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 2009 to May 2009Official statistics
- Publication Date:
- 9 Sep 2009
- Geographic Coverage:
- Geographical Granularity:
- Date Range:
- 01 Apr 2009 to 31 May 2009
In the year from June 08 to May 09 there were:
16.2 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs), 57.1% 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.
74.8 million outpatient appointments were made, with 60.5 million (80.9%) of these attended by the patient.
6.0 million outpatient appointments were not attended by the patient, representing 8.0% of all appointments.
Topic of interest: Bariatric Surgery:
In the year from June 08 to May 09 there were 4,446 finished consultant episodes for "bariatric surgery" with a primary diagnosis of obesity.
In the previous year, June 07 to May 08, there were 2,996 such episodes.
Between these periods the total number of finished consultant episodes increased by 48.4%.
The largest proportion of finished consultant episodes for "bariatric surgery" with a primary diagnosis of obesity are attributed to Females (76.8%) for the current year, compared to 77.8% last year, representing a 0.9 percentage points decrease.
Topic of interest: Assault:
In the current year from June 08 to May 09 there were 4,965 admission episodes for assault by sharp object, of which 2,837 were from Tackling Knives Action Programme (TKAP) local authorities and 2,128 from non-TKAP areas.
In the previous year from June 07 to May 08 there were 5,170 admission episodes for assault by sharp object, of which 3,085 were from Tackling Knives Action Programme (TKAP) local authorities and 2,085 from non-TKAP areas.
Between these periods admission episodes for assault by sharp object decreased by 4.0% in England, with a decline of around 8.0% in TKAP areas, compared to an increase of 2.1% in non-TKAP areas. Note that the Tackling Knives Action Programme was introduced in June 2008.
During the same period, for teenagers (13-19 years old), whom TKAP is aimed at, admission episodes for assault by sharp object fell by around 19.2% in England (from 1,159 to 937), 22.2% in TKAP areas (from 761 to 592) and 13.3% in non-TKAP areas (from 398 to 345) between the same periods.