NHS Digital has continued to work alongside stakeholders and data providers to improve data quality for the 2021/22 collection. This included an extensive data assurance exercise, and further data definition refinement. At national level, information is considered to be broadly comparable across the same type of data providers although statistics should still be treated with caution, especially where labelled as experimental.
Please ensure you use these statistics with reference to the Data Quality Statement. This will be updated should any errors be reported after publication. The current version is number 5, published on the 23rd November 2023.
Following expert scrutiny by NHS England regional leads into waste and energy costs and usage in late 2022, a number of trusts identified errors in previously reported figures for 2021/22. During further consultation in 2023, updated figures were supplied and we published revised figures on the 23rd November 2023.
Tables 2 (Cost of Occupancy of the NHS Estate), 12 (Energy) and 14 (Waste) have been revised, as well as the background data quality report and the site data (in the report tables and the .csv file). Associated key facts are also affected and have been revised below on this page. The updated documents are version 4 of the data report, version 3 of the site data, and version 5 of the data quality statement. We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and urge users to download and use the latest versions of our ERIC products. No other figures are affected.
Please also note that the total laundry and linen cost was corrected to £224.2 million from the originally published value of £164.5 million on 21st October 2022 - an increase of 8.9% since the previous reporting year.
For the period 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022, NHS organisations reported: