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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Patient pathways waiting to start treatment by month, grouped weeks and treatment function, September 2011 to December 2020

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.

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Dec-2011December 2011 to February 2012 figures for Aneurin Bevan for those waiting to start treatment and those treated, as well as March 2012 figures for those treated, are estimated using their data for November 2011. Also, the data since April 2012 for those treated is not fully validated. This is following the implementation of a new Patient Administration System at the end of 2011.ErrorErrorErrorError
Jan-2012December 2011 to February 2012 figures for Aneurin Bevan for those waiting to start treatment and those treated, as well as March 2012 figures for those treated, are estimated using their data for November 2011. Also, the data since April 2012 for those treated is not fully validated. This is following the implementation of a new Patient Administration System at the end of 2011.ErrorErrorErrorError
Feb-2012December 2011 to February 2012 figures for Aneurin Bevan for those waiting to start treatment and those treated, as well as March 2012 figures for those treated, are estimated using their data for November 2011. Also, the data since April 2012 for those treated is not fully validated. This is following the implementation of a new Patient Administration System at the end of 2011.ErrorErrorErrorError
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Oct-2015October 2015 figures for the specialities Allied Health Professionals and Diagnostic Services for the Cwm Taf University LHB could not be accurately provided. Therefore, figures for September 2015 have been used as estimates.ErrorErrorErrorError
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Feb-2017Prior to February 2017, rheumatology data for Betsi Cadwaladr has been over reported due to the fact that they erroneously included DEXA scans in the data they submitted, which are not reportable under RTT.  From February 2017 onwards the data submitted by the health board is correct.ErrorErrorErrorError
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May-2019Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
Jun-2019Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
Jul-2019Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
Aug-2019Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
Sep-2019Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
Oct-2019Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
Nov-2019Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
Dec-2019Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
Jan-2020Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
Feb-2020Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
Mar-2020Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
Apr-2020Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
May-2020Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
Jun-2020Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
Jul-2020Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
Aug-2020Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
Sep-2020Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
Oct-2020Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
Nov-2020Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError
Dec-2020Data revised on 18/08/2022 to include closed pathway data for Cwm Taf. Other small revisions were made for open pathway data for this month. See the latest release for more information.ErrorErrorErrorError

Metadata

General description

This table provides the current data on referral to treatment waiting times for patient pathways waiting (open pathway) to start treatment by grouped weeks.

Hywel Dda health board has no patients waiting for audiological medicine from January 2019 onwards, this is due to the service moving into the community based model.

Prior to February 2017, rheumatology data for Betsi Cadwaladr has been over reported due to the fact that they erroneously included DEXA scans in the data they submitted. From February 2017 onwards the data submitted by the health board is correct. The health board is currently investigating whether it will be possible to resubmit their historic data excluding DEXA scans, as these are not reportable under RTT.

From April 2016, there has been a change in the treatment function codes submitted by the local health boards.

In March 2016, we changed some of the terminology used in referral to treatment reporting. Previously, when publishing these statistics, we used the terminology ‘patients’. However, some users misinterpreted this as unique patients. It is possible that a person could be on a number of different lists waiting for different conditions – i.e. there would be one patient but more than one pathway. Due to the RTT dataset being an aggregate data collection we’re not able to measure the number of unique patients. Therefore, we are using the terminology ‘patient pathways’, to better reflect the fact that one person can be on multiple waiting lists. The methodology use to measure and calculate these statistics has not changed. This is also more consistent with the other nations of the UK in their reporting of RTT.


Data collection and calculation

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From 1st April 2019 health service provision for residents of Bridgend local authority moved from Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to Cwm Taf. For more information see the joint statement from Cwm Taf and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Boards (see weblinks). The health board names have changed with Cwm Taf University Health Board becoming Cwm Taf Morgannwg University Health Board and Abertawe Bro Morgannwg University Health Board becoming Swansea Bay University Health Board. A link to the statement from the minister for health and social service can be found in the weblinks section.

Frequency of publication

Monthly

Data reference periods

September 2011 onwards

Users, uses and context

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Title

Combined Referral to Treatment waiting times - patients waiting (September 2011 onwards)

Last update

22/08/2022 22/08/2022

Next update

no further updates, unless subject to revision

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Referral to treatment times (RTT), Digital Health and Care Wales (DHCW)

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

Statistical quality

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Keywords

waiting times; health; treatment; hospital