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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Urgent suspected cancer referrals and patients starting treatment, by local health board and quarter
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[Collapse]Wales24,83926,29226,03926,02825,04426,68629,97430,71030,76732,186
Wales[Expand]Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board6,1426,3876,5076,5016,2996,5887,1617,3507,1747,693
[Expand]Hywel Dda University Health Board3,1993,4023,1133,1613,0103,1413,7303,9184,4284,412
[Expand]Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board5,2795,6115,7275,6885,3665,7926,4496,3175,8796,371
[Expand]Cwm Taf University Health Board2,4552,6342,3552,5982,4812,4962,8412,7962,6472,861
[Expand]Aneurin Bevan University Health Board4,3124,6934,6264,5214,3944,7215,4496,0796,4596,505
[Expand]Cardiff and Vale University Health Board3,4523,5653,7113,5593,4943,9484,3444,2504,1804,344

Metadata

Title
Quarterly Cancer Waiting Times USC (Quarter Ending December 2009 onwards)

Last update
24 May 2019 24 May 2019

Next update
22 August 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 treated via the urgent route. The national target for these patients is:
at least 95 per cent of patients newly diagnosed with cancer, via the urgent suspected cancer route will start definitive treatment within 62 days of receipt of referral.

This table includes information on the number of urgent suspected cancer patients referred from primary care and confirmed urgent by the specialist. Not all of these patients will go on to have treatment, as further tests might show that they do not have cancer. This information has been included to provide additional contextual information for users to aid understanding on the performance of the health service in Wales.


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

Frequency of publication
Quarterly

Data reference periods
Quarter ending December 2009 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. 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.

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