Emergency care activity returns and guidance

Date published: 07 March 2018

The information presented on emergency care within the publication is derived from the statistical returns listed below.


  • Information on emergency care waiting times is collected monthly using the emergency care waiting times return (EC1). It records all new and unplanned review attendances at emergency care departments.  Whilst information on attendances including new, unplanned and planned reviews (KH09(ii)) is collected on a quarterly basis. All information is validated with health and social care trusts at the end of each year prior to publication.
  • Technical guidance for each of 2015/16 targets and indicators or performance are also provided below. These outline how each of the target and indicators are measured, and detail any inclusions and exclusions.
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