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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Urgent suspected cancer referrals and patients starting treatment, by tumour site and quarter
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[Collapse]All sites1,7341,7481,6281,6051,7531,7471,6951,8441,9121,8131,9851,8371,891
All sitesHead and neck7493768287916910295989610686
Upper Gastrointestinal8910210910712011299129939211712698
Lower Gastrointestinal161173176148137146164149196190189197182
Lung195205185205217190189206225195196173203
Sarcoma79461513711851411
Skin321326244258309334277311358355355321375
Brain/Central Nervous System23121102100000
Breast310309254270288294272298281294330303312
Gynaecological1059692869491110103111118107128124
Urological393360402369397400445447443389477392414
Haematological46474450525244576644824857
Acute Leukaemia5101210622141
Children's cancer0231102102000
Other26222721333519273126302528

Metadata

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

Last update
23 November 2017 23 November 2017

Next update
22 February 2018

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.

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