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NHS GP referrals for first out-patient appointments

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  • Release date: 2 September 2014
  • Period covered: July 2014
  • Next update: 1 October 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 69,046 in July 2014. There tends to be between 60 and 70 thousand GP referrals per month in Wales.
  • This is a 4.2 per cent increase compared with June 2014 and a 5.3 per cent decrease compared to July 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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