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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Patients newly diagnosed via the urgent suspected cancer route starting treatment by local health board and month
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[Collapse]Wales560686661724715665794739642680674657618
Wales[Expand]Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board99146150145156159176136125154146138101
[Expand]Hywel Dda University Health Board80871009211097107117111998395104
[Expand]Swansea Bay University Health Board............92
[Expand]Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board146156138153152146191161126144124132.
[Expand]Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board............120
[Expand]Cwm Taf University Health Board497966808056788158737853.
[Expand]Aneurin Bevan University Health Board11412899144128116158144138125151133113
[Expand]Cardiff and Vale University Health Board729010811089918410084859210688

Metadata

Title
Monthly Cancer Waiting Times via the Urgent Suspected Cancer route (April 2012 onwards)

Last update
20 June 2019 20 June 2019

Next update
18 July 2019

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Cancer waiting times data, Welsh Local Health Boards

Contact email
stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation
National Statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation
Local health boards

Geographical coverage
Wales

Languages covered
English and Welsh

Data licensing
You may use and re-use this data free of charge in any format or medium, under the terms of the Open Government License - see http://www.nationalarchives.gov.uk/doc/open-government-licence

General description
The patients shown here are those newly diagnosed with cancer who started definitive treatment via the Urgent Suspected Cancer route. The national target for these patients is: at least 95 per cent of patients diagnosed with cancer, via the urgent suspected cancer route will start definitive treatment within 62 days of receipt of referral.

Care should be taken when interpreting percentages, especially when dealing with small numbers.


Data collection and calculation
Please find this information in the related statistical release, as per the given weblink.

From 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. For more information see the joint statement from Cwm Taf and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Boards (see weblinks). The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board. A link to the statement from the minister for health and social service can be found in the weblinks section.


Frequency of publication
Monthly

Data reference periods
April 2012 onwards

Users, uses and context
Please find this information in the related statistical release, as per the given weblink.

Statistical quality
Please find this information in the related statistical release, as per the given weblink.

Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have informed us that some of the historical figures they have provided for the number of patients confirmed as urgent suspected cancer may not be accurate. Specifically, figures for the upper and lower gastrointestinal tumour sites have been underreported prior to April 2015.

Weblinks
The most recent statistical release can be found on the following weblink:
https://gov.wales/nhs-cancer-waiting-times

Keywords
cancer; waiting times; health