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Data Provider: Welsh Government National Statistics Closed patient pathways by month, local health board and weeks waiting

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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Sep-201169,09210,7052,70882,505
Oct-201168,03211,5043,32582,861
Nov-201170,29610,5433,31584,154
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 2011.60,1279,0912,73571,953
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 2011.68,47111,7863,74784,004
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 2011.66,83210,8963,90081,628
Mar-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 2011.68,71710,4864,41083,613
Apr-201264,7409,8082,23476,782
May-201277,60513,1042,72893,437
Jun-2012Due to technical difficulties, Aneurin Bevan were unable to run the report to provide figures for those patient pathways treated for June and July 2012 and to avoid not submitting any figures, the figures for those treated that were previously submitted for May 2012 have been used as estimates.64,42911,6282,56678,623
Jul-2012Due to technical difficulties, Aneurin Bevan were unable to run the report to provide figures for those patient pathways treated for June and July 2012 and to avoid not submitting any figures, the figures for those treated that were previously submitted for May 2012 have been used as estimates.75,41811,7652,85790,040
Aug-201267,41411,0693,06881,551
Sep-201266,68912,9092,47582,073
Oct-201280,02915,4633,27698,768
Nov-201275,35313,6693,72192,743
Dec-201259,5609,6152,63371,808
Jan-201372,94713,9154,07990,941
Feb-201365,67411,9704,39582,039
Mar-201364,06711,1824,29379,542
Apr-201369,81710,3173,02283,156
May-201368,80111,2663,82483,891
Jun-201367,30311,3284,45383,084
Jul-201375,86210,4105,11091,382
Aug-201363,9319,1825,13078,243
Sep-201370,37511,5435,39487,312
Oct-201373,96812,6016,50293,071
Nov-201369,86311,8876,26588,015
Dec-201358,8699,6714,31172,851
Jan-201470,80912,8356,35589,999
Feb-201462,63111,4446,64580,720
Mar-201465,97311,1339,10786,213
Apr-201462,30910,0984,88677,293
May-201464,52610,2445,38180,151
Jun-201468,79111,7436,67187,205
Jul-201473,23810,2917,10690,635
Aug-201459,1628,9196,32774,408
Sep-201471,58812,5187,28391,389
Oct-201474,45412,4758,02494,953
Nov-201468,83710,8637,44787,147
Dec-201464,3659,1845,91179,460
Jan-201567,62311,3117,67486,608
Feb-201563,67911,0788,09382,850
Mar-201570,12611,25810,55691,940
Apr-201562,8119,5816,10078,492
May-201561,1589,6406,78377,581
Jun-201569,23210,9359,84590,012
Jul-201569,14610,1539,28988,588
Aug-201558,6658,7158,51275,892
Sep-201567,69011,97410,26889,932
Oct-201568,20612,2109,42789,843
Nov-201568,06811,9759,22989,272
Dec-201561,11210,6389,01480,764
Jan-201666,23212,8349,95889,024
Feb-201666,06814,51410,22790,809
Mar-201665,28211,48610,42687,194
Apr-2016From April 2016, there has been a change in the treatment function codes submitted by the Local Health Boards.68,18910,8606,54385,592
May-201669,27912,0397,23688,554
Jun-201672,83212,4759,08694,393
Jul-201666,12710,0696,69382,889
Aug-201665,84011,0237,46784,330
Sep-201669,96912,8408,77391,582
Oct-201670,97012,1817,57690,727
Nov-2016November 2016 figures for paediatric surgery at Betsi Cadwaladr could not be accurately provided. Therefore, figures for October 2016 have been used as estimates.73,60213,4559,18196,238
Dec-201660,63110,6877,31578,633
Jan-201771,34413,4228,31393,079
Feb-201764,56913,0379,36786,973
Mar-201775,30013,81611,446100,562
Apr-201761,32910,1565,28676,771
May-201770,38812,9796,79690,163
Jun-201771,28213,6238,51493,419
Jul-201771,90412,2266,91191,041
Aug-201768,64512,3927,80488,841
Sep-201769,32514,4828,31192,118
Oct-201777,25216,0787,936101,266
Nov-201776,11315,7429,808101,663
Dec-201761,10412,0807,92681,110
Jan-201876,54717,9419,753104,241
Feb-201868,74514,97910,23393,957
Mar-201870,08812,69410,16292,944
Apr-201871,92213,4245,05890,404
May-201876,46215,7366,47998,677
Jun-201875,12714,4937,77997,399
Jul-201875,63813,1476,01794,802
Aug-2018Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.60,12610,7105,62776,463
Sep-2018Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.61,65812,3415,87379,872
Oct-2018Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.73,43214,9016,99295,325
Nov-2018Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.68,76314,6366,60190,000
Dec-2018Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.55,54211,3334,78471,659
Jan-2019Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.70,44015,4957,02792,962
Feb-2019Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.63,09312,9966,49282,581
Mar-2019Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.66,52013,0987,87187,489
Apr-2019Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.50,8819,5953,28763,763
May-2019Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.52,52210,5004,03067,052
Jun-2019Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.50,36510,2114,45065,026
Jul-2019Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.57,69310,4024,72272,817
Aug-2019Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.47,0388,6274,87460,539
Sep-2019Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.51,85510,7295,40267,986
Oct-2019Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.54,93211,7296,37773,038
Nov-2019Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.53,19111,2506,05370,494
Dec-2019Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.46,76810,1844,70461,656
Jan-2020Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.54,11511,9157,30773,337
Feb-2020Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.50,59211,7287,12469,444
Mar-2020Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.42,4757,4664,28854,229
Apr-2020Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.19,7301,94992022,599
May-2020Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.19,6052,3001,17523,080
Jun-2020Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.25,1272,8332,19330,153
Jul-2020Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.28,3942,9193,59834,911
Aug-2020Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.24,6393,4543,89231,985
Sep-2020Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.29,5985,5556,48041,633

