Urgent and Emergency Care Daily Situation Reports 2020-21

2020-21 reporting

Weekly updates will commence on Thursday 12 November 2020 and will continue every Thursday at 09:30 thereafter.

Daily returns are collected from acute trusts with a type 1 A&E department and this publication will contain data on bed availability and occupancy during November 2020.  From December 2020, this will be supplemented with data on A&E closures and diverts, long stay patients and ambulance handover delays.  Weekly NHS 111 indicators will also be published here from December 2020.

This page contains management data which has been collected on a rapid turn-round basis from the NHS. The speed of the collection only permits minimal validation to be undertaken but the data is considered ‘fit-for-purpose’.


Note on beds data

Please note that the beds figures included in this publication are collected on a different basis (both in terms of organisations covered and definitions) to those published in the COVID-19 data section, so are not comparable.

Hospital capacity has had to be organised in new ways as a result of the pandemic to treat COVID-19 and non-COVID-19 patients separately and safely in meeting the enhanced Infection Prevention Control measures. This results in beds and staff being deployed differently from in previous years in both emergency and elective settings within the hospital. As a result, caution should be exercised in comparing overall occupancy rates between this year and previous years. In general hospitals will experience capacity pressures at lower overall occupancy rates than would previously have been the case.



UEC definitions (PDF, 404KB)


Time Series

UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File Time Series 2 November – 22 November 2020 (XLS,126KB)


Weekly files

UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 16 November – 22 November 2020 (XLS,66KB)
UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 9 November – 15 November 2020 (XLS, 65KB)
UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 2 November – 8 November 2020 (XLS, 65KB)