Health Statistics User Group

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We aim to represent all users of health and health services statistics, and believe that one of the strengths of the Group is that it provides a regular forum where all users can meet and exchange ideas, across disciplinary or organisational boundaries
Our activities are aimed at:
- maintaining and improving data quality
- data access, and
- use of health and health services statistics.

Subject: Monitoring Review NHS Hospital Waiting Times Statistics by UK Statistics Authority

1.  Monitoring Review NHS Hospital Waiting Times Statistics by UK Statistics Authority

Posted 13-02-2013 10:10
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The UK Statistics Authority is therefore performing a Monitoring Review of NHS Hospital Waiting Times Statistics. The outline for the Review can be found at

This Monitoring Review will examine the consistency and reliability of Hospital Waiting Times statistics across all four UK administrations. It will consider the production and publication of the statistics, focusing on elective waiting times collated from hospital data, such as outpatient referrals and subsequent inpatient or day case treatment. 

The Review will focus on the following aspects of the Code of Practice:
    Principle 1: Meeting user needs
    Principle 4: Sound methods and assured quality
    Principle 8: Frankness and accessibility
    Protocol 1: User engagement
    Protocol 3: The use of administrative sources for statistical purposes 

We would welcome your views on any of the issues to be covered in this review. Please send any comments to: by 23 April 2013 if possible but late responses would still be welcome.