Hospital Episode Statistics: Data Collection Strategy

Closed 16 Sep 2013

Opened 22 Jul 2013


The Hospital Episode Statistics (HES) system contains statistical information about the care provided to hospital inpatients, outpatients and accident & emergency (A&E) patients.

HES is currently missing considerable amounts of data that hospitals already record about their patients. In order to continue to raise standards and reduce inequities in care, NHS England believes it is important for this additional data to be incorporated into the next generation of HES.


Why your views matter

The purpose of this consultation is to explore the future development of HES. In particular we are seeking views on what data currently recorded electronically by hospitals should flow into the Health and Social Care Information Centre.

The accompanying narrative document NHS Data and Datasets: A Consultation provides more detail and should be read before completing the online survey.


  • All Areas


  • Clinicians
  • Managers
  • Patients
  • Members of the Public
  • CIOs
  • Health IT System Suppliers
  • Heads of Information
  • Information Managers
  • Data Quality Managers


  • Secondary Uses
  • Commissioning
  • Clinical Safety