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03 May 2016

expand menu  Cancelled Planned Operations

  • The total number of planned operations across NHSScotland during March 2016 was 32,381. Of these, 3,234 (10.0%) operations were cancelled either by the hospital or by the patient, with individual NHS Boards ranging from 4.3% to 24.1%. This compares with a cancellation rate of 10.2% in the previous month;
  • Of all planned operations, 1,297 (4.0%) were cancelled by the patient, 1,042 (3.2%) were cancelled based on clinical reasons by the hospital and 670 (2.1%) were cancelled by the hospital due to capacity or non-clinical reasons.

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expand menu  Emergency Department Activity & Waiting Times

In the month of March 2016:

  • There were 144,924 attendances at A&E services across Scotland.
  • 93.1 % of attendances at A&E services were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 958 (0.7%) patients spent more than 8 hours in an A&E department
  • 227 (0.2%) patients spent more than 12 hours in an A&E department.
  • 25 % of attendances led to an admission to hospital.

For the year ending March 2016:

  • The total number of attendances was 1,606,576. This is 2.0% lower than the previous year (1,639,991)
  • The percentage spending 4 hours or less in an A&E department was 94.1%, compared with the previous year’s figure of 91.9%.

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expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

During the week ending 24 April 2016:

  • There were 26,755 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
  • 95.0% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 60 patients (0.2%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
  • 9 patients (<0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

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26 April 2016

expand menu  Delayed Discharges in NHSScotland

Hospital Bed-Days associated with delays in discharge in February 2016

  • In February 2016, patients spent 43,896 days in hospital due to delays in discharge. This is an 8% decrease on January 2016 and a 6% decrease on the same period last year.
  • Nationally, over 71% of these bed-days were accounted for by patients aged 75 and over.

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expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

During the week ending 17 April 2016:

  • There were 24,383 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
  • 93.9% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 87 patients (0.4%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
  • 8 patients (<0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

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19 April 2016

expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

During the week ending 10 April 2016:

  • There were 24,962 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
  • 94.2% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 128 patients (0.5%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
  • 22 patients (0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

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expand menu  Scottish Breast Screening Programme Statistics

NHS Breast Screening Programme performance standards, for the three year period 1 April 2012 to 31 March 2015:

  • For the latest three-year period, the uptake rate for Scotland has fallen slightly by 0.4 percentage points from 72.9% in 2011-14 to 72.5% in 2012-15. The results for both periods exceed the 70% minimum performance standard.
  • All but three NHS Boards achieved the 70% minimum performance standard for uptake; NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde (67.7%), NHS Lanarkshire (69.4%) and NHS Lothian (69.8%).
  • The invasive cancer detection rate, for women aged 53-70 years with a previous screen within five years of last attendance, was 6.5 per 1,000 women screened. This is a slight decrease from the previous three-year period 2011-14 figure of 6.8 per 1,000 women screened.

In 2014/15:

  • All but 1 of the 13 NHS Breast Screening Programme minimum performance standards were achieved and all but 2 of the 11 targets were met.
  • 1,362 cases of screen detected breast cancer were diagnosed in women of all ages.
  • Of these over 80% (1,114 cases) of cancers detected were invasive, of which nearly three out of five (59.4%) were less than 15 mm in size and unlikely to be detected by a physical examination.

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12 April 2016

expand menu  Prescribing Statistics-Monthly Prescribing Activity Data (Experimental Statistics)

The Information Services Division is releasing NHSScotland prescribing data in two new formats today:



  • Practice-level prescribing Open Data: Open data files enable in-depth independent analysis of NHSScotland prescribing data. The data are split by practice and by individual drug (ie at practice- and presentation-level).

  • Prescribing dashboards: Interactive analytical dashboards with month-by-month summaries of prescription volumes and costs in Scotland’s NHS Boards. These enable at-a-glance interpretation of high-level trends using the latest techniques and technologies in data visualisation.


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expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

During the week ending 3 April 2016:



  • There were 26,762 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland


  • 92.4% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or

    discharged within 4 hours.


  • 145 patients (0.5%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.


  • 18 patients (0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

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05 April 2016

expand menu  Cancelled Planned Operations

  • The total number of planned operations across NHSScotland during February 2016 was 31,463. Of these, 3,221 (10.2%) operations were cancelled either by the hospital or by the patient, with individual NHS Boards ranging from 5.5% to 15.4%. This compares with a cancellation rate of 11.1% in the previous month;
  • Of all planned operations, 1,225 (3.9%) were cancelled by the patient, 1085 (3.4%) were cancelled based on clinical reasons by the hospital and 718 (2.3%) were cancelled by the hospital due to capacity or non-clinical reasons.

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expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

During the week ending 27 March 2016:

  • There were 26,963 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
  • 92.0% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 163 patients (0.6%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
  • 22 patients (0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

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expand menu  Emergency Department Activity & Waiting Times

In the month of February 2016 :

  • There were 127,713 attendances at A&E services across Scotland.
  • 92.9 % of attendances at A&E services were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 1,085 (0.9%) patients spent more than 8 hours in an A&E department
  • 269 (0.2%) patients spent more than 12 hours in an A&E department.
  • 26 % of attendances led to an admission to hospital.

