Statistics on patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer and started definitive treatment for April 2017 to March 2018.

Patients diagnosed via the urgent suspected cancer route

  • In 2017-18, 87.2% of patients newly diagnosed with cancer via the urgent suspected cancer route started treatment within 62 days of receipt of referral, up 0.6 percentage points from 2016-17 and the highest it has been since 2013-14.
  • Performance for 2017-18 varied from 81.2% of patients starting treatment within 62 days at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg, to 91.1% at Hywel Dda.

Patients not diagnosed via the urgent suspected cancer route

  • In 2017-18, 97.3% of patients newly diagnosed with cancer not via the urgent suspected cancer route started treatment within 31 days of diagnosis, a marginal increase of 0.1 percentage points from 2016-17.
  • Performance for 2017-18 ranged from 94.9% of patients starting treatment within 31 days at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to 98.7% at Cwm Taf. Three health boards met the target over 2017-18: Cwm Taf, Betsi Cadwaladr and Cardiff and Vale.

Reports

NHS cancer waiting times, April 2017 to March 2018
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