Cancelled Planned Operations
Data and Resources
Cancellations by HospitalCSV
The number of cancelled planned operations in Scotland by NHS hospitals....
Cancellations by Health BoardCSV
The number of cancelled planned operations in Scotland by NHS health boards....
Cancellations in ScotlandCSV
The total number of cancelled planned operations in Scotland. Size: 4KB
|Source||NHS Board aggregate submissions to PHS|
|Author||PHS Waiting Times Team|
|Last Updated||May 3, 2022, 09:32 (BST)|
|Created||April 2, 2019, 11:20 (BST)|
|Contact Address||PHS Waiting Times Team, Public Health Scotland, Gyle Square, 1 South Gyle Crescent, Edinburgh, EH12 9EB|
|Time frame of data and timeliness||First Tuesday of following month as of 01 September 2015.|
|Coverage||The data covers all NHS hospitals across Scotland.|
|Completeness||The statistics in this release cover hospitals in Scotland where planned operations take place in theatres. The data do not contain information on procedures which take place in other clinical settings e.g. outpatient departments.|
|Accuracy||These aggregate statistics are subject to basic quality assurance checks by PHS. NHS Boards are required to confirm to PHS that the statistics are accurate.|
|Continuity of data||Monthly data from May 2015.|
|Concepts and definitions||Data are provided from NHS Boards’ Theatre Systems and will include patients who are cancelled the day before, or on the day of their elective operation. This includes urgent procedures and patients who may have their elective (planned) operation cancelled more than once during their stay.|
|Disclosure||The PHS protocol on Statistical Disclosure Protocol is followed.|
|Official statistics designation||Official Statistics|
|Relevance and key uses of the statistics||The waiting time for a planned operation is important to patients. If the NHS is cancelling operations this is a measure of how the NHS is responding to demands for services. Measuring and regular reporting of cancelled operations highlights where there are delays in the system and enables monitoring of the effectiveness of NHS performance throughout the country.|
NHS England publish information on cancelled procedures. The published statistics are not comparable due to definitional differences.