Weekly Utilisation Reports
The NHS e-Referral Service Utilisation Reports include the estimated % weekly utilisation.
01/12/16 - Updated Utilisation Reports are now available. We will continue to publish more up to date reports following some final verification checks of the data. We hope to provide all up to date reports shortly. We apologise for any inconvenience this is causing.
The NHS e-Referral Service Utilisation Reports have the estimated % weekly utilisation included.
To calculate % utilisation we need:
a numerator = the number of NHS e-Referral Service referrals generated by referrers, and;
a denominator = the total of paper referrals + NHS e-Referral Service referrals generated by referrers.
The numerator is derived direct from the NHS e-Referral Service. The numerator is defined as the initial booking of a referral, excluding re-bookings. The denominator is more difficult. The only dataset that currently exist nationally are the Monthly Activity Returns (MAR) from hospitals. This only covers first outpatient so utilisation calculations are limited to first outpatient referrals. MAR data does not contain GP practice level information, therefore GP Practice level utilisation cannot be calculated and included in this report.
The MAR data is approximately 6-8 weeks, including processing (to remove referrals such as MOD and dental) in arrears and is our definitive dataset for % utilisation.
In order to give a more up to date estimation of first outpatient utilisation, historic MAR data is used to 'predict' activity prior to the MAR data being available. It is this data that we are now including in the reports. We need to stress that this is an estimation of activity and not actual activity and there will be some variation from actuals that would be reported later when the MAR data is available. Please contact email@example.com if you have any questions relating to these reports.
15/11/16 - CCG Utilisation 2016/17 CCG Utilisation Figures [208kb] This file contains the Numerator and Denominator information used to calculate the MONTHLY SERIES utilisation figure in the Weekly Utilisation Reports below. Latest information is for September 2016.