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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 
February 2021 1 March 2021 16 March 2021 15 April 2021
March 2021 1 April 2021 20 April 2021 13 May 2021
April 2021 1 May 2021 19 May 2021 10 June 2021
May 2021 1 June 2021 16 June 2021 8 July 2021
June 2021 1 July 2021 16 July 2021 12 August 2021
July 2021 1 August 2021 17 August 2021 9 September 2021
August 2021 1 September 2021 16 September 2021 14 October 2021
September 2021 1 October 2021 18 October 2021 11 November 2021
October 2021 1 November 2021 16 November 2021 9 December 2021
November 2021 1 December 2021 16 December 2021 13 January 2022
December 2021 1 January 2022 19 January 2022 10 February 2022
January 2022 1 February 2022 16 February 2022 10 March 2022
February 2022 1 March 2022 16 March 2022 14 April 2022

Guidance

Last edited: 14 July 2021 9:50 am