Combined Performance Summary: October/November 2017

Our round-up of key statistics from the latest NHS performance data.


Latest data

Published: 14/12/2017

Today, NHS England published its Combined Performance Summary, which provides data on key performance measures for October and November of this year. Here we show some of these statistics and how they compare with previous years.

For interactive charts showing the quality of health and social care over time, please refer to our 300+ indicators.

Key points from today's data:

  • The percentage of people spending more than four hours in A&E increased to 11.1% in November 2017, following a similar trajectory to 2016/17.
  • Total A&E attendances almost reached 2 million in November 2017, which is 4.4% higher than in November last year.
  • Emergency admissions via A&E has been increasing year-on-year, reaching over 378,000 in November 2017.
  • Trolley waits have been following a similar trajectory to 2016/17, with over 48,000 patients waiting over four hours from decision to admit to admission in November 2017.
  • The number of people waiting for hospital admission in England reached 4.1 million in October 2017, which is over 4% higher than last year.
  • The total number of delayed transfer of care days was 170,000 in October 2017, which is over 45% higher than five years ago.
  • In October 2017, over 2,200 patients (17.7%) waited over 62 days from an urgent GP referral to their first treatment for cancer - this is 11% higher than it was in October 2012.

Key charts:

Accident and Emergency

A&E 4 hours graph

A&E attendances

Emergency admissions graph

Trolley waits graph

Trusts hitting targets graph

Delayed transfers of care

Delayed transfers of care graph

Cancer referrals

Cancer 62 days graph

Diagnostics and elective waiting times

Diagnostic and elective waiting times graph

Total hospital waiting list

Total hospital waiting list graph