Reference 2021-568

REF:       2020-568      

Subject:   Elective Operations            

 

Request:

  1. The number of elective operations scheduled. I would like this information for January 2019 to November 2020, broken down by month i.e. the total number of elective operations that were scheduled for January 2019, February 2019 etc.

 

  1. The number of elective operations performed. I would like this information for January 2019 to November 2020, broken down by month.

 

  1. The number of elective operations cancelled at the “last minute”, as defined by the NHS when providing data on cancelled elective operations. I would like this information for January 2019 to November 2020, broken down by month.

 

The NHS defines “last minute” as “on the day the patient was due to arrive, after the patient has arrived in hospital or on the day of the operation or surgery”. See files available at: http://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/cancelled-elective-operations/cancelled-ops-data/

 

  1. The number of breaches of the standard, as defined by the NHS when providing data on cancelled elective operations. I would like this information for January 2019 to November 2020, broken down by month.

 

The NHS defines “breaches of the standard” as the “number of patients not treated within 28 days of the last minute cancellation” of an elective operation. See files available at: http://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/cancelled-elective-operations/cancelled-ops-data/

 

  1. The total number of elective operations cancelled, regardless of how long cancellations were made before scheduled operation times, if this information is also collected. I would like this information for January 2019 to November 2020, broken down by month i.e. the total number of elective operations cancelled in January 2019, February 2019 etc.

 

 

Response:

 

Please find information attached.

2020-568 – FOI Request – Elective operations [13 KB MS Excel]