NHS cancelled operations, quarter ending 30 September 2010
The key points from the latest release are:
* During the quarter ending 30 September 2010, 13,015 operations were cancelled at the last minute for non-clinical reasons. In the same period in 2009, there were 13,547 cancelled operations.
* Cancelled operations during the quarter represented 0.7% of all elective activity compared to 0.8% in the corresponding period in 2009/10.
* Of these cancellations, 356 (2.7%) of patients were not treated within 28 days of a cancellation. In the same period in 2009, 343 (2.5%) of patients were not treated within 28 days.
Full tables are available here