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Quarterly Monitoring of Cancelled Operations Return (QMCO)

Background to the collection

The 'Quarterly Monitoring of Cancelled Operations'(QMCO) return provides essential information for monitoring key targets and standards in the 'Cancelled Operations Guarantee'.

The Department of Health requires information on services provided by health care providers of theatre services and this information is collected by the Department of Health through the QMCO return.

The QMCO data is published to give patients an insight into the performance of their local trust and allows them to compare against all other trusts in England.

Frequency: Quarterly

Launch and submission dates

Period Launch date Deadline date

Q4 - 1 January 2019 to 31 March 2019

1 April 2019

26 April 2019

Q1 - 1 April 2019 to 30 June 2019

1 July 2019

24 July 2019

Q2 - 1 July 2019 to 30 September 2019

1 October 2019

23 October 2019

Q3 - 1 October 2019 to 31 December 2019

2 January 2020

27 January 2020

Guidance

Last edited: 28 September 2019 1:41 pm