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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  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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 View Emergency Department Activity & Waiting Times on the topic publications page

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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 View NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics on the topic publications page

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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26 January 2016

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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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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 View Stroke Statistics update on the topic publications page

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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 View NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics on the topic publications page

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  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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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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 View NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics on the topic publications page

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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 View NHS Performs - Weekly update of Emergency Department Activity and Waiting Time Statistics on the topic publications page

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 soon

Most ISD official statistics publications are released on Tuesdays

To be published: 16 February 2016

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

Primary 1 Body Mass Index (BMI) Statistics   more

Hospital Standardised Mortality Ratios   more

To be published: 23 February 2016

NHS Waiting Times - Diagnostics   more

NHS Waiting Times - 18 Weeks Referral to Treatment   more

Dementia Benchmarking Toolkit   more
Alert Rescheduled to: 26 April 2016

IVF Waiting Times   more

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

Improving ethnic data collection for equality and diversity monitoring   more

Scottish Bowel Screening Programme Statistics   more

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

Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) Waiting Times   more

Psychological Therapies Waiting Times   more

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

Delayed Discharges in NHSScotland   more

NHS Waiting Times - Stage of Treatment   more

To be published: March 2016

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

Cancelled Planned Operations   more

Emergency Department Activity & Waiting Times   more

   See all forthcoming publications


Rescheduled Publications

Dementia Benchmarking Toolkit
Original publication date: 23 February 2016
Rescheduled to: 26 April 2016
Contact: John Connor 0141 282 2231 or Lynn Girdwood 0141 282 2046
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