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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 sites1,5651,5841,7341,7481,6281,6051,7531,7471,6951,8441,9121,8131,985
All sitesHead and neck786474937682879169102959896
Upper Gastrointestinal869089102109107120112991299392117
Lower Gastrointestinal150142161173176148137146164149196190189
Lung208197195205185205217190189206225195196
Sarcoma527946151371185
Skin227285321326244258309334277311358355355
Brain/Central Nervous System01231211021000
Breast266276310309254270288294272298281294330
Gynaecological97921059692869491110103111118107
Urological388364393360402369397400445447443389477
Haematological39484647445052524457664482
Acute Leukaemia1351012106221
Children's cancer0102311021020
Other20192622272133351927312630

Metadata

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

Last update
18 May 2017 18 May 2017

Next update
17 August 2017

Publishing organisation
Welsh Government

Source 1
Cancer waiting times data, Welsh Local Health Boards

Contact email
stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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.

Revisions information
Cardiff and Vale University Health Board have recently 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. We are currently investigating the issue with the health board who hope to resubmit the data before the next quarterly update.

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

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