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Monthly Activity Return (MAR)

Frequency: Monthly

Background to the collection

The monthly activity return collects data relating to elective and non-elective inpatient admissions (FFCEs) and outpatient referrals and attendances for first consultant outpatient appointments. This collection focuses on general and acute specialties. Data is available from April 2008 on both a provider and commissioner basis. Figures are submitted monthly on the Monthly Activity Return (MAR) by NHS trusts, CCGs and also independent sector providers treating NHS patients.

NHS England publishes the results each month. For further information 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 24 April 2020 14 May 2020
April 2020 1 May 2020  26 May 2020 11 June 2020
May 2020  1 June 2020 22 June 2020   9 July 2020
June 2020  1 July 2020  22 July 2020  13 August 2020 
July 2020  3 August 2020 24 August 2020 10 September 2020
August 2020  1 September 2020  22 September 2020  8 October 2020
September 2020  1 October 2020  22 October 2020  12 November 2020
October 2020  2 November 2020  23 November 2020  10 December 2020
November 2020  1 December 2020 22 December 2020  14 January 2021
December 2021  4  January 2021 25 January 2021 11 February 2021
January 2021 1 February 2021 22 February 2021    11 March 2021
February 2021 1 March 2021 22 March 2021 8 April 2021
March 2021 1 April 2021 26 April 2021 13 May 2021 

Guidance

Last edited: 4 May 2020 3:05 pm