ROCR: Consultation on a proposed survey - NAO Census of Trusts - Elective Care Waiting Lists

Closed 26 Apr 2013

Opened 17 Apr 2013

Feedback Updated 21 May 2013

We Asked

We consulted on a one-off survey with had the purpose of collecting information on Trust's managment of waiting lists including how they make appointments, compliance with national mandatory guidelines and data validation. This information is not available elsewhere and will provide a national picture of elective care waiting list management. This information will inform the findings and recommendations of the National Audit Office study. With the census results published in an aggregate form within a value for money report laid in the House of Commons.

You Said

Feeback indicated that the proposed time burden to respond was reasonable.

We Did

As you did not raise any concerns we approved the collection as submitted to us.


To ROCR Consultation Panel

The Review of Central Returns team (ROCR) are evaluating an application to collect data for NAO Census of Trusts - Elective Care Waiting Lists

Below are details that have been submitted to ROCR to be considered for approval. We would like to invite you to let us know your views on this collection through spending a few minutes completing a simple feedback form.

  • The supporting documents are attached at the bottom of this page.
  • To complete the feedback form please click on the “online survey” link below.
  • On the feedback form all fields can be completed or, to simply submit a comment, please complete question 8 only

This information will help us to make a recommendation to Minister as whether to approve this collection and if so the terms of the licence issued for the proposal, and to provide accurate information as to the overall burden that will be imposed upon the NHS as a result of this data collection.

All responses from Trusts will be passed to the sponsor in an anonymised format.

Please Note:

  • This email can be forwarded to other colleagues within your own organisation or to another healthcare organisation who you feel would like to provide comments.
  • If you have any problems with this consultation please do let the ROCR team know.


What Happens Next

Thank you to all respondents the feedback received will be passed to the collection owner for a response and will be used in formulating our response.


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  • Acute Non Foundation Trusts
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