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Publication, Part of

Provisional Monthly Hospital Episode Statistics for Admitted Patient Care, Outpatients and Accident and Emergency Data - April 2016

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01 Apr 2016 to 30 Apr 2016


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.


The publication series has recently been reviewed and now includes the most up to date provisional data within the headline figures presented. This change was first made in the 'Month 10 ' HES release in March 2016. This publication releases 'Month 1' data for the first time.


Please note that from this month's publication, data quality notes are no longer made available in a PDF file. Instead they are available in the Excel file "HES Data Quality Notes", which can be accessed via the link shown under 'Related Links' below.

Key Facts

Monthly HES data for Admitted Patient Care

In the year from May 2015 to April 2016 there were:

  • 19.2 million finished consultant episodes (FCEs), 60.1 per cent (11.5 million) of which included at least one procedure or intervention, and 6.9 million of which were day cases.
  • 16.2 million finished admission episodes (FAEs), of which 5.7 million were emergency admissions.

Monthly HES data for Outpatients

In the year from May 2015 to April 2016 there were:

  • 113.3 million outpatient appointments made, with 89.3 million (78.8 per cent) of these attended by the patient.
  • 7.5 million outpatient appointments not attended by the patient, representing 6.6 per cent of all appointments.

Monthly HES data for Accident & Emergency

In the year from May 2015 to April 2016 there were:

  • 20.5 million A&E attendances recorded in A&E HES of which 4.1 million (20.1 per cent) resulted in admission to hospital for admitted patient care. 4.1 million (19.9 per cent) resulted in a GP follow up, and 7.6 million (37.2 per cent) were discharged with no follow up.


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