Medical Treatments

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 19th September 2018.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government how many NHS-funded trauma and orthopaedic procedures have been undertaken by independent providers in each of the last five years; and what percentage of overall NHS trauma and orthopaedic procedures they represent.

Photo of Lord O'Shaughnessy Lord O'Shaughnessy The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The following table shows a count of finished consultant episodes (FCEs) with a treatment specialty for 'orthopaedic procedures' that were carried out by the independent sector in England from 2012-13 to 2016-17 and the percentage of overall National Health Service trauma and orthopaedic procedures they represent.

Financial Year

All organisations

Independent sector

Independent sector as a %

2012-13

1,179,744

138,415

11.7%

2013-14

1,215,408

153,500

12.6%

2014-15

1,228,770

195,783

15.9%

2015-16

1,205,016

184,511

15.3%

2016-17

1,209,766

195,601

16.2%

Source: Hospital Episode Statistics, NHS Digital

Note:

  1. A 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.

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