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Bariatric surgical procedures, 2021/22 (provisional)– National Obesity Audit [Management Information]

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Bariatric surgical procedures, 2021/22 (provisional)– National Obesity Audit [Management Information]


This is the first release of data to form part of the National Obesity Audit (NOA). Data on NHS funded bariatric surgical procedures delivered in England, are presented in an interactive dashboard. All data is currently sourced from Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), NHS Digital. As more data starts to be submitted by other weight management services, the dashboard will develop to provide a comprehensive picture of commissioning, access and outcomes of weight management services across England. Future releases of the dashboard will add data from other sources and with additional functionality. See the metadata file for a list of measures published as part of this release.

HES data continued to be submitted by providers throughout the pandemic. Disruption relating to the coronavirus illness (COVID-19) would seem to have affected the quality and coverage of some of our statistics, such as an increase in non-submissions for some datasets. We have also seen some different patterns in the submitted data. For example, fewer patients are being admitted to and discharged from hospital. Therefore, data should be interpreted with care over the COVID-19 period. Further information of how elective care including surgery will recover from the impact of COVID-19 is published by NHS England. 

National Obesity Audit Dashboard

This release presents data on bariatric surgical procedures at the following levels:

Hospital provider

Integrated Care Board (ICB)

Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG)      

NHS Regional and National levels. 


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This tool is in Microsoft PowerBI which does not fully support all accessibility needs.  If you need further assistance, please contact us for help. 

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Last edited: 13 July 2023 12:57 pm