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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Patients newly diagnosed not via the urgent suspected cancer route starting treatment by local health board, tumour site and month

From February 2021, data is only published for the suspected cancer pathway. Targets for the urgent and not via the urgent pathway have ceased and no new data will be collected or published for these pathways.

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Click here to sortHead and neckClick here to sortUpper GastrointestinalCardiff 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. Prior to November 2017, one site in Betsi Cadwaladr reported all patients being referred for an upper and lower endoscopy as a UGI referral.  However, following discussions with information department, these patients requiring upper and lower endoscopy are now being split between LGI and UGI.Click here to sortLower GastrointestinalCardiff 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. Prior to November 2017, one site in Betsi Cadwaladr reported all patients being referred for an upper and lower endoscopy as a UGI referral.  However, following discussions with information department, these patients requiring upper and lower endoscopy are now being split between LGI and UGI.Click here to sortLungClick here to sortSarcomaThere has been an increase in urgent suspected cancer referrals for sarcoma at Swansea Bay health board in April 2019. Prior to April 2019, urgent suspected cancer referrals for sarcoma at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg health board were included under ‘other’ or ‘skin’. From April 2019, they have all been recorded under sarcoma by Swansea Bay, hence the increase.Click here to sortSkinClick here to sortBrain/Central Nervous SystemClick here to sortBreastClick here to sortGynaecologicalClick here to sortUrologicalClick here to sortHaematologicalClick here to sortAcute LeukaemiaClick here to sortChildren's cancerIncludes all patients under 16 years of age at date of first definitive treatment.Click here to sortOtherIncludes all other cancers not mentioned above.
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WalesBetsi Cadwaladr University Health BoardPrior to November 2017, one site in Betsi Cadwaladr reported all patients being referred for an upper and lower endoscopy as a UGI referral.  However, following discussions with information department, these patients requiring upper and lower endoscopy are now being split between LGI and UGI.614221702311784514204173
Hywel Dda University Health Board41415141421651812312111
Swansea Bay University Health BoardFrom 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.33970925311810364
Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health BoardFrom 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..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health BoardFrom 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.21215203531241913003111
Cwm Taf University Health BoardFrom 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..The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Aneurin Bevan University Health Board61712152164821410101108
Cardiff and Vale University Health BoardCardiff 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 2015.1313161226211410163

Metadata

Title

Monthly Cancer Waiting Times Not via the Urgent Suspected Cancer route (April 2012 to November 2020)

Last update

21 January 2021 21 January 2021

Next update

No longer updated

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

From February 2021, data is only published for the suspected cancer pathway. Targets for the urgent and not via the urgent pathway have ceased and no new data will be collected or published for these pathways. The patients shown here are those treated via the non urgent route. The national target for these patients is: at least 98 per cent of patients newly diagnosed with cancer, not via the urgent route will start definitive treatment within 31 days of diagnosis (regardless of the referral route).
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.

Revisions information

From the June 2020 release we started providing monthly breakdowns on those beginning cancer treatment by tumour site in addition to the current breakdown of local health board

Statistical quality

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

From February 2021, data is only published for the suspected cancer pathway. Targets for the urgent and not via the urgent pathway have ceased and no new data will be collected or published for these pathways. 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