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Data showing the number of referrals received by local health boards for a first outpatient consultant appointment, regardless of the patient’s area of residence for April 2018 to March 2019.

Main points

  • There were 1,351,184 referrals for first outpatient appointments in 2018-19. This is an increase of 51,014 (3.9%) from the previous year and the highest ever.
  • The five treatment functions with the most referrals in 2018-19 were trauma and orthopaedics, general surgery, ophthalmology, ear, nose and throat and gynaecology respectively, similar to previous years.
  • While most referrals were received by Abertawe Bro Morgannwg in 2018-19, Cwm Taf had the highest rate of referrals per 10,000 people.

Note

Data will be added to the interactive dashboard shortly.

Reports

NHS referrals for first outpatient appointments, April 2018 to March 2019
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