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Diagnostics Waiting Times and Activity (DM01)

Frequency: Monthly

Background to the collection

The monthly diagnostics waiting times and activity return collects data on waiting times and activity for 15 key diagnostic tests and procedures.

It contains aggregate level data submitted by providers, broken down by commissioner. The data measures the current waiting times of patients still waiting for 15 key diagnostic tests or procedures at the month end. This data is split by number of weeks waiting, and by test. Diagnostics test activity across the month is also collected broken down by waiting list, planned and unscheduled.

Data for this collection is available back to January 2006. The monthly diagnostics collection is used to measure performance against the diagnostic operational standard (less than 1% of patients should wait 6 weeks or more for a diagnostic test).

NHS England publishes the results each month. For further information and FAQs relating to the collection, please visit the NHS England website.

Launch and submission dates:

Reporting period Submission start date Submission end date Publication date 
March 2020 1 April 2020 20 April 2020 14 May 2020
April 2020 1 May 2020 19 May 2020 11 June 2020
May 2020 1 June 2020 16 June 2020 9 July 2020
June 2020 1 July 2020 16 July 2020 13 August 2020
July 2020 1 August 2020 18 August 2020 10 September 2020
August 2020 1 September 2020 16 September 2020 8 October 2020
September 2020 1 October 2020 16 October 2020 12 November 2020
October 2020 2 November 2020 17 November 2020 10 December 2020
November 2020 1 December 2020 16 December 2020 14 January 2021
December 2020 4 January 2021 19 January 2021 11 February 2021
January 2021 1 February 2021 16 February 2021 11 March 2021
February 2021 1 March 2021 16 March 2021  

 

Guidance

Last edited: 4 May 2020 3:30 pm