For the year ending February 2016:

  • The total number of attendances was 1,599,224. This is 2.7% lower than the previous year (1,644,341)
  • The percentage spending 4 hours or less in an A&E department was 94.1%, compared with the previous year’s figure of 92.0%.

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29 March 2016

expand menu  Head & Neck Cancer Quality Performance Indicators

  • There were 1,149 people diagnosed with head and neck cancer in NHSScotland from 1 April 2014 – 31 March 2015.Of these, around half (43%) were smokers at the time of diagnosis.
  • Less than 0.5% of patients with head and neck cancer diagnosed in Scotland died within the 30 days following surgery, chemotherapy or radiotherapy.
  • No NHS Board met all eleven performance standards.

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expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

During the week ending 20 March 2016:

  • There were 27,276 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
  • 92.9% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 153 patients (0.6%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
  • 37 patients (0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

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expand menu  Cancer Waiting Times

The 62 Day Standard is that 95% of patients urgently referred with a suspicion of cancer will wait a maximum of 62 days from referral to first cancer treatment.

  • 90.8% of patients started treatment within the 62 day standard. This is a 0.6% point increase compared to last quarter.
  • The 62 day standard was met by three NHS Boards (NHS Borders, NHS Dumfries & Galloway and NHS Lanarkshire).
  • Two of the ten cancer types successfully met the 95% standard – melanoma (96.4%) and ovarian (97.3%).

The 31 Day Standard is that 95% of all patients will wait no more than 31 days from decision to treat to first cancer treatment.

  • 96.4% of patients started treatment within this standard. This is a 1.1% point increase to the previous quarter. The standard was met by all NHS Boards.
  • Nine of the 10 reported cancer types met the 31 day standard. Although only 90.2% of patients waiting were treated within 31 days for urological cancer, this has increased by 3.1% point to the previous quarter.

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expand menu  National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Waiting Times

  • The proportion of people receiving early access to their first treatment for drug or alcohol misuse continues to be high and has been for the past two years. Of the 10,896 people who started their first treatment, 95.2% have waited three weeks or less. This is similar to the previous quarter (95.5%). Of those more than half (57.2%) started their first treatment within 1 week of referral.
    - For the 6,491 people seeking alcohol treatment, 96.1% waited 3 weeks or less, similar to the previous quarter (96.6%).
    - For the 4,405 people seeking drug treatment, 93.9% waited 3 weeks or less, similar to the previous quarter (93.8%).
  • The proportion of people treated within 3 weeks by local Alcohol and Drug Partnerships ranges from 75.6% to 100%.
  • At the end of this quarter, 2,354 people were waiting to start their first drug or alcohol treatment, of which 146 (6.2%) had been waiting more than 6 weeks. This is a decrease from the previous quarter when 221 (7.5%) people were waiting more than 6 weeks.
  • In prisons, 1,276 people started their first drug or alcohol treatment between October-December 2015, with 98.7% waiting 3 weeks or less and 77.7% waiting one week or less.
  • All NHS Boards in Scotland met the Scottish Government’s Local Delivery Plan standard except NHS Highland and NHS Lothian.

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expand menu  Acute Hospital Activity and NHS Beds Information

Outpatients

  • There were around 1.14 million outpatient total attendances in the quarter ending December 2015, similar to the previous year.
  • Around 1 in 10 patients did not attend their outpatient appointment, which is similar to both the previous quarter and the same period in 2014.

Inpatient and day case discharges

  • There were 415,210 acute inpatient and day case episodes of care recorded in the quarter ending December 2015. This is an increase of around 4% from the same quarter of the previous year.

Emergency Admissions

  • In NHSScotland in 2014/15 there were 156,000 emergency admissions for patients aged 75 and over, an increase of 3.7% from 2013/14.

Bed statistics

  • There were around 15,600 available staffed beds for all acute specialties in December 2015. This is a reduction of nearly 3% since quarter ending December 2013 (when data for Scotland were last available), and a reduction of over 5% over the last five years. A long term trend in these figures is not available due to problems of submission from several NHS Boards’ patient admission systems.
  • For Scotland, excluding Grampian and Highland NHS Boards, the number of available staffed beds in acute specialties was around 13,300 in the quarter ending December 2015. This is a decrease of almost 3% from around 13,700 beds in December 2014.

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22 March 2016

expand menu  National Drug Related Deaths Database (Scotland) Report

The National Drug-Related Deaths Database includes 622 deaths which occurred in 2014, of which 575 were classed as non-intentional. The report and the following points focus on these non-intentional deaths:

  • Around three quarters (76%) of drug-related deaths were among males. The average age of individuals increased from 34 in 2009 to 39 in 2014, reflecting the ageing profile of problem drug users.
  • Female drug-related deaths increased by 54% from 2009 to 2014, in comparison with a 28% increase among males.
  • Around half (53%) of those who died lived in the 20% most deprived neighbourhoods in Scotland, similar to previous years.
  • 37% (196) of those who died were a parent or carer to a child. 310 children lost a parent or carer to a drug-related death.
  • 70% of those who died had recently been in contact with a service (drug treatment, hospital, police or prison) which may have identified them as being at risk of drug-related death.
  • Three out of four individuals had opioids (methadone, heroin, morphine or buprenorphine) implicated in their death.
  • Heroin/morphine was the drug most commonly implicated in death, increasing from 40% in 2011 to 52% in 2014. Deaths where methadone was implicated in death fell from 54% to 36% over the same time period.
  • Unlike previous years, the number of deaths related to Novel Psychoactive Substances increased only slightly in 2014 (112).

