Analysis: NHS performance statistics up to and including November 2016


12 / 01 / 2017

This briefing provides an overview of the key findings from the latest set of NHS performance data and some relevant points of comparison.

Headlines include:

  • A&E attendances in the first eight months of 2016-17 are 4 per cent higher in major (type 1) units and 3.7 per cent higher overall compared to same period in 2015-16.
  • Emergency admissions via type 1 A&Es are up 4 per cent between April and November 2016, compared to April-November 2015.
  • Trolley waits are 61 per cent higher to date in 2016-17 compared to the same period in 2015-16 and are at more than five times the level recorded by the same point in 2011-12.
  • The proportion of delayed days that are deemed to be the responsibility of social care organisations has increased from 26.2 to 33.6 per cent between April-November 2013 and April-November 2016.
  • While the total has fallen slightly compared to the previous month, the number of patients (also excluding non-reporting trusts) on the waiting list remains the second highest since December 2007.
  • The numbers waiting in excess of six weeks and 13 weeks for a diagnostic test have reached a near three-year and two-year lows respectively.

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