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 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.

 

Addition of other acute trusts

Note that from the week ending 20 December the data now includes a further 13 acute trusts who are now submitting daily data.  These are acute trusts without A&E departments and therefore will only have data for some of the measures, for example bed numbers.  For ease of comparison to previous periods, we have included two totals on the files, both with and without these 13 trusts.  These trusts can be found listed at the bottom of each spreadsheet table.

 

Definitions

UEC definitions (PDF, 404KB)

 

Time Series

UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Time Series 30 November – 28 February 2021 (XLS, 1.17MB)
UEC Daily Sitrep – NHS111 Time Series 30 November – 28 February 2021 (XLS 656KB)

 

Weekly files

UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 22 February – 28 February 2021 (XLS, 147KB)
UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 15 February – 21 February 2021 (XLS, 147KB)
UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 8 February – 14 February 2021 (XLS, 147KB)
UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 1 February – 7 February 2021 (XLS, 147KB)
UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 25 January – 31 January 2021 (XLS, 147KB)
UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 18 January – 24 January 2021 (XLS, 147KB)
UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 11 January – 17 January 2021 (XLS, 147KB)
UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 04 January – 10 January 2021 (XLS, 147KB)
UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 28 December – 03 January 2021 (XLS, 147KB)
UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 21 December – 27 December 2020 (XLS, 147KB)
UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 14 December – 20 December 2020 (XLS, 147KB)
UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 07 December – 13 December 2020 (XLS, 137KB)
UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 30 November – 06 December 2020 (XLS, 136KB)
UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 23 November – 29 November 2020 (XLS, 65KB)
UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 16 November – 22 November 2020 (XLS, 66KB)
UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 09 November – 15 November 2020 (XLS, 65KB)
UEC Daily SitRep – Acute Web File 02 November – 08 November 2020 (XLS, 65KB)

 

Historical Monthly data

Official monthly publications on critical care bed occupancy were suspended in March 2020 due to COVID-19 and the need to release capacity across the NHS to support the response.  Equivalent figures were collected in Urgent and Emergency Care Daily Situation Reports (UEC Sitrep) during this period, and the files below give the average number of critical care beds open and occupied each day in the relevant month.

Note that the UEC Sitrep prior to December 2020 did not include data for specialist trusts without A&E departments and therefore national and regional figures are not directly comparable with the previous monthly data.

UEC SitRep data March 2020 (XLSX, 29KB)
UEC SitRep data April 2020 (XLSX, 29KB)
UEC SitRep data May 2020 (XLSX, 26KB)
UEC SitRep data June 2020 (XLSX, 24KB)
UEC SitRep data July 2020 (XLSX, 24KB)
UEC SitRep data August 2020 (XLSX, 24KB)
UEC SitRep data September 2020 (XLSX, 24KB)
UEC SitRep data October 2020 (XLSX, 24KB)
UEC SitRep data November 2020 (XLSX, 24KB)