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expand menu  Childhood Immunisation Statistics Scotland

Calendar year figures for 2015:

  • In Scotland, uptake rates by 12 months of age for complete primary courses of immunisation against diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis (whooping cough), polio & Hib (the five-in-one vaccine), MenC and PCV remained high, with rates above 97%.
  • By 12 months of age uptake of the vaccine against rotavirus, a common cause of severe diarrhoea in infants, was 92.9%. This vaccine was introduced to the routine schedule in July 2013.
  • Uptake rates of the Hib/MenC and PCV booster vaccines by 24 months remained high at above 95%.
  • The national target is for 95% uptake of one dose of the MMR vaccine by five years of age, with a supplementary measure at 24 months. In 2015, annual uptake of one dose of MMR vaccine by 24 months of age was 95.4%. Uptake of one dose by five years of age was 97.0%. Uptake rates by five years have remained above the 95% target since 2009.
  • At Scotland level, uptake rates were high across all deprivation categories. Uptake rates for completed courses of the five-in-one, MenC and PCV vaccines at 12 months of age were above 96% in all deprivation categories.

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expand menu  ScotPHO website: Drug misuse section update

Social harm – Drug Related Offences by Council Area:

  • In 2014/15, rates of recorded drug offences in Scotland ranged from 152.9 offences per 10,000 population in Glasgow City to 12.8 per 10,000 population in Na h-Eileanan Siar.
  • In 2014/15, there were 6.9 recorded offences for possession of drugs with intent to supply per 10,000 population. This was similar to figures for 2012/13 and 2013/14 (7.3 and 6.7 respectively).
  • In 2014/15, there were 59.2 recorded offences for possession of drugs per 10,000 population. This was a slight increase compared to 2012/13 and 2013/14 (54.9 and 57.2 respectively).

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expand menu  Prescribing Statistics - Dispenser Remuneration

Overall Cost

  • The gross total payments to Scottish dispensing contractors in the first nine months of 2015/16 were £956.7 million. This is an increase of £61.9 million (6.9%) between the first nine months of 2014/15 and the first nine months of 2015/16.

Services Provided

  • The cost for remuneration of services has increased by £3.7 million (2.4%) from £155.5 million in the first nine months of 2014/15 to £159.2 million in the same period in 2015/16.

Products Dispensed

  • A total of 77.2 million items were dispensed in the first nine months of 2015/16, an increase of 0.8 million items (1.1%) compared to the same period of 2014/15. The cost per item has also increased from £10.01 to £10.76 in the first nine months of 2014/15.
  • The gross ingredient cost (GIC) of items increased by 8.7% between the first nine months of 2014/15 and the first nine months of 2015/16. This is partly due to the move in dispensing of some high cost treatment regimes from hospital to primary care.

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expand menu  ScotPHO website quarterly updates

Asthma

  • There has been a modest decline in incidence rates for asthma over the last ten years, though there is marked year to year variation in rates, particularly in females. Most recent (2014/15) incidence rates for males and females are 53 and 65 per 100,000 population respectively.
  • Hospital admission rates for children under the age of ten for asthma have fallen. Admissions for boys peaked at 266 per 100,000 in 2006/07 reducing to 174 in 2014/15. Girls have seen a similar fall from 154 to 98 per 100,000 population during the same period.

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease

  • Mortality from the lung condition, Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), continues to fall in males. The 2014 rate of 61 per 100,000 population is the lowest reported since 1996. The mortality rate for females is decreasing after a period of stability and is currently at 48 per 100,000 population.
  • Overall rates of new admissions for COPD for 2014/15 remain higher in men than women, although the pattern is reversed among those under 65, with higher rates in women.

Deaths

  • The all-cause death rate in Scotland is strongly related to deprivation. In 2014, the adjusted rate for the most deprived tenth of the population was more than twice the rate for the least deprived (1,661 compared to 815 deaths per 100,000 population respectively).

Diabetes

  • Over the last ten years, there has been a steep rise in the number of deaths where diabetes was recorded as a contributory factor. The number of hospital admissions where diabetes was recorded as an additional diagnosis has risen steadily.

Drugs – Social Harm - Drug Related Offences by Council Area

  • In 2014/15, there were 6.9 recorded offences for possession of drugs with intent to supply per 10,000 population. This was similar to figures for 2012/13 and 2013/14 (7.3 and 6.7 respectively).
  • In 2014/15, there were 59.2 recorded offences for possession of drugs per 10,000 population. This was a slight increase compared to 2012/13 and 2013/14 (54.9 and 57.2 respectively).

Epilepsy

  • Deaths due to epilepsy have increased slightly over the last ten years, whilst hospital admissions where epilepsy was the main cause have declined over the same period.

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expand menu  Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Benchmarking Balanced Scorecard

Quarterly update of the CAMHS Benchmarking tools.

