MAR: Monthly Activity Return Data Provision Notice
The monthly activity collection is is used to monitor changes in activity levels and to inform NHS planning.
The monthly activity collection is the primary aggregate source of inpatient and outpatient (including referrals) activity data. It is used to monitor changes in activity levels and to inform NHS planning. Statistics are classed as official statistics and are published monthly with an accompanying statistical press notice. The data, statistical press notice and guidance are available at the NHS England website.
These statistics provide high level source of information on inpatient and outpatient (including referrals) activity. These statistics are used to provide information to the public and other stakeholders, and can be used to assess activity trends over time. They enable commissioners and NHS England to monitor activity levels and inform planning.