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NHS cancer waiting times

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  • Release date: 21 February 2019
  • Period covered: December 2018
  • Next update: 21 March 2019
Statistics on patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer and started definitive treatment.

December 2018

Release date: 21 February 2019

Data has been published on StatsWales.

2017-18

Release date: 13 December 2018

Key points

Patients diagnosed via the urgent suspected cancer route
  • In 2017-18, 87.2 per cent 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 per cent of patients starting treatment within 62 days at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg, to 91.1 per cent at Hywel Dda.
Patients not diagnosed via the urgent suspected cancer route
  • In 2017-18, 97.3 per cent 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 per cent of patients starting treatment within 31 days at Abertawe Bro Morgannwg to 98.7 per cent at Cwm Taf. Three health boards met the target over 2017-18: Cwm Taf, Betsi Cadwaladr and Cardiff and Vale.

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 3633
Email: stats.healthinfo@gov.wales  

Media
Tel: 0300 025 8099

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