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Out-patients: Attendance

Health written question – answered on 15th October 2012.

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Photo of Gareth Johnson Gareth Johnson Conservative, Dartford

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what proportion of hospital appointments have been missed in (a) Dartford constituency, (b) Kent and (c) the UK; and what estimate he has made of the cost to the public purse in each of the last five years.

Photo of Anna Soubry Anna Soubry The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The available information is shown in the following table.

No estimates have been made centrally of the cost to the national health service of missed out-patient appointments.

Out-patient appointments and missed appointments (DNA), Consultant led, All specialties. 2007-08 to 2011-12—provider based
  First attendances seen First attendances DNA First appointments % first appointments DNA Subsequent attendances seen Subsequent appointments DNA Subsequent appointments % subsequent appointments DNA
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust                
2007-08 43,608 3,401 47,009 7.2 76,682 6,975 83,657 8.3
2008-09 46,009 2,660 48,669 5.5 79,184 7,437 86,621 8.6
2009-10 46,821 3,407 50,228 6.8 77,561 6,781 84,342 8.0
2010-11 48,104 3,545 51,649 6.9 86,063 6,707 92,770 7.2
2011-12 55,259 4,055 59,314 6.8 92,355 6,627 98,982 6.7
                 
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust                
2007-08 155,917 14,840 170,757 8.7 321,609 32,104 353,713 9.1
2008-09 166,401 14,119 180,520 7.8 320,503 31,804 352,307 9.0
2009-10 181,842 16,038 197,880 8.1 318,135 34,559 352,694 9.8
2010-11 203,340 17,714 221,054 8.0 356,106 35,612 391,718 9.1
2011-12 164,350 14,083 178,433 7.9 300,708 26,433 327,141 8.1
                 
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust                
2007-08 85,203 7,060 92,263 7.7 152,058 16,713 168,771 9.9
2008-09 99,062 8,022 107,084 7.5 167,908 18,574 186,482 10.0
2009-10 103,818 7,688 111,506 6.9 155,875 18,029 173,904 10.4
2010-11 99,837 7,729 107,566 7.2 181,030 18,539 199,569 9.3
2011-12 119,989 9,102 129,091 7.1 221,354 21,226 242,580 8.8
                 
Medway NHS Foundation Trust                
2007-08 74,490 7,227 81,717 8.8 146,791 19,299 166,090 11.6
2008-09 80,482 7,063 87,545 8.1 146,735 19,319 166,054 11.6
2009-10 88,015 8,011 96,026 8.3 148,428 18,987 167,415 11.3
2010-11 92,836 8,599 101,435 8.5 176,388 18,941 195,329 9.7
2011-12 92,836 7,790 100,626 7.7 186,906 18,302 205,208 8.9
                 
England                
2007-08 14,287,787 1,380,798 15,668,585 8.8 31,511,555 4,043,078 35,554,633 11.4
2008-09 15,592,337 1,513,370 17,105,707 8.8 33,243,858 4,301,529 37,545,387 11.5
2009-10 16,518,527 1,595,287 18,113,814 8.8 34,462,456 4,283,656 38,746,112 11.1
2010-11 16,953,024 1,607,283 18,560,307 8.7 35,442,802 4,163,416 39,606,218 10.5
2011-12 17,009,687 1,550,188 18,559,875 8.4 36,216,061 3,934,584 40,150,645 9.8
  Total attendances seen Total attendances DNA Total appointments Total appointments DNA
Dartford and Gravesham NHS Trust        
2007-08 120,290 10,376 130,666 7.9
2008-09 125,193 10,097 135,290 7.5
2009-10 124,382 10,188 134,570 7.6
2010-11 134,167 10,252 144,419 7.1
2011-12 147,614 10,682 158,296 6.7
         
East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust        
2007-08 477,526 46,944 524,470 9.0
2008-09 486,904 45,923 532,827 8.6
2009-10 499,977 50,597 550,574 9.2
2010-11 559,446 53,326 612,772 8.7
2011-12 465,058 40,516 505,574 8.0
         
Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust        
2007-08 237,261 23,773 261,034 9.1
2008-09 266,970 26,596 293,566 9.1
2009-10 259,693 25,717 285,410 9.0
2010-11 280,867 26,268 307,135 8.6
2011-12 341,343 30,328 371,671 8.2
         
Medway NHS Foundation Trust        
2007-08 221,281 26,526 247,807 10.7
2008-09 227,217 26,382 253,599 10.4
2009-10 236,443 26,998 263,441 10.2
2010-11 269,224 27,540 296,764 9.3
2011-12 279,742 26,092 305,834 8.5
         
England        
2007-08 45,799,342 5,423,876 51,223,218 10.6
2008-09 48,836,195 5,814,899 54,651,094 10.6
2009-10 50,980,983 5,878,943 56,859,926 10.3
2010-11 52,395,826 5,770,699 58,166,525 9.9
2011-12 53,225,748 5,484,772 58,710,520 9.3

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