BBC winter project – A&E tracker

NHS Trust Development Authority – Winter performance report
August 2013 – January 2014

NHS England

NHS England publishes statistics on a range of health and care subjects.
These statistics are used to inform debate, decision-making and research
both within government and by the wider community.

Areas included:

Ambulance quality indicators,, A&E waiting times and activity, Bed availability
and occupancy, Cancelled elective operations, Cancer waiting times, , Critical
care bed capacity and urgent cancelled operations, Delayed transfers of care,
Dental Commissioning, Diagnostic Imaging, Diagnostic Test waiting times and
activity,  Direct access audiology waiting times,  GP Patient Survey, Hospital
Activity,  Mixed sex accommodation breaches, NHS 111 statistics ,  Referral to
treatment waiting time statistics, Venous Thromboembolism risk assessment,
Winter pressure and daily situation reports.

NHS England Business Plan for 2013/14 – 2015/16

Health and social care information centre (HSCIC)

Includes Presciption cost analysis, Patient Reported outcome measures,  Hospital Episode Statistics, NHS Hospital and Community Health Service workforce statistics, Summary Hospital level mortality indicator.

Workforce data.

Public Health England

Works with national and local government, industry and the NHS to protect and improve the nation’s health and support healthier choices.  Addressing inequalities by focusing on removing barriers to good health.

PHE is an executive agency of the Department of Health
Includes Local Health, an online tool that presents data on populations in England

The Scottish Government – Health and Community Care

This section contains statistics and links to sources of data on the health of people in Scotland, and NHS and Local Authority data on the provision and use of health and community care services in Scotland. More detailed statistics on health, including NHS costs and workforce, can be obtained from Information Services Division of NHS Scotland. The Scottish Public Health Observatory is also a useful source of data on public health in Scotland

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Statistical outputs contain a comprehensive set of information on health, health services and social services in Wales. They cover a wide range of topics including waiting times, complaints to the NHS and Mental Health Services.

Office for National Statistics

Includes population statistics, cancer incidence, provision of unpaid care and other health and social care statistics.

Kings Fund quarterly monitoring report

Produces a quarterly report that examines the views of finance directors on the productivity challenge they face, as well as some key NHS performance data – including delayed transfers of care, hospital-acquired infections, workforce and redundancy figures, and hospital and diagnostic test waiting times. They also produce a quarterly report that examines the views of finance directors on the productivity challenge they face, as well as some key NHS performance data.

Nuffield Trust

The Nuffield Trust is an authoritative and independent source of evidence-based research and policy analysis for improving health care in the UK. Their aim is to help provide the evidence
base for better health care.

Key areas: commissioning, competition, efficiency and productivity, evaluation, integrated care, NHS reform, predictive risk, quality of care, research methods and information tools.

NHS confederation

They have compiled some key statistics on the NHS. This data was last updated in May 2013. The figures apply to England, unless otherwise stated.

Includes data on funding, NHS organisations, NHS staff, management, international comparisons, patient experience, NHS activity, Health and population.

NHS Choices

Research and clinical trials are an everyday part of the work done in the NHS.

The people who carry out research are mostly the same doctors and healthcare professionals who treat people. Their aim is to find better ways of looking after patients and keeping people healthy.

There are many different types of research and they cover a range of activities, from working in a scientific laboratory to carefully noting patterns of health and disease and developing new treatments.

Health and social care research looks at many different issues, from illness, disease and disability to the way that health and social care services are provided by the NHS.

NHS National Institute for Health Research

Improving the health and wealth of the nation through research.

The new NIHR Journals Library was officially launched at an event in central London on 20 June 2013, by Lord Howe the Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Quality, Department of Health.

The NIHR Journals Library will provide full publication and open access to an extensive body of health research. It comprises a suite of five programme-specific journal series, published online, which are fully searchable and provide a comprehensive record of work funded by these NIHR programmes. Building on the success of the existing Health Technology Assessment journal, the library will give accessible full publication of  findings of the research commissioned by these programmes and will provide an important permanent and comprehensive record of the work which has been funded. 

Health Service Journal (HSJ)

A source for NHS news and jobs.  From commissioning to mental health, from policy making to the front line, HSJ offers news, analysis and opinion.

British Journal of Healthcare Management

British Journal of Healthcare Management (BJHCM) is the independent monthly journal which is essential reading for all health service managers, policymakers, influencers and commentators.  Articles on research topics published

The Guardian Healthcare Professionals Network

Insight, advice and best practice from the sector.  Articles and comments.

Hospital episode statistics (and PBR statistics)

HES is a data warehouse containing details of all admissions, outpatient appointments and A&E attendances at NHS hospitals in England.

HES provides data for a wide range of healthcare analysis for the NHS, government and others including: national bodies and regulators, local commissioning organisations, provider organisations, researchers and commercial healthcare bodies, patients, service users and carersospital episode statistics (and PBR statistics).

PBR guidance

Tariff and guidance to support Payment by Results (PbR) to healthcare providers in 2013 to 2014.

NHS Research & Development Forum

The Forum is a not-for-profit membership organisation that aims to support the NHS Research Community in developing, managing and delivering high quality research in the NHS.

Membership of the Forum is free and open to anyone involved in or interested in managing and planning research and development in the NHS. Joining the Forum ensures that you receive regular email newsletters, keeping you informed of conferences and other activities of the Forum.

NHS Research Scotland

For the health industry, researchers and the public.  Includes Scottish Health Research register, recruiting for research.


Australia’s Health Workforce online

In Australia, government supported health workforce planning and research occurs at both the national and state/territory levels. Australia-wide activities are undertaken by the National Health Workforce Taskforce (NHWT), overseen and co-ordinated by the Health Workforce Principal Committee (HWPC).

The HWPC is the Australian Health Ministers’ Advisory Council’s principal advisor on national health workforce policy and strategic priorities.
Department of Health and Ageing
ACT Health
Queensland Health
NSW Health
Department of Health, South Australia
Department of Health and Human Services, Tasmania
Department of Health and Families, Northern Territory
Department of Human Services, Victoria
Victorian Government Health Information
VicHealth – Victorian Health Promotion Foundation
Department of Health, Western Australia

Australian Primary Health Care Research & Information Service

Generating, managing and sharing information and knowledge about Australian primary health care.

Australian Institute of Health and Welfare

Authoritative information and statistics to promote better health and wellbeing.


Canadian Institute for Health Information

Mandate: To lead the development and maintenance of comprehensive and integrated health information that enables sound policy and effective health system management that improve health and health care.

Health Canada

Health Canada is the Federal department responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting individual choices and circumstances.

Statistics  Canada

Canadian Health statistics including health publications, health surveys and statistical programs, health summary tables, health data in CANSIM, data for researchers.