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NHS GP referrals for first out-patient appointments

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  • Release date: 2 April 2014
  • Period covered: February 2014
  • Next update: 7 May 2014
A monthly report showing data by local health board.

Key points

  • The number of GP referrals for a first outpatient appointment received at a Welsh Local Health Board was 59,578 in February 2014. There tends to be between 60 and 70 thousand GP referrals per month in Wales, however, the number of referrals fell below 60 thousand this month and in December 2013.
  • This is a 10.0 per cent decrease compared with January 2014 and a 5.3 per cent decrease compared to February 2013 at an all Wales level. However, this is a volatile series and care should be taken when interpreting short term changes.

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

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