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.
Last edited: 16 December 2020 12:55 pm