From April 2011, the Department of Health introduced five new headline indicators and three supporting indicators to cover all Emergency departments in England.
These indicators have been designed to present a comprehensive and balanced view of the care delivered by Emergency departments and accurately reflect the experience and safety of patients and the effectiveness of the care they receive.
All trusts were expected to achieve the total time in department measure from the 1st April 2011. Trusts are expected to show progress towards achievement of the other four headline and supporting indicators during 2011.
Five headline indicators are:
- Total time in Emergency department
- Time to initial assessment
- Time to treatment
- Unplanned re-attendance rate
- Left without being seen rate
Further information on indicator definitions are available to download in PDF format.
Standards, not targets
It is important to note that these are standards and not targets the onus is on continual clinical and service improvement rather than trying to achieve a value.
This information is designed to share with our patients, members and the public how we are doing against these new indicators on a monthly basis.
Latest outcomes from August 2012
|Indicator||key measure||threshold||met||actual||No of attendances|
|Timeliness||Total Time in ED||95th percentile||240 mins||Yes||238 mins||6744|
|for admitted patients*||95th percentile||240 mins||No||325 mins|
|for non admitted patients*||95th percentile||240 mins||Yes||230 mins|
|Time to initial assessment||95th percentile||15 mins||Yes||0 mins|
|Time to treatment||Median time||60 mins||Yes||52 mins|
|Patient Impact||Unplanned re-attendance rate||percentage||<=5%||Yes||2.1%|
|Left without being seen||percentage||<=5%||Yes||1.8%|
Notes: The above table shows that all of the five indicators (excluding *) have been met by the Trust for the month of January 2012.
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