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Out-patients: Attendance

Volume 458: debated on Monday 12 March 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many out-patient did-not-attends there were in each quarter since the quarter ending June 1997 (a) in England and (b) broken down by NHS organisation; and what proportion this represented in each quarter. (123144)

Information on the number and percentage of did-not-attends (DNAs) for first, follow-up and total consultant-led out-patient attendances has been placed in the Library. Data have been supplied for 1996-07 to the second quarter of 2006-07. However, the data for 1996-07 to 1999-2000 are at England level only and on annual basis only; and the data for 2000-01 are on an annual basis only.