Delayed Transfers of Care Data 2017-18

The Monthly Situation Report collects data on the total delayed days during the month for all patients delayed throughout the month.  Prior to April 2017, it also collected data on the number of patients delayed on the last Thursday of the month.

Data are shown at provider organisation level, from NHS Trusts, NHS Foundation Trusts and Primary Care Trusts.

Data are also shown by Local Authority that is responsible for each patient delayed.

Data is split by the agency responsible for delay (NHS, Social Services or both), type of care that the patient receives (acute or non-acute) and reason for delay.

The latest publication of this data was for delays occurring in May 2017 and was published on 13th July, 2017. The date of the next publication will be 10th August, 2017.

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


Time Series

Delayed Transfers of Care Time Series (XLS, 107KB)

Statistical Press Notice

Statistical Press Notice May 2017 (PDF, 45KB)


  • For delayed transfers of care by region please see the Local Authority reports.
  • For delayed transfers of care that occurred at specific provider organisations then please see the Trust reports.
  • Delayed transfers of care at England level is identical in both reports.

From 2017-18 onward, the Delayed Transfers of Care publication files contain a new DTOC Beds measure in place of the patient snapshot measure.  Please refer to the message on the main Delayed Transfers of Care page for further details.  April 2017’s CSV file has been updated to include this measure, which will be included as standard from May 2017’s publication onward.

May 2017

Total Delayed Days Local Authority 2017-18 May (XLS, 119KB)
Total Delayed Days Trust 2017-18 May (XLS, 201KB)
CSV Format Monthly Delayed Transfers of Care 2017-18 May (CSV, 3,651KB)

April 2017

Total Delayed Days Local Authority 2017-18 April (XLS, 119KB)
Total Delayed Days Trust 2017-18 April (XLS, 198KB)
CSV Format Monthly Delayed Transfers of Care 2017-18 April (Updated 13.07.2017) (CSV, 3,583KB)