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expand menu  Delayed Discharges in NHSScotland

Hospital Bed-Days associated with delays in discharge in January 2016

  • In January 2016, patients spent 47,827 days in hospital due to delays in discharge. This is a 12% decrease on the same period last year. Nationally, over 70% of these bed-days were accounted for by patients aged 75 and over.

Patients ready for discharge as at February 2016 census

  • 1,192 patients were delayed at the February 2016 census. This is a 4% increase on January 2016 and a 6% decrease on the same period last year.
  • 30% of these delays (363) were for patients with specific complex care needs.
  • Of the remaining 829 patients delayed at the census: 30% (249) were awaiting place availability in a care home; 26% (216) were awaiting completion of social care arrangements for living in their own home – awaiting social support; 26% (216) were awaiting completion of a post-hospital social care assessment.

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expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

During the week ending 13 March 2016:

  • There were 26,762 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
  • 92.2% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 178 patients (0.7%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
  • 24 patients (0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

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15 March 2016

expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

During the week ending 06 March 2016:

  • There were 26,477 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
  • 91.3% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 156 patients (0.6%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
  • 24 patients (0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

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expand menu  AHP MSK Waiting Times

In the quarter ending December 2015 for AHP MSK services (Physiotherapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropody/Podiatry and Orthotics) in the eight NHS Boards:

  • 52,058 patients had a first clinical appointment with an AHP MSK service (all professions) and just under half (49.2%) were seen within 4 weeks. This is the same as the quarter ending September 2015.
  • Nine out of ten patients were seen within 17 weeks.

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08 March 2016

expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

During the week ending 28 February 2016:

  • There were 25,909 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
  • 92.9% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 190 patients (0.7%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
  • 28 patients (0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

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expand menu  Unintentional Injuries

  • Unintentional injuries accounted for approximately 1 in 8 emergency hospital admissions for children and 1 in 11 for adults in Scotland in 2014/15.
  • There were 54,710 emergency admissions to hospital in Scotland for unintentional injuries in 2014/15. There has been little fluctuation in the past ten years with 53,048 emergency admissions in 2005/06.
  • There were 1,750 deaths in Scotland in 2014 due to unintentional injury, 23 in children under the age of 15 and 1,727 in adults aged 15 years and over.
  • In 2014/15 there were 23,632 emergency admissions to hospital for an unintentional injury in those aged 65 and over, with 84% of these admissions being the result of a fall.
  • Children and adults in the most deprived areas are more likely than those in the least deprived areas to have an emergency admission to hospital for an unintentional injury. In 2014/15 children in the most deprived areas had a standardised discharge ratio approximately 19% higher than the Scottish average. For adults, this was nearly 40% higher than the Scottish average.
  • Emergency hospital admissions resulting from assault have decreased by 52% since 2008/09.

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expand menu  Chronic Pain Waiting Times

Pain Clinic Service

  • There were 4,791 referrals to Pain Clinic / Service during the quarter ending December 2015.
  • 82.5% of the 3,317 patients seen in the quarter ending December 2015 were treated within 18 weeks.
  • 3,816 patients were waiting to be seen at a Pain Clinic / Service; of which, 92.0% had been waiting less than 18 weeks.
  • 13.2% of patients did not attend their appointment and failed to notify the hospital.

Pain Psychology Clinic

  • Of the 8 NHS Boards that provide this service and can provide the information, there were 341 referrals to a Pain Psychology Clinic during the quarter ending 31 December 2015.
  • 95.0% of the 282 patients seen in the quarter ending December 2015 were treated within 18 weeks.
  • 254 patients were waiting to be seen at a Pain Psychology Clinic; of which, 89.0% had been waiting less than 18 weeks.
  • 13.6% of patients did not attend their appointment and failed to notify the hospital.

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01 March 2016

expand menu  Workforce - Quarterly update of Staff in Post, Vacancies and Turnover

  • At 31 December 2015, NHSScotland employed 161,415 staff (headcount), which is equivalent to 138,310.0 whole time staff (referred to as whole time equivalent or WTE). This represents an increase of 0.6% when compared to the previous year.
  • Of the 798.2 WTE increase in staff, the biggest increase was in nursing and midwifery with an additional 283.6 WTE compared to the previous year.
  • The number of consultants in post increased by 3.7% to 5,082.1 WTE.
  • There were 2,188.7 WTE vacant nursing and midwifery posts, a vacancy rate of 3.6% which is similar to the previous year (3.4%).
  • At 31 December 2015, 5.9% (320.8 WTE) of consultant posts were vacant, a decrease from the rate of 7.5% at December 2014. Of these vacancies, 144.9 WTE were vacant for more than six months, a decrease of 18.8 WTE compared to a year ago.

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expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

During the week ending 21 February 2016:

  • There were 24,719 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
  • 93.5% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 116 patients (0.5%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
  • 21 patients (0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

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expand menu  Scottish Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Screening Programme Statistics, March 2016 Release

Men eligible for screening to 31 March 2014:

  • The invite rate was 100% and uptake of screening was high at 85.8%. Uptake rates exceeded 80% in all NHS Boards.
  • Uptake of screening was lower in the most deprived areas. Uptake was 77.4% for men in the most deprived areas compared to 90.4% for men in the least deprived areas.
  • 61,942 men attended for initial screens and an Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm was detected in 936 of these men (1.5%). A large aneurysm was detected in 64 of these men.

