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NHS cancer waiting times

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  • Release date: 16 July 2014
  • Period covered: May 2014
  • Next update: 20 August 2014
Monthly statistics on patients who have been newly diagnosed with cancer and started definitive treatment.

Data is released monthly on StatsWales. On a quarterly basis, we produce a report that includes the data for the previous three months, detailed commentary and information on the targets and any revisions.

Key points

Month ending May 2014

  • 88.5 per cent of patients (424 out of 479) newly diagnosed with cancer via the Urgent Suspected Cancer route started definitive treatment within the target time of 62 days.
  • 98.0 (a) per cent of patients (782 out of 798) who were newly diagnosed with cancer not via the Urgent route started definitive treatment within the target time of 31 days.
  • None of the LHBs met the target that at least 95 per cent of patients newly diagnosed with cancer via the Urgent route should start definitive treatment within 62 days. 3 of the 6 LHBs met the target that at least 98 per cent of patients newly diagnosed with cancer not via the Urgent route should start definitive treatment within 31 days.

(a) 97.99 when shown to 2 decimal places.

All figures relating to May 2014 are provisional. Note that there are small numbers in the monthly statistics; therefore care should be taken when interpreting percentages.

quality report is available that has information about the methodology, how the data (monthly and quarterly) is released, definitions, information on disclosure and details on how revisions to the data are handled.

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Email: stats.healthinfo@wales.gsi.gov.uk

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