Background to the collection
The Discharge Patient Tracking List (DPTL) will give boards and systems visibility of the constraints that may be producing discharge delays and to support escalation. It is an essential building block to support delivery of the ambition of the Long-Term Plan of a 40 per cent reduction in the number of patients in hospital for 21 days and over length of stay.
The weekly Long Length of Stay Discharge Patient Tracking List ( LLOS DPTL) return collects weekly data from acute trusts. The collection is designed to improve information on 21 days and over length of stay patients to support performance improvement. The data should relate to the position as at midday on the Wednesday of each week.
The collection will open on Strategic Data Collection Service (SDCS) every Wednesday at midday and the submission deadline will be on Friday at 11am.