Self-referral and surveillance screens to 31 March 2015:

  • 3,292 men attended for initial screening following self-referral into the programme and 89 (2.7%) had an aneurysm detected. A large aneurysm was detected in 13 of these men.
  • 812 men in Scotland attended for surveillance screens. For these men there were over 1,900 surveillance screens. A large aneurysm was detected in 85 of these men.

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expand menu  Cancelled Planned Operations

  • The total number of planned operations across NHSScotland during January 2016 was 28,749. Of these, 3,197 (11.1%) operations were cancelled either by the hospital or by the patient, with individual NHS Boards ranging from 5.7% to 15.8%. This compares with a cancellation rate of 9.7% in the previous three months;
  • Of all planned operations, 1,187 (4.1%) were cancelled by the patient, 996 (3.5%) were cancelled based on clinical reasons by the hospital and 806 (2.8%) were cancelled by the hospital due to capacity or non-clinical reasons;
  • There has been an increase for non-clinical/capacity reasons (2.8%) compared to December 2015 (2%); this increase has occurred primarily across 5 Health Boards.

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expand menu  Emergency Department Activity & Waiting Times

In the month of January 2016 :

  • There were 129,524 attendances at A&E services across Scotland, an increase of over 4,000 from December 2015.
  • 91.8 % of attendances at A&E services were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
  • 1,635 (1.3%) patients spent more than 8 hours in an A&E department
  • 422 (0.3%) patients spent more than 12 hours in an A&E department.
  • 27 % of attendances led to an admission to hospital.

For the year ending January 2016:

  • The total number of attendances was 1,592,792. This is 3.2% lower than the previous year (1,645,639)
  • The percentage spending 4 hours or less in an A&E department was 93.7%, compared with the previous year’s figure of 92.3%.

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23 February 2016

expand menu  Workforce Planning for Psychology Services in NHSScotland - Characteristics of the Workforce within Psychology Services

  • The total number of clinical staff employed in Psychology Services continues to rise annually, with

    1071.9 WTE (1281 headcount) at 31 December 2015.


  • The number of Clinical and Other Applied Psychologists, has more than doubled over the last 12 years, from

    371.0 WTE (426 headcount) in 2003 to the current level of 772.6 WTE (930 headcount).


  • This represents a staffing level of 14.4 WTE Applied Psychologists per 100,000 of the population of

    Scotland.


  • An additional 63.4 WTE posts were in the process of being advertised at 31 December 2015. A further 7.0 WTE

    posts were approved for recruitment but not yet advertised.

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expand menu  NHS Waiting Times - 18 Weeks Referral to Treatment

  • 87.5% of patients waiting for a New Outpatient appointment at 31 December 2015 had been waiting 12 weeks

    or less. This compares to 86.1% at 30 September 2015 and 91.2% at 31 December 2014.


  • 93.2% of patients waiting for a key Diagnostic test at 31 December 2015 had been waiting less than six

    weeks. This compares to 90.3% at both 30 September 2015 and 31 December 2014.


  • 95.2% of patients were seen within the 12 week Treatment Time Guarantee (TTG) for quarter ending 31 December

    2015. This compares to 94.6% during quarter ending 30 September 2015 and 97.1% during quarter ending 31 December

    2014.


  • 87.1% of patients were seen within the 18 week Referral to Treatment standard during month ending 31

    December 2015. This compares to 87.2% seen during month ending 30 September 2015 and 88.6% during month ending

    31 December 2014.

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expand menu  NHS Waiting Times - Diagnostics

  • 87.5% of patients waiting for a New Outpatient appointment at 31 December 2015 had been waiting 12 weeks

    or less. This compares to 86.1% at 30 September 2015 and 91.2% at 31 December 2014.


  • 93.2% of patients waiting for a key Diagnostic test at 31 December 2015 had been waiting less than six

    weeks. This compares to 90.3% at both 30 September 2015 and 31 December 2014.


  • 95.2% of patients were seen within the 12 week Treatment Time Guarantee (TTG) for quarter ending 31 December

    2015. This compares to 94.6% during quarter ending 30 September 2015 and 97.1% during quarter ending 31 December

    2014.


  • 87.1% of patients were seen within the 18 week Referral to Treatment standard during month ending 31

    December 2015. This compares to 87.2% seen during month ending 30 September 2015 and 88.6% during month ending

    31 December 2014.

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expand menu  Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Waiting Times

  • 4,469 children and young people started treatment at Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMH) services

    in Scotland, 76.0% were seen within 18 weeks. Half started their treatment within eight weeks. The trend in

    patients seen has been relatively stable over the last year.


  • During the quarter ending December 2015, the 18 week standard was met by five Boards (NHS Ayrshire & Arran,

    NHS Dumfries & Galloway, NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, NHS Highland and NHS Western Isles).


  • Across Scotland, 13.1% of patients referred to CAMH services did not attend their first appointment.

