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MEMORANDUM

Memorandum by the Department of Health

Table 4.15.7

PERCENTAGE OF PATIENTS SEEN IN THE QUARTER ENDED 31 MARCH 1999 WHO WAITED UNDER 13 WEEKS FOLLOWING GP WRITTEN REFERRAL

By Region and Specialty

SPECIALTY
Region
General
Surgery
Urology
Trauma and
Orthopaedics
ENT
Ophthalmology
Oral
Surgery
Plastic
Surgery
General
Medicine
Dermatology
Gynaecology
All
Specialties

Northern and Yorkshire
91
79
57
65
65
80
70
88
76
91
79
Trent
91
77
54
74
62
69
52
89
73
89
79
West Midlands
88
83
68
72
59
78
63
86
67
86
79
North West
84
76
54
74
64
74
54
78
60
85
75
Eastern
83
76
52
65
66
69
65
80
69
84
74
London
82
69
57
63
65
75
66
82
66
82
76
South East
87
78
60
70
63
86
74
81
72
86
78
South West
89
85
60
67
71
78
71
85
73
86
79
ENGLAND
87
77
58
69
65
77
66
83
69
86
77


  *Including non-major specialties.

Table 4.15.8

PERCENTAGE OF PATIENTS SEEN IN THE QUARTER ENDED 31 MARCH 1999 WHO WAITED OVER 26 WEEKS FOLLOWING GP WRITTEN REFERRAL

By Region and Specialty

SPECIALTY
Region
General
Surgery
Urology
Trauma and
Orthopaedics
ENT
Ophthalmology
Oral
Surgery
Plastic
Surgery
General
Medicine
Dermatology
Gynaecology
All
Specialties

Northern and Yorkshire
2
3
17
6
7
4
13
1
5
1
5
Trent
1
8
17
9
13
14
28
1
6
1
7
West Midlands
3
4
9
5
10
1
10
1
10
2
5
North West
3
4
15
6
10
6
22
4
12
1
6
Eastern
3
6
13
8
6
8
9
2
6
2
5
London
5
5
11
10
10
3
10
3
10
2
6
South East
2
3
14
6
8
3
9
3
8
1
5
South West
2
2
15
8
8
5
10
2
5
2
5
ENGLAND
3
4
14
7
9
6
13
2
8
2
6


Table 4.15.9

PATIENTS SEEN FOLLOWING GP WRITTEN REFERRAL AND TIME WAITED FROM REFERRAL TO CONSULTATION, QUARTER ENDED 31 MARCH 1999—COMPARISON SINCE QUARTER ENDED 31 MARCH 1998


Number seen following
GP written referral (thousands)
(Quarter ended)
Percentage seen following
GP written referral who waited less than
13 weeks (Quarter ended)
Percentage seen following
GP written referral who waited more than
26 weeks (Quarter ended)
Mar 1998
Jun 1998
Sep 1998
Dec 1998
Mar 1999
Mar 1998
Jun 1998
Sep 1998
Dec 1998
Mar 1999
Mar 1998
Jun 1998
Sep 1998
Dec 1998
Mar 1999

England
1,919
1,827
1,882
1,894
1,930
81
82
80
78
77
4
4
4
5
6
Region
Northern &
Yorkshire
246
239
244
243
246
82
83
81
79
79
4
4
3
4
5
Trent
188
181
187
188
193
82
83
82
80
79
5
5
5
5
7
West Midlands
221
185
194
200
201
80
83
81
79
79
5
4
3
5
5
North West
290
364
272
272
280
79
81
78
77
75
4
4
5
5
6
Eastern
252
193
196
198
202
83
79
77
75
74
3
4
4
5
5
London
247
289
298
294
304
82
80
79
77
76
4
4
4
4
6
South East
196
291
300
305
308
82
83
81
78
78
4
3
3
4
5
South West
279
185
192
195
196
79
83
82
79
79
4
4
4
5
5
General Surgery
254
250
260
269
269
90
91
89
88
87
2
2
2
2
3
Urology
73
68
74
75
79
83
83
79
78
77
3
3
3
4
4
Trauma &
Orthopaedics
187
174
181
180
182
64
66
64
59
58
10
11
10
12
14
Ear, Nose &
Throat
169
163
163
165
165
76
76
72
70
69
4
4
5
6
7
Ophthalmology
165
158
162
158
162
71
72
68
68
65
6
6
6
7
9
Oral Surgery
63
62
65
65
67
78
78
77
77
77
4
4
5
5
6
Plastic Surgery
26
25
26
25
26
68
73
75
70
66
13
12
9
11
13
General Medicine
123
121
124
124
127
88
88
85
83
83
2
2
2
2
2
Dermatology
140
134
139
143
141
73
77
75
70
69
7
6
6
6
8
Gynaecology
180
175
183
179
186
88
88
87
87
86
1
1
1
1
2








 
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