Weekly utilisation reports

Summary

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. 

Download the monthly CCG utilisation figures - 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:

13 May 2018
6 May 2018
29 April 2018
22 April 2018
14 April 2018
8 April 2018
1 April 2018
25 March 2018
18 March 2018
11 March 2018
4 March 2018

25 February 2018

18 February 2018

11 February 2018

4 February 2018

28 January 2018

21 January 2018

14 January 2018

7 January 2018

31 December 2017

24 December 2017

17 December 2017

10 December 2017

3 December 2017

26 November 17

19 November 17

12 November 17

5 November 2017

29 October 2017

22 October 2017

15 October 2017

8 October 2017

1 October 2017

24 September 2017 

17 September 2017

10 September 2017

3 September 2017

27 August 2017

20 August 2017

13 August 2017

6 August 2017

30 July 2017

23 July 2017

16 July 2017

9 July 2017

2 July 2017

25 June 2017

18 June 2017

11 June 2017

4 June 2017

28 May 2017

21 May 2017

14 May 2017 

7 May 2017

30 April 2017

23 April 2017 

16 April 2017

9 April 2017

2 April 2017

26 March 2017

19 March 2017

12 March 2017

5 March 2017

26 February 2017

19 February 2017

12 February 2017

5 February 2017

29 January 2017

22 January 2017

15 January 2017

8 January 2017

1 January 2017

25 December 2016

18 December 2016

11 December 2016

4 December 2016

27 November 2016

20 November 2016

13 November 2016

6 November 2016

30 October 2016

23 October 2016

16 October 2016

9 October 2016

2 October 2016

25 September 2016

18 September 2016

11 September 2016

4 September 2016

28 August 2016

21 August 2016

14 August 2016

7 August 2016

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