Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) is a data warehouse containing records of all patients admitted to NHS hospitals in England. It contains details of every hospital stay in English NHS Hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector.
The Kennedy report recommended that HES should be "supported as a major national resource for the monitoring of a range of healthcare outcomes".
Note: (17/11/2014) An update to the Hospital Episode Statistics: Admitted Patient Care 2010-11 provider level analysis has been published. Table G data for the Yorkshire and Humber SHA and the providers within it has been corrected.