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NHS cancer waiting times

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  • Release date: 18 January 2018
  • Period covered: 2016-17 and November 2017
  • Next update: 22 February 2018
Statistics on patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer and started definitive treatment.

November 2017

Release date: 18 January 2018

Data has been published on StatsWales.

2016-17

Release date: 21 December 2017

Key points

  • 86.5 per cent of patients (6,537 out of 7,554) newly diagnosed with cancer via the Urgent Suspected Cancer route started definitive treatment within the target time of 62 days.
  • 97.2 per cent of patients (9,375 out of 9,647) who were newly diagnosed with cancer not via the Urgent route started definitive treatment within the target time of 31 days.
  • Urgent suspected cancer referrals have increased by 150.3 per cent between 2007-08 and 2016-17 whilst the number starting treatment under the urgent suspected cancer pathway increased by 70.7 per cent over the same period.

Further information

Monthly data are published on StatsWales and a report is published annually. The data is summarised in the monthly report ‘NHS activity and performance summary’ which includes data on a range of services and includes an online data tool.

Contact

Statistician
Tel: 0300 025 3642
Email: stats.healthinfo@gov.wales  

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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