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Provisional Accident and Emergency Quality Indicators for England, December 2023, by provider

Official statistics, Experimental statistics


Provisional Accident and Emergency Quality Indicators for England, December 2023, by provider

The measures included in this publication report on data coverage in ECDS compared with the emergency monthly situation reports MSitAE published by NHS England and NHS Improvement. They also report statistics for total time in A&E, time to assessment, time to treatment, A&E attendances that left before treatment and unplanned reattendances within 7 days. Each report contains national figures and provider level figures.

From the January 2023 release, the format of the publication was updated to open data format following a review and consultation. We are continuing to improve publications, please let us know if you have any feedback using the survey link below.

Please send queries or feedback via email to [email protected] Author: Secondary Care Open Data and Publications, NHS England Lead Analyst: Karl Eichler

Key Facts

2.0 million A&E attendances for December 2023 at all types of A&E

in ECDS however, ECDS data are incomplete; around 2.1 million A&E attendances were reported in the NHS England and NHS Improvement Situation Report data collection for the month

10 minutes was the median average time to initial assessment

for attendances brought to A&E by ambulance, with 95 per cent of patients being assessed within 83 minutes. For all patients receiving treatment, the median average time to treatment was 70 minutes with 95 per cent of patients receiving treatment within 5 Hours 44 minutes.

3 hours 4 minutes was the median average total time in A&E for all patients

with 95 per cent of patients departing A&E within 15 hours 56 minutes of arrival.

5.4 per cent left A&E before being seen for treatment

and 8.8 per cent of attendances in A&E were unplanned re-attendances within 7 days of a previous attendance.

Last edited: 7 February 2024 5:19 pm