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expand menu  Psychological Therapies Waiting Times

  • 13,126 people started treatment for Psychological Therapies in Scotland, 83.5% of which were seen within

    18 weeks. Half of the patients started their treatment within 7 weeks

  • Five NHS Boards met the standard of treating 90% of patients referred within 18 weeks - these were NHS

    Greater Glasgow & Clyde, NHS Highland, NHS Lanarkshire, NHS Western Isles and NHS Tayside.

  • Improving access to services for older people is a key element of the mental health strategy. 704 people

    aged 65 and over started treatment for Psychological Therapies in this quarter and 87.8% were seen within 18

    weeks.

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expand menu  Scottish Bowel Screening Programme Statistics

For the two year period 1 May 2013 to 30 April 2015:



  • The number of bowel screening participants exceeded one million.

  • Uptake was 57.7%, this is a slight increase (0.9 percentage points) compared with the two year period 1 May

    2012 to 30 April 2014. The Healthcare Improvement Scotland standard for uptake is 60%.

  • Uptake for females was 60.6% and for males was 54.7%.

  • Uptake was found to be lower in more deprived areas. Uptake was 45.5% in the most deprived areas compared to

    66.6% in the least deprived areas.

  • Almost two percent of those returning their screening kit received a positive test result.
    Of those with a positive test result 6.6% had a bowel cancer.

  • Nearly 3 out of 5 (59.7%) screen detected cancers were diagnosed at the earliest two stages. The earlier a

    cancer is detected the greater the chances are of successful treatment.

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expand menu  Delayed Discharges in NHSScotland

Hospital Bed Days associated with delays in discharge in December 2015


  • In December 2015, patients spent 46,878 days in hospital due to delays in discharge. This is a 2%

    decrease from November and an 18% decrease on the same period last year.


  • Nationally, around 70% of these bed days are occupied by patients aged 75 and over.


Patients ready for discharge as at January 2016 census


  • 1,142 patients were delayed at the January 2016 census. This is a 4% decrease on December 2015 and an

    11% decrease on the same period last year.


  • 31% of these delays (356) are for patients with specific complex care needs.


    • Of the remaining 786 patients delayed at the census:
    • 29% (226) were awaiting place availability in a care home.
    • 28% (217) were awaiting completion of social care arrangements for living in their own home.
    • 25% (196) were awaiting completion of a post-hospital social care assessment.

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    expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

    During the week ending 14 February 2016:


    • There were 25,155 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
    • 90.0% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or

      discharged within 4 hours.

    • 321 patients (1.3%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.

    • 64 patients (0.3%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

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    expand menu  NHS Waiting Times - Stage of Treatment

    • 87.5% of patients waiting for a New Outpatient appointment at 31 December 2015 had been waiting 12 weeks

      or less. This compares to 86.1% at 30 September 2015 and 91.2% at 31 December 2014.


    • 93.2% of patients waiting for a key Diagnostic test at 31 December 2015 had been waiting less than six

      weeks. This compares to 90.3% at both 30 September 2015 and 31 December 2014.


    • 95.2% of patients were seen within the 12 week Treatment Time Guarantee (TTG) for quarter ending 31 December

      2015. This compares to 94.6% during quarter ending 30 September 2015 and 97.1% during quarter ending 31 December

      2014.


    • 87.1% of patients were seen within the 18 week Referral to Treatment standard during month ending 31

      December 2015. This compares to 87.2% seen during month ending 30 September 2015 and 88.6% during month ending

      31 December 2014.

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    expand menu  IVF Waiting Times

    During the quarter ending December 2015:



    • 397 eligible patients were screened at an IVF centre in Scotland. This compares to 332 in the quarter

      ending September 2015.
    • 100% of eligible patients were screened for IVF treatment within 365 days (12

      months).

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    expand menu  Improving Ethnic Data Collection for Equality and Diversity Monitoring

    • There has been a steady improvement overall in the recording of ethnic group over the last two years in

      NHSScotland.

    • Completeness of recording for acute inpatient and day case records for the last quarter was 82% and for new

      outpatient appointment records was 72%.

    • Recording of ethnic group varies widely across NHS Boards and remains low in some. In the quarter ending

      September 2015, completeness of recording ranged from 43% to 93% for acute inpatient and day case records and

      from 32% to 82% for new outpatient appointment records.

    • In the most recent quarter, NHS Dumfries & Galloway and NHS Orkney achieved completeness recording for acute

      inpatient and day case records of 90% or above.

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    expand menu  Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) in NHSScotland: Characteristics of the workforce supply

    • In 2009, the Scottish Government committed central funding to expand the CAMHS workforce of NHSScotland.

      This has resulted in a 28% increase from 764.6 WTE (883 headcount) in 2009 to 978.7 WTE (1135 headcount) as at

      31 December 2015.

    • Headcount has remained relatively stable over the past year. Nationally, this represents a staffing level of

      18.3 WTE clinical workers per 100,000 of the population of Scotland.

    • An additional 47.1 WTE posts throughout NHSScotland were being advertised. A further 12.5 WTE posts were

      approved for recruitment but not yet advertised.

