Attendance rates and winter pressures - South East Coast

This indicator reviews outpatient attendance, cancellation and DNA (did not attend) rates with a view to discussing the impact of the winter season. The monthly trend analysis shows the seasonal variation in attendance rates and the winter of 2009 shows an increase in DNAs and cancellations. You can change region, or view national data. For more information on this data, refer to the methodology.

Attendance rate (%)

Trust name Attendance rate (%)
East Sussex
91.9
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells
90.2
East Kent
90.1
Frimley Park
90.1
Surrey and Sussex
86.2
Royal Surrey County
81.2
Dartford and Gravesham
78.8
Western Sussex
75.3
Brighton and Sussex
72.4
Ashford and St Peter's
67.5
Medway
66.5
National average: 82.18

DNA and Cancellation Rates by Month (All Provider Trusts)

This chart and table shows the variation by month in outpatient DNA and cancellation rates for all Provider Trusts in England from September 2008 to August 2009.

Month of Appointment Appointments Total Attendances Attendance Rate DNA Rate Cancellation Rate
Sep-08 5,745,417 4,655,801 81% 9% 10%
Oct-08 5,945,826 4,831,682 81% 9% 10%
Nov-08 5,402,429 4,415,115 82% 9% 10%
Dec-08 5,212,608 4,166,797 80% 9% 11%
Jan-09 5,710,682 4,599,500 81% 9% 11%
Feb-09 5,293,159 4,172,653 79% 10% 12%
Mar-09 6,065,624 4,939,640 81% 9% 10%
Apr-09 5,832,064 4,727,868 81% 9% 11%
May-09 5,500,548 4,460,027 81% 9% 11%
Jun-09 6,407,110 5,193,555 81% 9% 11%
Jul-09 6,378,191 5,139,715 81% 9% 11%
Aug-09 5,483,995 4,410,270 80% 9% 11%
Sep-09 6,428,941 5,165,565 80% 9% 11%
Oct-09 6,309,309 5,096,687 81% 9% 11%
Nov-09 6,260,438 5,088,779 81% 9% 11%
Dec-09 5,769,370 4,565,508 79% 10% 12%
Jan-10 5,952,769 4,571,205 77% 11% 14%
Feb-10 5,931,855 4,794,216 81% 9% 11%
Mar-10 6,897,131 5,591,416 81% 9% 11%
Apr-10 6,046,009 4,828,875 80% 9% 12%
May-10 5,942,539 4,782,594 80% 9% 11%
Jun-10 6,620,667 5,293,518 80% 9% 12%
Jul-10 6,417,028 5,147,511 80% 9% 12%
Aug-10 5,952,122 4,750,121 80% 9% 12%
Grand Total 143,505,831 115,388,618 80% 9% 11%

Methodology

Measure:
Outpatient Attendance Rates
Description:
Provides a time trend analysis showing the variation by month in outpatient attendance rates.
Definition:
  • Appointments: number of outpatient appointments
  • Attendances: number of attended appointments
  • Attendance Rate: Percentage of appointments that were attended
  • DNAs: number of DNAs (Did Not Attend)
  • DNA Denominator: number of attendances + number of DNAs
  • Cancellations: number of appointments that were cancelled by either the provider or the patient
  • Cancellation Rate: percentage of appointments that were cancelled
Technical definition
  • Attendances: all appointments with an attended code of 5 or 6
  • DNAs: all appointments with an attended code of 3 or 7
  • Cancellations: all appointments with an attended code of 2 or 4
Basis
Provider Trust and Local Authority
Data source & Time frame
SUS - Outpatient Appointments, September 2008 to August 2009

Full data for attendance rates and winter pressures

Trust name Appointments Total attendances Attendance rate DNA rate Cancellation rate
Medway 805489 535924 66.5% 9.4% 26.5%
Ashford and St Peter's 1030822 696099 67.5% 10.7% 23.5%
Brighton and Sussex 1272782 921639 72.4% 9.4% 19.9%
Western Sussex 1162111 875339 75.3% 6.5% 19.4%
Dartford and Gravesham 509856 401713 78.8% 7.0% 15.2%
Royal Surrey County 612326 497335 81.2% 7.3% 12.3%
Surrey and Sussex 520583 448540 86.2% 7.3% 6.9%
East Kent 1328120 1196189 90.1% 8.6% 0.5%
Frimley Park 806492 726661 90.1% 7.1% 2.7%
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells 776140 700317 90.2% 8.3% 1.5%
East Sussex 851216 782532 91.9% 8.1% 0.0%

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% appointments attended

  • 93.1 to 100
  • 88.3 to 93.1
  • 80.8 to 88.3
  • 72.7 to 80.8
  • 59.6 to 72.7