Weekly Utilisation Reports
The NHS e-Referral Service Utilisation Reports include the estimated % weekly utilisation.
15/03/17 - The December and January reports have been re-published. Please note there are duplicate data issues in the December 2016 reports within the Last Month section of the Provider tab which will be revised shortly.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions relating to these reports.
CCG Utilisation 2016/17 CCG Utilisation Figures [255kb] This file contains the Numerator and Denominator information used to calculate the MONTHLY SERIES utilisation figure in the Weekly Utilisation Reports below.