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Surgery: Greater London

Volume 503: debated on Thursday 7 January 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in the London borough of (a) Bexley, (b) Bromley and (c) Greenwich underwent elective surgery in the last three years for which figures are available. (308502)

Information is not collected in the format requested. However, the following table shows the number of finished consultant episodes (FCEs) in which an elective procedure or intervention, including but not limited to elective surgery, was performed. A finished consultant episode is a continuous period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one health care provider. Figures do not represent the number of different patients, since one patient may have more than one episode of care within the same stay at hospital, or in different stays within the same year.

Count of finished consultant episodes where a main elective procedure or intervention was performed at Bexley, Bromley and Greenwich Primary Care Trust of responsibility from 2006-07 to 2008-09

FCEs where an elective procedure or intervention was performed

Bexley PCT

Bromley PCT

Greenwich PCT














1. Commissioning responsibility for individual patients rests with the primary care trust (PCT) with whom the patient is registered. This means that patients with a general practitioner (GP) in one PCT area may reside in a neighbouring or other area but remain the responsibility of the PCT with whom their GP of registration is associated. PCTs are also responsible for non-registered patients who are resident within their boundaries.

2. A main elective procedure or intervention is the first recorded procedure or intervention in each episode, usually the most resource intensive procedure or intervention performed during the episode.


Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), The NHS Information Centre for health and social care