Reinstatement of all breakdowns into main publication
NHS England excluded observed national data from the main publication for all months from August 2022 to March 2023 inclusive. This was in response to a cyber incident impacting a subset of providers, which meant that it was considered inappropriate to publish actual national level statistics given that it may not have been an accurate reflection of activity for those months. Imputed statistics were published on linked Supplementary Information pages.
Data relating to the new commissioning structures (ICB, Sub ICB, Commissioning Region) were also substantially impacted by the cyber incident and were also excluded from the main publication over these months for the same reason.
As stated above, as an interim measure for all months from August 2022 to March 2023 inclusive, NHS England produced national level estimates, calculated through imputation, and made them available on the National Estimates Supplementary Information page. Breakdowns relating to the new commissioning structures were made available separately to the main publication on the ICB and Sub ICB location Supplementary Information page over this period.
As of the Performance April 2023 publication, the impact of the cyber incident has substantially diminished, and as a result, all breakdowns have been reinstated into the main publication. This includes observed national data and sub national commissioning data. National data will no longer be imputed and the two Supplementary Information pages referenced above will not be updated any further.
National level key facts have also been reinstated.
Consultation regarding removing metrics MHS92, MHS93 and MHS94
Following the release of the new CYP Outcomes metrics in the April 2023 Performance publication, NHS England are consulting users of these statistics to see if it is appropriate to remove the metrics MHS92 to MHS94. These metrics relate to people with a paired score whose referral has been open for at least 14 days. The new metrics remove the stipulation for the referral to be open for at least 14 days and as such it has been felt that these metrics are no longer needed. If users still use these metrics, please let us know via the Survey link on this page.