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Weekly utilisation reports

Download NHS e-Referral Service (eRS) utilisation reports, which contain the estimated percentage utilisation.

About this data

To calculate the utilisation percentage we need both:

  • a numerator - this is the number of eRS referrals generated by referrers
  • a denominator - this is the total of paper referrals plus referrals generated by referrers

The numerator is derived direct from eRS and is defined as the initial booking of a referral, excluding re-bookings.  

The denominator is more difficult. The only dataset that exists nationally is the Monthly Activity Returns (MAR) from hospitals. This only covers first outpatients, so utilisation calculations are limited to first outpatient referrals. MAR data does not contain GP practice level information, therefore GP practice level utilisation cannot be calculated and included in this report.

The MAR data is approximately 6 to 8 weeks in arrears, including processing (to remove referrals, such as MOD and dental) and is our definitive dataset for percentage utilisation.

For an up-to-date estimation of first outpatient utilisation, historic MAR data is used to predict activity prior to the MAR data being available. This is the data that we use in the reports. Therefore, this is an estimation of activity and not actual activity, and there will be some variation from when the actual MAR data is available. 

icon Download the monthly CCG utilisation figures [861.75KB]  - this file contains the numerator and denominator information used to calculate the monthly series utilisation figure in our utilisation reports.


Download our utilisation reports

Download a weekly utiliation report for the week ending:

icon Utilisation report - 14th January 2018 [3.74MB]

icon Utilisation report - 7th January 2018 [3.76MB]

icon Utilisation report - 31st December 2017 [3.72MB]

icon Utilisation report - 24th December 2017 [3.7MB]

icon Utilisation report - 17th December 2017 [3.71MB]

icon Utilisation report - 10th December 2017 [3.68MB]

icon Utilisation report - 3rd December 2017 [3.73MB]

icon Utilisation report - 26 November 17 [3.68MB]

icon Utilisation report - 19 November 17 [3.7MB]

icon Utilisation Report - 12 November 17 [3.69MB]

icon 5 November 2017 [3.74MB]

icon 29 October 2017 [3.68MB]

icon 22 October 2017 [3.65MB]

icon 15 October 2017 [3.66MB]

icon 8 October 2017 [3.69MB]

icon 1 October 2017 [3.65MB]

icon 24 September 2017 [3.65MB]  

icon 17 September 2017 [3.65MB]

icon 10 September 2017 [3.66MB]

icon 3 September 2017 [3.68MB]

icon 27 August 2017 [3.66MB]

icon 20 August 2017 [3.37MB]

icon 13 August 2017 [3.38MB]

icon 6 August 2017 [3.4MB]

icon 30 July 2017 [3.37MB]

icon 23 July 2017 [3.38MB]

icon 16 July 2017 [3.38MB]

icon 9 July 2017 [3.4MB]

icon 2 July 2017 [3.39MB]

icon 25 June 2017 [3.38MB]

icon 18 June 2017 [3.37MB]

icon 11 June 2017 [3.38MB]

icon 4 June 2017 [3.41MB]

icon 28 May 2017 [3.66MB]

icon 21 May 2017 [3.67MB]

icon 14 May 2017 [3.67MB]  

icon 7 May 2017 [3.69MB]

icon 30 April 2017 [3.67MB]

icon 23 April 2017 [3.69MB]  

icon 16 April 2017 [3.7MB]

icon 9 April 2017 [3.69MB]

icon 2 April 2017 [3.68MB]

icon 26 March 2017 [3.72MB]

icon 19 March 2017 [3.69MB]

icon 12 March 2017 [3.73MB]

icon 5 March 2017 [3.73MB]

icon 26 February 2017 [3.71MB]

icon 19 February 2017 [3.71MB]

icon 12 February 2017 [3.72MB]

icon 5 February 2017 [3.74MB]

icon 29 January 2017 [3.7MB]

icon 22 January 2017 [3.7MB]

icon 15 January 2017 [3.71MB]

icon 8 January 2017 [3.73MB]

icon 1 January 2017 [3.65MB]

icon 25 December 2016 [3.69MB]

icon 18 December 2016 [3.69MB]

icon 11 December 2016 [3.7MB]

icon 4 December 2016 [3.73MB]

icon 27 November 2016 [3.71MB]

icon 20 November 2016 [3.68MB]

icon 13 November 2016 [3.72MB]

icon 6 November 2016 [3.74MB]

icon 30 October 2016 [3.63MB]

icon 23 October 2016 [3.66MB]

icon 16 October 2016 [3.66MB]

icon 9 October 2016 [3.68MB]

icon 2 October 2016 [3.66MB]

icon 25 September 2016 [3.62MB]

icon 18 September 2016 [3.62MB]

icon 11 September 2016 [3.63MB]

icon 4 September 2016 [3.66MB]

icon 28 August 2016 [3.52MB]

icon 21 August 2016 [3.42MB]

icon 14 August 2016 [3.42MB]

icon 7 August 2016 [3.41MB]

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Please contact nhs.ers@nhs.net if you have any questions about these reports.

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