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NHS GP referrals for first out-patient appointments
Key points, May 2015
Release date: 1 July 2015
- The number of GP referrals for a first outpatient appointment received at a Welsh Local Health Board was 64,605 in May 2015. There tends to be between 60 and 70 thousand GP referrals per month in Wales.
- This is a 5.3 per cent decrease compared with April 2015 and a 6.0 per cent decrease on May 2014. However, this is a volatile series and care should be taken when interpreting short term changes.
- 97,038 referrals were received for a first outpatient appointment at a Welsh Local Health Board in May 2015, a decrease of 4.5 per cent compared with April 2015 but no percentage change compared with May 2014 (coverage was expanded in October 2014 which affects this).
The release also contains information on the numbers of referrals from 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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