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

 

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

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

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

Main findings this month:

  • The number of patients waiting over six 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 six 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, which did not submit a return