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 January 2009Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 15 May 2009
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2008 to 31 Jan 2009
In the year from February 2008 to January 2009 there were:
15.8 million Finished Consultant Episodes (FCEs) (56.8% of which included at least one procedure or intervention) and of these 5.1 million were day cases.
13.8 million Admission Episodes, of which 4.9 million were emergency admissions.
72 million outpatient appointments made with 59 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 February 2008 to January 2009 there were 4,822 Admission Episodes for assault by sharp object of which 2,751 were from Tackling Knives Action Programme (TKAP) local authorities and 2,071 from non-TKAP areas.
In the year from February 2007 to January 2008 there were 5,247 Admission Episodes for assault by sharp object of which 3,102 were from TKAP local authorities and 2,145 from non-TKAP areas.
Between these periods admission episodes for assault by sharp object fell by around 8.1% in England, around 11.3% in TKAP areas and around 3.4% 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 17.7% in England (from 1,143 to 941), around 21.8% in TKAP areas (from 760 to 594) and around 9.4% in non-TKAP areas (from 383 to 347) between the same periods.