Delayed Transfers of Care Data 2019-20

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:

COVID-19 and the production of statistics notice 2020 03 29


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 are 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 these data was for delays occurring in January 2020 and was published on 12th March 2020. The date of the next publication will be 9th April 2020.

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


Time Series

Delayed Transfers of Care Time Series (XLS, 160KB)

Statistical Press Notice

Statistical Press Notice January 2020 (PDF, 165KB)


  • 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.

January 2020

Total Delayed Days Local Authority 2019-20 January (XLS, 137KB)
Total Delayed Days Trust 2019-20 January (XLS, 173KB)
CSV Format Monthly Delayed Transfers of Care 2019-20 January (CSV, 3.6MB)

December 2019

Total Delayed Days Local Authority 2019-20 December (XLS, 136KB)
Total Delayed Days Trust 2019-20 December (XLS, 173KB)
CSV Format Monthly Delayed Transfers of Care 2019-20 December (CSV, 3.4MB)

November 2019

Total Delayed Days Local Authority 2019-20 November (XLS, 135KB)
Total Delayed Days Trust 2019-20 November (XLS, 170KB)
CSV Format Monthly Delayed Transfers of Care 2019-20 November (CSV, 3.5MB)

October 2019

Total Delayed Days Local Authority 2019-20 October (XLS, 137KB)
Total Delayed Days Trust 2019-20 October (XLS, 173KB)
CSV Format Monthly Delayed Transfers of Care 2019-20 October (CSV, 3.6MB)

September 2019

Total Delayed Days Local Authority 2019-20 September (XLS, 135KB)
Total Delayed Days Trust 2019-20 September (XLS, 172KB)
CSV Format Monthly Delayed Transfers of Care 2019-20 September (CSV, 3.6MB)

August 2019

Total Delayed Days Local Authority 2019-20 August (XLS, 137KB)
Total Delayed Days Trust 2019-20 August (XLS, 175KB)
CSV Format Monthly Delayed Transfers of Care 2019-20 August (CSV, 3.5MB)

July 2019

Total Delayed Days Local Authority 2019-20 July (XLS, 136KB)
Total Delayed Days Trust 2019-20 July (XLS, 174KB)
CSV Format Monthly Delayed Transfers of Care 2019-20 July (CSV, 3.5MB)

June 2019

Total Delayed Days Local Authority 2019-20 June (revised 12.09.2019) (XLS, 134KB)
Total Delayed Days Trust 2019-20 June (revised 12.09.2019) (XLS, 172KB)
CSV Format Monthly Delayed Transfers of Care 2019-20 June (revised 12.09.2019) (CSV, 3.4MB)

May 2019

Total Delayed Days Local Authority 2019-20 May (revised 12.09.2019) (XLS, 136KB)
Total Delayed Days Trust 2019-20 May (revised 12.09.2019) (XLS, 175KB)
CSV Format Monthly Delayed Transfers of Care 2019-20 May (revised 12.09.2019) (CSV, 3.4MB)

April 2019

Total Delayed Days Local Authority 2019-20 April (revised 12.09.2019) (XLS, 136KB)
Total Delayed Days Trust 2019-20 April (revised 12.09.2019) (XLS, 175KB)
CSV Format Monthly Delayed Transfers of Care 2019-20 April (revised 12.09.2019) (CSV, 3.3MB)