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    16 February 2016

    expand menu  Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios

    • The HSMR for Scotland has decreased by 16.5% between October-December 2007 and July – September 2015.
    • Nine hospitals have shown a reduction in excess of 20%: Balfour Hospital; Crosshouse Hospital; Victoria/Queen Margaret/Forth Park Hospital; Forth Valley Royal Hospital; Royal Alexandra/Vale of Leven; Hairmyres Hospital; Monklands District General Hospital; Wishaw General Hospital; Ninewells Hospital
    • Since October-December 2007, there has been a reduction in HSMR in 26 of the 29 hospitals participating in the Scottish Patient Safety Programme (SPSP).

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    expand menu  Primary 1 Body Mass Index (BMI) Statistics Scotland

    • In 2014/15, 77% of children in Primary 1 were classified as ‘healthy weight’.
    • The prevalence of healthy weight amongst children in Primary 1 decreases as deprivation increases. In the least deprived areas 82% of children were classified as healthy weight while in the most deprived areas 74% were classified as ‘healthy weight’.
    • The BMI distribution of children in Primary 1 has remained broadly similar over the period 2005/06 to 2014/15. In 2014/15, 22% of children in Primary 1 were at risk of overweight and obesity combined and 1% were at risk of underweight.
    • The prevalence of healthy weight was slightly higher amongst girls than boys. In school year 2014/15, 78% of girls were classified as ‘healthy weight’ compared to 77% of boys.

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    expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

    During the week ending 07 February 2016:

    • There were 25,073 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
    • 91.3% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
    • 258 patients (1.0%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
    • 44 patients (0.2%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

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    09 February 2016

    expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

    During the week ending 31 January 2016:

    • There were 24,784 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
    • 90.4% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
    • 374 patients (1.5%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
    • 96 patients (0.4%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

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    02 February 2016

    expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

    During the week ending 24 January 2016:

    • There were 23,990 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
    • 93.8% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
    • 96 patients (0.4%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
    • 21 patients (0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

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    expand menu  Cancelled Planned Operations

    • The total number of planned operations across NHSScotland during December 2015 was 30,002. Of these, 2,920 (9.7%) operations were cancelled either by the hospital or by the patient, with individual NHS Boards ranging from 4.9% to 13.6%. This compares with the same cancellation rate of 9.7% in October and November;
    • Of all planned operations, 1,192 (4.0%) were cancelled by the patient, 956 (3.2%) were cancelled based on clinical reasons by the hospital and 590 (2.0%) were cancelled by the hospital due to capacity or non-clinical reasons.

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    expand menu  Emergency Department Activity & Waiting Times

    In the month of December 2015:

    • There were 125,203 attendances at A&E services across Scotland.
    • 94.9% of attendances at A&E services were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
    • 631 (0.5%) patients spent more than 8 hours in an A&E department.
    • 141 (0.1%) patients spent more than 12 hours in an A&E department.
    • 28% of attendances led to an admission to hospital.

    For the year ending December 2015:

    • The total number of attendances was 1,592,537. This is 3.2% lower than the previous year (1,645,176).
    • The percentage spending 4 hours or less in an A&E department was 93.3%, slightly higher than the previous year’s value of 92.7%.

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    26 January 2016

    expand menu  Dental Statistics – Registration and Participation

    Registration

    • 89% (4.8 million) of the Scottish population are registered with an NHS dentist. Registration rates have been increasing since 2007 when new registration rules were introduced. At that time only 52% of the population (2.7 million) were registered with an NHS dentist.
    • Children are more likely to be registered than adults (93% compared to 88%).

    Participation

    • At September 2015, 73% (3.5 million) of those registered had seen an NHS dentist within the last two years. This has been a steady decline since 2007 when 99% (2.6 million) had contact with an NHS dentist.
    • Children are more likely than adults to have seen a dentist within the last two years (85% compared to 70%).
    • Patients from the most deprived areas were less likely to see their dentist within the last two years than those from the least deprived areas; the gap was eight percentage points for children and 10 percentage points for adults.

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    expand menu  Stroke Statistics update

    • Cerebrovascular disease develops as a result of problems with the blood vessels supplying the brain. The incidence rate for cerebrovascular disease decreased over the last decade by 15.6%. Incidence rates were consistently higher in males than females.
    • In the last decade, the mortality rate for stroke decreased by 38.5% (adjusted for age and sex). For the last four years, the stroke mortality rate for women was slightly higher than that for men.
    • The percentage of people surviving 30 days or more following their first emergency admission to hospital with a stroke improved slightly over the last ten years from 81.6% in 2005/06 to 84.9% in 2014/15.
    • The number of prescriptions for drugs to treat diseases of the circulation, including cerebrovascular and coronary heart disease, increased by 10.5% in the last ten years, although the trend has levelled off over the last six years. Despite this increase, the cost of prescriptions dispensed for these drugs has halved over the last ten years to £109.5 million in 2014/15.

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    expand menu  Delayed Discharged in NHSScotland

    Hospital Bed Days associated with delays in discharge in November 2015

    • In November 2015, patients spent 47,862 days in hospital due to delays in discharge. This is a 6% decrease from October and a 13% decrease on the same period last year.
    • Nationally, around 70% of these bed days are occupied by patients aged 75 and over.

