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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.

Overview

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.

Read the Monthly Activity Return Data Provision Notice.  

Scope of the collection

NHS Providers (and Private providers who provide NHS services) who provide inpatient or outpatient services (funded by the NHS).

Legal basis for the process of data

Section 259 of the Health and Social Care Act.

Collection

Ongoing.

Last edited: 17 May 2018 4:49 pm