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 March 2009Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 31 Jul 2009
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2008 to 31 Mar 2009
In the year from April 2008 to March 2009 there were:
16.2 million Finished Consultant Episodes (FCEs) (57.2% of which included at least one procedure or intervention) and of these 5.2 million were day cases.
14.1 million Admission Episodes, of which 5.0 million were emergency admissions.
74 million outpatient appointments made with 60 million patients attending an appointment.
5.9 million patients did not attend appointments - this represents 7.7% of all appointments.
Topic of interest: Assaults:
In the year from April 2008 to March 2009 there were 4,910 Admission Episodes for assault by sharp object of which 2,816 were from Tackling Knives Action Programme (TKAP) local authorities and 2,094 from non-TKAP areas.
In the year from April 2007 to March 2008 there were 5,239 Admission Episodes for assault by sharp object of which 3,092 were from TKAP local authorities and 2,147 from non-TKAP areas.
Between these periods admission episodes for assault by sharp object fell by around 6.3% in England, around 8.9% in TKAP areas and around 2.5% in non-TKAP areas. Note that the Tackling Knives Action Programme was introduced in June 2008.
For teenagers (13-19 years old), whom TKAP is aimed at, admission episodes for assault by sharp object fell by around 21.1% in England (from 1,171 to 924), around 25.0% in TKAP areas (from 773 to 580) and around 13.6% in non-TKAP areas (from 398 to 344) between the same periods.
Topic of interest: Bariatric Surgery:
In the year from April 2008 to March 2009 there were 4,193 finished consultant episodes for "bariatric surgery" with a primary diagnosis of obesity.
In the previous year, 2007/08, there were 2,719 episodes
Between these periods the number of finished consultant episodes grew by 54%