The #NHS deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours.

NHS activity

  • The NHS deals with over 1 million patients every 36 hours.
  • In 2009/10 there were 50 per cent more operations completed by the NHS compared to 2000/01, with an increase from 6.494m to 9.748m.
  • Over the same period, median waiting times declined: for coronary artery bypass graft, from 180 to 45 days; for varicose vein surgery, from 162 to 65 days; for cataract surgery, from 154 to 57 days; and for hip replacements, from 212 to 77 days.
  • The total annual attendances at Accident & Emergency Departments was 21.381m in 2010/11.
  • There were 14,891m total hospital admissions in 2010/11, compared to 11.116m in 2000/01.
  • The total number of outpatient appointments in 2010/11 was 87.999m, an increase of 3.8m on the previous year.
  • 74.9 per cent of category A ambulance calls were responded to within eight minutes in 2010/11. 
  • 92.18 per cent of people with admitted pathways (adjusted) were treated within 18 weeks of referral in February 2013, compared to 91.19 per cent a year earlier. The median waiting time was 9.2 weeks, compared to 8.7 a year earlier.
  • 97.51 per cent of people with non-admitted pathways were treated within 18 weeks of referral in February 2013, compared to 97.13 per cent a year earlier. The median waiting time was 3.8 weeks, 0.2 weeks later than normal. 
  • At the end of February 2013, 660,153 patients were on the waiting list for a diagnostic test. Of these, 0.88 per cent had been waiting in excess of six weeks.
  • In the last ten years the number of calls resulting in an emergency team arriving at the scene has almost doubled to 6.61m in 2010/11.
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