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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 sites1,5651,5841,7341,7481,6281,6051,7531,7471,6951,8441,9121,8131,9851,837
All sitesHead and neck786474937682879169102959896106
Upper Gastrointestinal869089102109107120112991299392117126
Lower Gastrointestinal150142161173176148137146164149196190189197
Lung208197195205185205217190189206225195196173
Sarcoma52794615137118514
Skin227285321326244258309334277311358355355321
Brain/Central Nervous System012312110210000
Breast266276310309254270288294272298281294330303
Gynaecological97921059692869491110103111118107128
Urological388364393360402369397400445447443389477392
Haematological3948464744505252445766448248
Acute Leukaemia13510121062214
Children's cancer01023110210200
Other2019262227213335192731263025

Metadata

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

Last update
17 August 2017 17 August 2017

Next update
23 November 2017

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