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Data Provider: Welsh Government Experimental Statistics Suspected cancer pathway (closed pathways): The number of patients downgraded, starting first definitive treatment and those starting first definitive treatment within target by local health board, tumour site, age group, gender, measure and month

Experimental Statistics: Under the suspected cancer pathway, a pathway starts at the point of suspicion (for example when a GP makes a referral) and this is when the recorded waiting time starts. The pathway is closed, and their waiting time ends, when the patient starts their first definitive treatment, is downgraded (told they do not have cancer), chooses not to have treatment or if the patient dies. The new data collection will be based on closed pathway data (pathways that have started their first definitive treatment) and will measure activity through the number of patients being treated or being told by a specialist that they do not have cancer, rather than the number of patients entering the pathway.

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Click here to sortThe number of patients starting their first definitive treatment in the monthClick here to sortThe number of patients downgraded (informed they do not have cancer)Click here to sortThe number of patients starting their first definitive treatment in the month within 62 days of first being suspected of cancer (no suspensions)Click here to sortThe percentage of patients starting their first definitive treatment in the month within 62 days of first being suspected of cancer (no suspensions)
[Collapse]Wales1,3457,99988265.6
WalesBetsi Cadwaladr3071,16922071.7
Powys.The data item is not applicable22.The data item is not applicable.The data item is not applicable
Hywel Dda2081,00213765.9
Aneurin Bevan2691,84217765.8
Cardiff & Vale University1681,14910864.3
Cwm Taf Morgannwg2161,57713261.1
Swansea Bay1771,23810861.0

Metadata

Title

Suspected cancer pathway (closed pathways): The number of patients downgraded, starting first definitive treatment and those starting first definitive treatment within 62 days of first being suspected of cancer by local health board, tumour site, age group, gender, measure and month

Last update

18/02/2021 18/02/2021

Next update

18/03/2021

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Suspected Cancer Pathway, NHS Wales Informatics Service (NWIS)

Contact email

stats.healthinfo@gov.wales

Designation

Experimental statistics

Lowest level of geographical disaggregation

Local health boards

Geographical coverage

Local health boards

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

Under the suspected cancer pathway, a pathway starts at the point of suspicion (for example when a GP makes a referral) and this is when the recorded waiting time starts. The pathway is closed, and their waiting time ends, when the patient starts their first definitive treatment, is downgraded (told they do not have cancer), chooses not to have treatment or if the patient dies. The new data collection will be based on closed pathway data (pathways that have started their first definitive treatment) and will measure activity through the number of patients being treated or being told by a specialist that they do not have cancer, rather than the number of patients entering the pathway.

A number of wider measures from the suspected cancer pathway are planned to be published in March, to provide more context to the activity and performance of cancer services in Wales. It is planned that a more robust data collection of open pathway data will happen later in 2021.



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

December 2020 onwards

Revisions information

Data is subject to revision

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 Suspected Cancer Pathway