Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) is a data warehouse containing records of all patients admitted to NHS hospitals in England. It contains details of every hopital 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: (04/02/13) An update to the Hospital Episode Statistics: Admitted Patient Care 2011-12 Summary Report has been published. Chart 3 has been updated to include 2011-12 data.
Note: (28/01/13) An update to the Hospital Episode Statistics: Admitted Patient Care 2011-12 Summary Report has been published. This updates and corrects the 2011-12 figure for bariatric surgery for obesity to include new OPCS 4.6 procedure codes that were introduced in April 2011