision to admit.

Data are shown broken down by Sustainability and Transformation Partnerships and well as at provider organisation level, from NHS Trusts, NHS Foundation Trusts and Independent Sector Organisations.

The future publication dates for the monthly statistics can be found on our 12 month calendar here.

A fuller analysis of the A&E data across NHS England and NHS Digital is available in the form of an annual report. This report draws on A&E data from both the Monthly A&E Attendances and Emergency Admissions Sitrep published by NHS England and the annual Hospital Episode Statistics dataset published by NHS Digital. The Hospital Episode Statistics dataset is based on patient level data and so can be broken down in numerous ways that the Monthly Sitreps data cannot. This includes breakdowns of attendances and admissions by age and by diagnosis. The 2019-20 annual report can be found here. In addition, NHS Digital publishes monthly quality indicators which can be found here.

Further information for this collection, including the guidance document, can be found here

England Time Series

In addition to the monthly data we have provided quarterly and monthly time series for users that require data over longer periods. It should be noted however that for periods prior to June 2015 both data sets are derived from a previous weekly collection.

The quarterly time series consists of 13 week aggregates for the periods from 2011-12 to Quarter 1 of 2015-16. Quarters after Quarter 1 of 2015-16 are based on aggregates of three calendar months. The Monthly time series prior to June 2015 is an estimate generated by apportioning the weekly totals based on how many days of the week fell into a particular month. This was produced in order to provide comparisons to months in previous years and should only be considered as an estimate.

Actual data for the A&E activity prior to June 2015 can be found in the weekly time series here.

As a result of the NHS England and NHS Improvement organisational restructure, the mapping of Provider to STP and region have changed for 2020-21.

Type 3 Attribution

Acute Trust Attribution File (XLS,124K)

Time series

Following user feedback, we have made some changes to the time series files. There are now two  monthly time series files: one unadjusted data until April 2019, another adjusted for CRS pilot sites which will continue to be updated on a monthly basis.

Unadjusted: Monthly A&E Time series April 2019 (XLS, 364K)
Adjusted Monthly A&E Time Series March 2021 (XLS, 374K)
Unadjusted: Quarterly & Annual Time series (XLS, 100K)
Adjusted Quarterly & Annual Time Series (XLS,147K)



Statistical commentary A&E March 2021 (PDF, 131K)


Clinical Review of Standards Field Test

Please see note below on the publication of May 2019 data.

Publication of May A&E data (PDF, 440K)


March 2021

Monthly A&E March 2021 (XLS, 442K)
Monthly A&E March 2021 (CSV, 30K)
Non-elective admission growth (XLS, 161K)
2020-21 Quarter 4: -3 Months to March (XLS, 445K)

February 2021

Monthly A&E February 2021 (XLS, 443K)
Monthly A&E February 2021 (CSV, 31K)
Non-elective admission growth (XLS, 162K)

January 2021

Monthly A&E January 2021 (XLS, 452K)
Monthly A&E January 2021 (CSV, 31K)
Non-elective admission growth (XLS, 158K)

December 2020

Monthly A&E December 2020 (XLS, 483K)
Monthly A&E December 2020 (CSV, 31K)
Non-elective admission growth (XLS, 162K)
2020-21 Quarter 3: -3 Months to December (XLS, 497K)

November 2020

Monthly A&E November 2020 (XLS, 491K)
Monthly A&E November 2020 (CSV, 31K)
Non-elective admission growth (XLS, 151K)

October 2020

Monthly A&E October 2020 (XLS, 454K)
Monthly A&E October 2020 (CSV, 31K)
Non-elective admission growth (XLS, 162K)

September 2020

Monthly A&E September 2020 (XLS, 498K)
Monthly A&E September 2020 (CSV, 31K)
Non-elective admission growth (XLS, 162K)
2020-21 Quarter 2: -3 Months to September (XLS, 499K)

August 2020

Monthly A&E August 2020 (XLS, 404K)
Monthly A&E August 2020 (CSV, 30K)
Non-elective admission growth (XLS, 162K)

Note – Format of the A&E Attendances and Emergency Admission Files (XLS and CSV) have changed due to the inclusion of booked attendances.

July 2020

Monthly A&E July 2020 (XLS, 293K)
Monthly A&E July 2020 (CSV, 27K)
Non-elective admission growth (XLS, 162K)

June 2020

Monthly A&E June 2020 (XLS, 311K)
Monthly A&E June 2020 (CSV, 27K)
Non-elective admission growth (XLS, 164K)
2020-21 Quarter 1: -3 Months to June (XLS, 313K)

May 2020

Monthly A&E May 2020 (XLS, 294K)
Monthly A&E May 2020 (CSV 30K)
Non-elective admission growth (XLS 164K)

April 2020

Monthly A&E April 2020 (XLS, 307K)
Monthly A&E April 2020 (CSV, 27K)
Non-elective admission growth (XLS, 166K)

Updated 18/05/2020 – A provider had an incorrect name on the original file and this has been corrected. No data has changed.