    Patients ready for discharge as at December 2015 census

    • 1,193 patients were delayed at the December 2015 census. This is an 8% decrease on November 2015 and on the same period last year.
    • 31% of these delays (374) are for patients with specific complex care needs.
    • Of the remaining 819 patients delayed at the census:30% (245) were awaiting place availability in a care home;31% (256) were awaiting completion of social care arrangements for living in their own home – awaiting social support;24% (195) were awaiting completion of a post-hospital social care assessment.The number of patients awaiting funding for a care home placement fell from 79 in November to 14 in December.

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    expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

    During the week ending 17 January 2016:

    • There were 23,141 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
    • 91.5% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
    • 193 patients (0.8%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
    • 25 patients (0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

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    expand menu  Heart Disease Statistics

    • Coronary heart disease, including heart attacks, is a leading cause of illness and death in Scotland.
    • The incidence rate for coronary heart disease decreased over the past decade by nearly 30% (adjusted for age and sex). Incidence rates for coronary heart disease remain consistently higher in males than females.
    • There has been a steady downward trend in deaths from coronary heart disease in Scotland, UK and Europe over the last ten years. In Scotland, the mortality fell by over 40% between 2005 and 2014.
    • The reduction in death rates for coronary heart disease was seen in both the most and least deprived communities. The percentage reduction in deaths in the most deprived category (36.1%) over the last ten years was smaller than that in the least deprived category (46.5%).
    • For an individual admitted to hospital as an emergency with their first heart attack, their chances of surviving at least 30 days has improved over the last ten years from 85.2% to 92.3%.
    • The number of prescriptions for drugs to treat diseases of the circulation, including cerebrovascular and coronary heart disease, increased by 10.5% in the last ten years, although the trend has levelled off over the last six years. Despite this increase, the cost of prescriptions dispensed for these drugs has halved over the last ten years to £109.5 million in 2014/15.

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    19 January 2016

    expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

    During the week ending 10 January 2016:

    • There were 24,161 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
    • 88.3% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
    • 527 patients (2.2%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
    • 85 patients (0.4%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

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    12 January 2016

    expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

    During the week ending 3 January 2016:

    • There were 24,558 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
    • 92.7% of people attending Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
    • 113 patients (0.5%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
    • 7 patients (<0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

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    expand menu  Emergency Care Activity - Patient pathways through the Emergency Department

    This publication from the Information Services Division reports on attendances at Emergency Departments in Scotland. These are larger A&E services that typically provide a 24-hour consultant led service. This report looks at the pathways patients take into and out of Emergency Departments and the services they make contact with on their journey.

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    05 January 2016

    expand menu  Emergency Department Activity & Waiting Times

    In the month of November 2015:

    • There were 127,527 attendances at A&E services across Scotland.
    • 94.9% of attendances at A&E services were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
    • 573 (0.5%) patients spent more than 8 hours in an A&E department
    • 173 (0.1%) patients spent more than 12 hours in an A&E department.
    • 27% of attendances led to an admission to hospital.

    For the year ending November 2015:

    • The total number of attendances was 1,596,650. This is 2.8% lower than the previous year (1,642,674)
    • The percentage spending 4 hours or less in an A&E department was 92.9%, slightly lower than the previous year’s value of 93.0%.

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    expand menu  Cancelled Planned Operations

    • The total number of planned operations across NHSScotland during November 2015 was 31,747. Of these, 3,064 (9.7%) operations were cancelled either by the hospital or by the patient, with individual NHS Boards ranging from 2.5% to 13.1%. This compares with a cancellation rate of 9.7% in October;
    • Of all planned operations, 1,253 (3.9%) were cancelled by the patient, 1,058 (3.3%) were cancelled based on clinical reasons by the hospital and 540 (1.7%) were cancelled by the hospital due to capacity or non-clinical reasons.

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    expand menu  NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics

    During the week ending 27 December 2015:

    • There were 21,987 attendances at Emergency Departments across Scotland.
    • 96.1% of attendances at Emergency Departments were seen and subsequently admitted, transferred or discharged within 4 hours.
    • 32 patients (0.1%) spent more than 8 hours in an Emergency Department.
    • 1 patient (<0.1%) spent more than 12 hours in an Emergency Department.

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    To be published: 10 May 2016

    Adult Mental Health Benchmarking Toolkit   more

    Dementia Benchmarking Toolkit - 2014/15   more

    Mental Health Hospital Inpatient Care, Trends up to 31 March 2015   more

    NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics   more

    To be published: 17 May 2016

    NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics   more

    Scottish Drugs Misuse Database: Dashboard 2014/15   more

    Scottish Drugs Misuse Database: Annual Report   more

    Prescribing Statistics-Monthly Prescribing Activity Data (Experimental Statistics)   more

    Melanoma Cancer Quality Performance Indicators   more

    Cancer Incidence   more

    To be published: 24 May 2016

    NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics   more

    Delayed Discharges in NHSScotland   more

    Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios   more

    Emergency Care Activity   more

    To be published: 31 May 2016

    Abortions Statistics, Termination Statistics   more

    Integrated Resource Framework (IRF) NHS Scotland and Local Authority Social Care Expenditure   more

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    Original publication date: 23 February 2016
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    Contact: John Connor 0141 282 2231 or Lynn Girdwood 0141 282 2046
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