Metadata

Title

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

Last update

19 November 2020 19 November 2020

Next update

23 December 2020

Publishing organisation

Welsh Government

Source 1

Referral to treatment times (RTT), NHS Wales Informatics Services (NWIS)

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

This table provides the current data on referral to treatment waiting times for closed patient pathways.

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.

Closed pathway will include: patient pathways treated, patient pathways who no longer wanted to be seen, deceased patient pathways. This excludes closed patient pathways with unknown treatment start date.

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

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.


Data collection and calculation

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

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

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.

More detailed treatment functions have been introduced recently but have not been used consistently across all Local Health Boards; for example, patients receiving vascular surgery may have been recorded in either “General Surgery” or “Vascular Surgery” treatment functions.
To reduce uncertainty and make counts more reliable, the new functions will be removed temporarily and treatment functions will be recorded under the more general headings; for example, all patients receiving vascular surgery will now be published under “General Surgery” until consistent recording of treatment functions is confirmed across all Local Health Boards. This has now been fully actioned back to April 2016 when the new codes were introduced and will remain under general headings until the more detailed treatment functions are used consistently across Wales

December 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.
Due to technical difficulties, Aneurin Bevan were unable to run the report to provide figures for those patient pathways treated for June and July 2012 and to avoid not submitting any figures, the figures for those treated that were previously submitted for May 2012 have been used as estimates.
November 2016 figures for paediatric surgery at Betsi Cadwaladr could not be accurately provided. Therefore, figures for October 2016 have been used as estimates.
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. 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, which are not reportable under RTT. From February 2017 onwards the data submitted by the health board is correct.

Cwm Taf were unable to submit closed pathways data since August 2018. Therefore the Wales total prior to August 2018 are not comparable with later months. See the latest release for more information.

Due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic all non-urgent outpatient appointments were suspended in March. Meaning, most hospitals had to reduce or suspend the services they offered, which led to a reduction in the numbers for closed pathways in the month of April 2020 and subsequent months.

Keywords

waiting times; health; treatment; hospital