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Publication, Part of

Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatient and Accident and Emergency data April 2019 - October 2019

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01 Apr 2019 to 31 Oct 2019


Published: 13 December 2019 - Hospital Episodes Statistics (HES) is a data warehouse containing records of all patients admitted to NHS hospitals in England. It contains details of inpatient care, outpatient appointments and A&E attendance records.

Hospital episode statistics (HES) statistics are produced and published on a monthly basis. This data is provisional and should therefore be treated as an estimate until the final National Statistics annual publications.

Key Facts

Monthly HES data for Admitted Patient Care:

In the year from November 2018 to October 2019 there were:
• 21.1 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs) , 58.2% (12.3 million) of which included at least one procedure or intervention, and 7.5 million of which were day cases.
• 17.4 million finished admission episodes (FAEs) , of which 6.6 million were emergency admissions. 

Monthly HES data for Outpatients:

In the year from November 2018 to October 2019 there were:
• 123.8 million outpatient appointments made, with 96.6 million (78.0%) of these attended by the patient.  

• 7.7 million outpatient appointments not attended by the patient, representing 6.2% of all appointments.

Monthly HES data for Accident & Emergency:

In the year from November 2018 to October 2019 there were:
• 22.4 million A&E attendances recorded in A&E HES of which 3.5 million (15.8%) resulted in admission to hospital for admitted patient care.  2.9 million (12.8%) resulted in a GP follow up, and 10.1 million (45.0%) were discharged with no follow up.

The Provisional Data Quality Report for Emergency Care Data Set (ECDS) is no longer included within this release. It is now available by using the link in the Related Links Section below.

Also included within this release is supplementary analysis that has been produced in addition to the Retrospective Review of Surgery for Urogynaecological Prolapse and Stress Urinary Incontinence using Tape or Mesh: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Experimental Statistics, April 2008 - March 2017. It contains a count of Finished Consultant Episodes (FCEs) where a procedure for urogynaecological prolapse or stress urinary incontinence using tape or mesh has been recorded during the April 2019 to October 2019 period.


Last edited: 12 December 2019 5:14 pm