A key objective for 2023/24 is to recover elective activity levels to above those seen in the pre-COVID period, to address the growing elective care waiting list. The NHS England priorities and planning guidance sets out the requirement to recover elective services so that activity levels are at least 110% of baseline on a completed pathway basis over the course of 2023/24.
This section contains key management information related to the recovery of elective activity, including the effect of activity diverted from secondary care by specialist advice.
Completed pathways are the total elective care pathways which are marked as completed in each month. Recovery percentages are adjusted to account for differences in working days
Value weighted activity is the combined value of all applicable elective activity completed in each month. Recovery percentages are adjusted to account for differences in working days. Further information about the types of activity included in the calculation is provided in the publication.
Referrals for specialist advice and guidance which result in a patient being diverted away from a referral to secondary care are included in the measurement of recovery. Data presented here are shown with and without the effect of the specialist advice and guidance diversions. Further details on the specialist advice metrics can be found here.
Elective Recovery MI Data
Independent Sector Activity MI Data
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