Select Committee on Health Memoranda


MEMORANDUM

Memorandum by the Department of Health

Table 4.15.3

MEAN AND MEDIAN WAITING TIMES (MONTHS) FROM MARCH 1987


Provider Based (1)
Resident Based (2,3)

Mean
Median
Mean
Median

March 87
9.24
5.02
Jun 87
9.36
5.13
Sept 87
9.43
5.21
Dec 87
9.31
5.14
March 89
9.33
5.12
June 89
9.15
4.99
Sept 89
9.12
5.02
Dec 89
8.83
4.84
March 90
8.63
4.74
June 90
8.55
4.77
Sept 90
8.41
4.76
Dec 90
7.95
4.50
March 91
7.57
4.43
June 91
7.53
4.37
Sept 91
7.31
4.19
Dec 91
6.43
3.75
March 92
5.12
3.20
June 92
5.03
3.45
Sept 92
4.96
3.40
Dec 92
4.77
3.24
March 93
4.53
3.18
June 93
4.72
3.47
Sept 93
4.80
3.45
Dec 93
4.80
3.41
March 94
4.61
3.23
June 94
4.64
3.35
Sept 94
4.59
3.25
Dec 94
4.42
3.02
March 95
4.02
2.84
June 95
4.08
2.95
Sept 95
4.01
2.86
Dec 95
3.87
2.79
March 96
3.66
2.72
June 96
3.81
2.84
3.82
2.84
Sept 96
3.89
2.82
3.89
2.83
Dec 96
3.99
2.87
3.99
2.87
March 97
4.17
3.04
4.18
3.05
June 97
4.34
3.09
4.35
3.14
Sept 97
4.49
3.27
4.49
3.28
Dec 97
4.60
3.36
4.58
3.33
March 98
4.61
3.42
4.62
3.43
June 98
4.67
3.50
4.67
3.51
July 98
4.58
3.33
4.58
3.31
Aug 98
4.56
3.28
4.55
3.24
Sept 98
4.53
3.25
4.54
3.27
Oct 98
4.45
3.15
4.44
3.12
Nov 98
4.33
2.96
4.32
2.95
Dec 98
4.39
3.03
4.39
3.03
Jan 99
4.42
3.12
4.41
3.12
Feb 99
4.38
3.14
4.38
3.14
March 99
4.30
2.96
4.30
2.97

Footnotes:
  1. The provider based information includes patients waiting to be admitted to NHS hospitals in England either as a day case or ordinary admission.
  2. The resident based information excludes all patients living outside England and all privately funded patients waiting for treatment in NHS hospitals. However, it does include NHS funded patients living in England, who are waiting for treatment in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, abroad, and at private hospitals, which are not included in the corresponding provider based returns.
  3. Data not available prior to quarter ending 30 June 1996.


Table 4.15.4

PATIENTS NOT YET SEEN FOLLOWING GP WRITTEN REFERRAL, TIME WAITING FROM REFERRAL TO QUARTER END, QUARTER ENDED 31 MARCH 1999

By region

GP written referrals not yet seen at end of quarter who have been waiting (weeks) (thousands)
Region
13 to under 26
26 and over

Northern & Yorkshire
35
17
Trent
35
22
West Midlands
28
11
North West
52
29
Eastern
31
13
London
53
28
South East
41
17
South West
28
16
England
303
153


Table 4.15.5

PATIENTS SEEN FOLLOWING GP WRITTEN REFERRAL AND TIME WAITED FROM REFERRAL TO CONSULTATION, QUARTER ENDED 31 MARCH 1999

England by region

Number seen following
GP written referral

Of those seen % who waited (in weeks)
Region
(thousands)
under 13
13 to under 26
26 and over

Northern and Yorkshire
246
79
16
5
Trent
193
79
15
7
West Midlands
201
79
17
5
North West
280
75
18
6
Eastern
202
74
20
5
London
304
76
18
6
South East
308
78
17
5
South West
196
79
16
5
England
1,930
77
17
6



Table 4.15.6

PATIENTS SEEN FOLLOWING GP WRITTEN REFERRAL AND TIME WAITED FROM REFERRAL TO CONSULTATION, QUARTER ENDED 31 MARCH 1999

England by speciality

Number seen following
GP written referral

Of those seen % who waited (in weeks)
Speciality(thousands) under 1313 to under 26 26 and over

All specialties1,930 77176
Of which:
General surgery26987 113
Urology7977 184
Trauma and orthopaedics182 582814
Ear, Nose and Throat165 69247
Ophthalmology16265 279
Oral surgery6777 186
Plastic surgery2666 2113
General medicine127 83142
Dermatology14169 238
Gynaecology18686 122





 
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