Please note: There are proposed changes to the data tables contained within the Diagnosis.xls spreadsheet, available as part of the Admitted Patient Care Publication. For details of these changes and information on how to provide feedback please refer to the document titled "HES Annual Publication Review - APC Amendment to Diagnosis Tables" in the resources section of this page. Please provide responses by 31 July 2014.
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: The following correction was made to the 'Hospital Episode Statistics, Admitted Patient Care, England - 2012-13: Hospital providers.xls' file on 30/05/14. An error in suppressing small numbers was found in column AO, Day Cases - this has been corrected.