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Diagnostics waiting times and activity data, month ending 28 February 2011

6th April 2011

The following statistics were released today by the Department of Health:

The monthly data published today gives the waiting times for 15 key diagnostic tests carried out in the NHS.

More information, including a diagnostic data Q and A, is available on the DH website.

Main findings this month:

  • The number of patients, for whom English commissioners are responsible, waiting over 6 weeks for any one of the 15 key diagnostics tests at the end of February  2011 was 8,000, a decrease of 3,300 from January 2011, and an increase of 4,500 from February 2010.
  • Of the patients waiting at the end of February 2011, 98.5% had been waiting under 6 weeks, compared to 97.8% in January 2011, and 99.3% in February 2010.
  • This month, figures exclude data for Aintree Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, who did not submit a return.

 

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