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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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WalesBetsi Cadwaladr University Health Board13911214399146150145156159176136125154
Hywel Dda University Health Board9283938087100921109710711711199
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board116121143146156138153152146191161126144
Cwm Taf University Health Board50515249796680805678815873
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board11713110011412899144128116158144138125
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board1069510072901081108991841008485

Metadata

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

Last update
21 March 2019 21 March 2019

Next update
18 April 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.

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:
http://gov.wales/statistics-and-research/nhs-cancer-waiting-times/?lang=en

Keywords
cancer; waiting times; health