Hip Replacements

Department of Health written question – answered on 20th October 2014.

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Photo of Oliver Colvile Oliver Colvile Conservative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many hip replacement operations were conducted in (a) Devon and Cornwall and (b) England in (i) 2013 and (ii) 2014.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

In the following table, we have provided information concerning the number of finished consultant episodes (FCEs)1 with a main or secondary procedure2 of hip replacement3 in Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Area Team of Treatment, and England.

Data for 2013-14 is currently provisional and will be published once it has been validated.


Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly Area Team of Treatment





Activity in English NHS Hospitals and English NHS commissioned activity in the independent sector


1. A finished consultant episode (FCE) is a continuous period of admitted patient care under one consultant within one healthcare provider. FCEs are counted against the year in which they end. Figures do not represent the number of different patients, as a person may have more than one episode of care within the same stay in hospital or in different stays in the same year.

2. The number of episodes where the procedure (or intervention) was recorded in any of the 24 (12 from 2002-03 to 2006-07 and 4 prior to 2002-03) procedure fields in a Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) record. A record is only included once in each count, even if the procedure is recorded in more than one procedure field of the record. Note that more procedures are carried out than episodes with a main or secondary procedure.

3. Coding used includes replacements, revisions and conversions of both hip replacements and hemiarthroplasty.

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics (HES), Health and Social Care Information Centre

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