Monthly Hospital Activity

Following a consultation with users of the Monthly Activity Return (MAR) a decision was made to retire the collection in its current format. The consultation and outcome document with further details can be found here. MAR data is available from this page (at the link under Data below) covering the period April 2008 to May 2020.

From June 2020 data, the Monthly Referrals Return (MRR) replaces MAR and the Quarterly Activity Return (QAR). Click the link here to visit the MRR web page. The MRR is a streamlined version of MAR and QAR focusing on referral elements only.

Replacement information covering the consultant-led outpatient and inpatient activity previously collected in MAR and QAR will be published as part of NHS Digital’s existing monthly official statistics publication series (Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatients and Accident and Emergency) released on the same day as the previous MAR data.

Monthly activity data relating to elective and non-elective inpatient admissions (FFCEs) and outpatient referrals and attendances for first consultant outpatient appointments. Data is available from April 2008 on both a provider and commissioner basis. Figures are submitted monthly on the Monthly Activity Return (MAR) by NHS Trusts, CCGs and also Independent sector providers treating NHS patients.

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Statistical Press Notice

Statistical Press Notice, May 2020 (PDF, 55KB)

Pre-Release Access List

Download Monthly Hospital Activity Pre-Release Access List (PDF, 54KB)

Monthly Activity Return Guidance (DOC, 57K)

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