Events During the Reporting Period
The Department of Health uses the information to help monitor national WAITING LIST trends. These are used to develop policies and indicate changes which can enable the WAITING LISTS to be managed more effectively.
This central information collection requirement is both:
Each submission will be from one ORGANISATION in the role of provider or commissioner and should only contain data appropriate to that role i.e. must not contain a mixture of commissioning and provider role data.
Admitted Patient Flow Events
- The collection data is sub grouped by MAIN SPECIALTY CODE. Where no flow activity data for a MAIN SPECIALTY CODE has occurred within the REPORTING PERIOD then no admitted patient flow sub group should be recorded for it. Only one sub group is permitted per MAIN SPECIALTY CODE.
- The collection is for:
- It includes those PATIENTS who are classified as booked admissions and waiting list admissions; and is inclusive of private PATIENTS and PATIENTS who are Overseas Visitors.
ELECTIVE ADMISSION TYPE records the classification of the admission.
The collection is sub-divided into a count of day case admissions and ordinary admissions.
The NHS report data sets to the Department of Health monthly and quarterly via Unify2, an online data collection system. Trusts and Primary Care Trusts can either enter data directly onto Unify2, or upload from spreadsheets provided to ease data input.
Data providers are required to submit data by the 15th working day following the month end, with publication being on the Friday following the 20th working day after month end.