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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Patients newly diagnosed via the urgent suspected cancer route starting treatment by month

Note that data included in this statistical release covers a time period during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has affected both how some NHS services have been offered and people's choices regarding health services. See the latest release for more information.

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Click here to sortTotal starting treatment within 62 daysClick here to sortTotal starting treatmentClick here to sort% Starting treatment within 62 daysClick here to sortTotal number of urgent suspected cancer referrals received and confirmed urgent by the specialistCardiff 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.
April 2005Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.20527474.81,813
May 2005Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.18725872.52,141
June 2005Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.19728668.92,385
July 2005Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.21732267.42,201
August 2005Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.21030968.02,238
September 2005Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.17427363.72,201
October 2005Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.14824161.42,118
November 2005Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.17629060.72,071
December 2005Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.17126265.31,792
January 2006Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.17527264.31,844
February 2006Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.15524762.82,033
March 2006Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.18128962.62,437
April 2006Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.18826870.12,130
May 2006Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.20128969.62,664
June 2006Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.22832270.82,401
July 2006Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.25434174.52,599
August 2006Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.22832370.62,500
September 2006Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.22931572.72,496
October 2006Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.27137173.02,749
November 2006Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.26735974.42,824
December 2006Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.26032280.72,197
January 2007Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.30537681.12,640
February 2007Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.27232583.72,550
March 2007Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.31233792.62,879
April 2007Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.29332191.32,585
May 2007Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.35038590.93,044
June 2007Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.34037690.43,053
July 2007Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.35238092.63,323
August 2007Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.36439292.93,223
September 2007Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.34136493.73,001
October 2007Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.36038992.53,616
November 2007Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.36338594.33,352
December 2007Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.30832694.52,569
January 2008Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.35036396.43,412
February 2008Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.36937797.93,584
March 2008Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.36336798.93,047
April 2008Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.33434297.74,031
May 2008Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.33534696.83,679
June 2008Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.38940496.33,490
July 2008Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.39041494.23,339
August 2008Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.32733896.73,140
September 2008Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.38541592.83,960
October 2008Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.40943494.24,119
November 2008Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.40042095.23,602
December 2008Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.36139192.33,213
January 2009Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.38041092.73,676
February 2009Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.36138992.83,486
March 2009Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.38340993.64,250
April 2009Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.38941094.93,966
May 2009Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.36339991.03,515
June 2009Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.44148291.54,000
July 2009Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.44848692.24,159
August 2009Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.33737689.63,306
September 2009Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.35940189.53,620
October 2009Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.34038688.14,103
November 2009Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.36939194.43,762
December 2009Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.35738393.23,281
January 2010Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.33336391.73,537
February 2010Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.30934689.33,911
March 2010Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.43046991.74,217
April 2010Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.35339290.13,878
May 2010Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.39643790.63,813
June 2010Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.38842591.34,736
July 2010Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.42043796.14,225
August 2010Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.37539395.43,847
September 2010Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.40845789.34,168
October 2010Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.35938094.53,723
November 2010Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.40143392.63,928
December 2010Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.35538193.22,895
January 2011Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.33636691.83,457
February 2011Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.32736090.83,786
March 2011Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.39744190.04,162
April 2011Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.34738789.73,704
May 2011Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.34740386.14,103
June 2011Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.36843085.64,783
July 2011Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.42547988.74,023
August 2011Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.41845891.34,441
September 2011Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.36941888.34,340
October 2011Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.38243388.24,460
November 2011Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.41245590.54,276
December 2011Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.37440692.13,811
January 2012Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.38342490.34,558
February 2012Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.37642688.34,368
March 2012Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.40644790.84,661
April 2012Data was published quarterly up until April 2012. Prior to that, monthly data was management information.36541987.14,333
May 201245251687.65,126
June 201235039289.34,540
July 201240146286.85,335
August 201241748985.35,367
September 201236242285.85,103
October 201243449987.05,849
November 201241248385.35,304
December 201236042584.74,013
January 201339447782.65,328
February 201336344282.14,965
March 201340847486.14,733
April 201338547880.55,169
May 201339046683.75,131
June 201338747681.35,010
July 201348156984.56,279
August 201342848388.65,386
September 201344951786.85,609
October 201350154292.46,314
November 201352056592.05,937
December 201344648592.05,188
January 201451356690.65,840
February 201446651590.55,056
March 201442548487.85,365
April 201448253789.85,452
May 2014The performance against the 31 day target for Wales in May 2014 was 97.99 when shown to 2 decimal places42447988.55,860
June 201447956884.36,168
July 201454563585.87,000
August 201442149485.25,850
September 201451060584.35,675
October 201451359086.96,312
November 201449855789.46,017
December 201452760187.75,865
January 201546256082.56,850
February 201540649182.77,173
March 201549857786.36,645
April 2015Cardiff 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 2015.44151685.56,837
May 201543251084.76,752
June 201548157983.17,396
July 201552360087.27,934
August 201545955083.56,780
September 201551860385.96,519
October 201548459980.86,415
November 201548457484.36,959
December 201549557486.26,420
January 201649256986.56,701
February 201648555986.87,469
March 201648656785.77,231
April 201649757386.78,180
May 201653460388.67,965
June 201657866886.57,662
July 201652661485.77,744
August 201654663885.67,793
September 201655366083.87,949
October 201653462385.78,001
November 201652861086.68,042
December 201649958086.06,983
January 201759468387.07,867
February 201751259086.87,602
March 201763671289.38,838
April 201750256289.36,983
May 201754463485.88,431
June 201753764183.88,788
July 201754962188.48,266
August 201757465787.48,047
September 201752461385.57,824
October 201755763787.48,315
November 201763470390.28,185
December 201746453287.26,672
January 201852962085.38,171
February 201851659387.07,989
March 201856063188.78,682
April 201847956085.59,174
May 201857668684.09,615
June 201856866185.99,278
July 201861972485.59,614
August 201862271587.09,820
September 201856066584.29,172
October 201868879486.610,612
November 201863073985.39,820
December 201856464287.97,842
January 201958168085.410,252
February 201957467485.29,734
March 201955764886.010,198
April 2019From 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. 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.57267484.99,675
May 201957472179.610,658
June 201952165679.49,897
July 201959975179.811,057
August 201958671781.79,424
September 201953266380.210,111
October 201958972481.411,200
November 201951163580.59,906
December 201954567680.68,505
January 202054569079.010,775
February 202052567777.59,472
March 202063881078.87,041
April 202045159975.33,587
May 202034143977.75,679
June 202046659678.28,048
July 202053265281.69,736
August 202047462376.18,571
September 202050468573.69,867

Metadata

Title

Monthly Cancer Waiting Times via the Urgent Suspected Cancer route (April 2005 onwards)

Last update

19 November 2020 19 November 2020

Next update

23 December 2020

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Cancer waiting times data, Welsh Local Health Boards

Contact email

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation

National Statistics

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.

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.


Revisions information

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.

Note that data included in this statistical release covers a time period during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, which has affected both how some NHS services have been offered and people's choices regarding health services. See the latest release for more information.

Keywords

cancer; waiting times; health