This is the most recent publication of provisional monthly HES (Hospital Episode Statistics) data for NHS Hospitals in England and activity performed in the Independent sector in England commissioned by English NHS.
Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care and Outpatient Data - April 2008 to February 2009Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 9 Jun 2009
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2008 to 28 Feb 2009
In the year from March 2008 to February 2009 there were:
16.0 million Finished Consultant Episodes (FCEs) (56.6% of which included at least one procedure or intervention) and of these 5.1 million were day cases.
13.9 million Admission Episodes, of which 4.9 million were emergency admissions.
72 million outpatient appointments made with 58 million patients attending an appointment.
5.8 million patients did not attend appointments - this represents 8.0% of all appointments.
Topic of interest: Assaults:
In the year from March 2008 to February 2009 there were 4,847 Admission Episodes for assault by sharp object of which 2,772 were from Tackling Knives Action Programme (TKAP) local authorities and 2,075 from non-TKAP areas.
In the year from March 2007 to February 2008 there were 5,285 Admission Episodes for assault by sharp object of which 3,113 were from TKAP local authorities and 2,172 from non-TKAP areas.
Between these periods admission episodes for assault by sharp object fell by around 8.3% in England, around 11.0% in TKAP areas and around 4.5% in non-TKAP areas. Note that the Tackling Knives Action Programme was introduced in June 2008.
For teenagers (13-19 years old), who TKAP is aimed at, admission episodes for assault by sharp object fell by around 21.5% in England (from 1,181 to 927), around 26.5% in TKAP areas (from 791 to 581) and around 11.3% in non-TKAP areas (from 390 to 346) between the same periods.