Weekly updates will commence on Thursday 9 December 2021 and will continue every Thursday at 09:30 through the winter.
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’.
UEC daily sitrep data
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.
Comparing data to December 2020
Note that prior to week ending 20 December 2020 the data did not include 13 acute trusts (trusts without A&E departments). For ease of comparison to earlier 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.
UEC daily sitrep definitions
In the publication we have split general and acute open and occupied beds, as well as beds closed due to diarrhoea and vomiting (D&V)/norovirus-like symptoms (unoccupied) into adults and paediatrics. Therefore, if comparing to previous years users would need to compare the total (adult plus paediatrics). From November 2021 we have collected metrics relating to infection prevention including the number of beds occupied by patients with laboratory confirmed influenza in general and acute, as well as critical care. In addition we have collected the number of beds closed to respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) for paediatric patients, as well as those unoccupied.
A guidance document is available here.
UEC daily sitrep time series
Other time series files
COVID daily sitrep time series
Note: Not all trusts have submitted absence data for every day. This week Sheffield Teaching Hospitals and Gloucestershire Hospitals have not supplied data for the whole period. The impact of the missing data submissions should be borne in mind when interpreting both the level of national and regional figures and the recent trend.
Figures on total staff absences for 15 January are impacted by an erroneous figure submitted by Norfolk and Norwich University Hospitals.
Further information on the daily COVID sitrep collection can be found here.
NHS 111 IUC ADC time series
Further information on the 111 data collections can be found here.
Please note, that as explained on that page, changes to the way that the weekly 111 data are collected mean that a number of data items have amended definitions and hence cannot be compared to the data collected in previous years.
COVID daily discharge sitrep time series
The Covid-19 Daily Discharge Situation Report (SitRep) highlights daily discharge figures across England. This includes all inpatients 18 and over including critical care and COVID-19 positive patients but excluding paediatrics, maternity, and deceased patients.
This includes data for acute trusts with a type 1 A&E department. Mental Health Trusts, specialised Trusts (including Children’s and Women’s Trusts) are not in scope of this collection.
Data is collected on a daily basis ready for collation by 11:00 hours on the following day. Data is unvalidated management information.
Hospice discharges have been subtracted from trust-level discharge totals to mitigate disclosure risks.
Guidance on criteria to reside is available in Annex A of the Hospital Discharge and Community Support: Policy and Operating Model.