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NHS GP referrals for first out-patient appointments
Key points, February 2015
Release date: 1 April 2015
- The number of GP referrals for a first outpatient appointment received at a Welsh Local Health Board was 64,443 in February 2015. There tends to be between 60 and 70 thousand GP referrals per month in Wales.
- This is a 0.5 per cent decrease compared with January 2015 and a 0.9 per cent decrease on February 2014. However, this is a volatile series and care should be taken when interpreting short term changes.
- 93,756 referrals were received for a first outpatient appointment at a Welsh Local Health Board in February 2015, a decrease of 1.2 per cent compared with January 2015 but an increase of 4.0 per cent compared with February 2014 (coverage was expanded in October 2014 which affects this).
Following the publication of the Statistical Article on 24 February 2015, looking at all sources of referral, this month we have added a new section to the release which provides numbers of referrals for sources other than GPs.
Analysis of the outpatient referral dataset
Release date: 24 February 2015
The current report on referrals for outpatient appointments includes those patients who were referred by a GP. We plan to extend this publication to include other sources of referrals for outpatient appointments.
This statistical article describes the impact of including other sources of referrals; and identifies patterns and trends within the data. It also outlines the steps we plan to take with publishing outpatient referrals data in future.
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