Referral for Outpatient

The Monthly Referral Return (MRR) contains data relating to GP and other referrals for first consultant-led outpatient appointments focusing on all treatment functions and specific acute treatment functions. MRR figures are submitted monthly from June 2020 by NHS trusts and independent sector providers treating NHS patients. Referrals information prior to June 2020 has been taken from the Monthly Hospital Activity page here with the exception of other referrals (all specialties) which can be found on the Quarterly Hospital Activity page here.

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Statistical Press Notice

Statistical Press Notice, December 2023 (PDF, 138KB)

Pre-Release Access List

Download Monthly Outpatient Referrals Pre-Release Access List (PDF, 60KB)

Monthly Outpatient Referrals Guidance (PDF, 242KB)

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