Cancelled Elective Operations

Due to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) and the need to release capacity across the NHS to support the response, we are pausing the collection and publication of these and some of our official statistics.  This will apply to the releases listed here 


Statistics and information on Cancelled Elective Operations. This section holds data on the number of cancelled elective operations and breaches of the standard. Data is also available on the total number of operating theatres and those which are dedicated day case theatres.

Cancelled Elective Operations
Supporting Facilities

Statistical Commentary
Statistical Commentary, Quarter 3, 2019-20 (PDF, 139KB)

Pre-release Access List
Cancelled Operations Pre-release Access List (PDF, 57KB)

Disclosure Review
Risk of Disclosure – Cancelled Elective Operations (DOC, 60KB)

Cancelled Operations Guidance (DOC, 27KB)
Cancelled Operations FAQ (DOC, 71KB)

Contact Us

For further information about the published statistics, please contact us at:

Operational Information for Commissioning (Central)
NHS England
Room 5E15
Quarry House
Leeds LS2 7UE
Great Britain