Monthly Hospital Activity

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.

The future of the Monthly and Quarterly Activity returns are under consultation. The consultation closed on 5th April 2018. A response will be published once results have been analysed and next steps identified. Collections are continuing as normal. Find out more at:

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View the latest data

Statistical Press Notice
Statistical Press Notice, April 2019 (71KB)

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

Please note the format of the CSV has changed from April 2018 onwards as outlined here

Monthly Activity Return Guidance (DOC, 57K)

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

Performance Analysis Team (Central)
NHS England and NHS Improvement
Room 5E15
Quarry House
Leeds LS2 7UE
Great Britain