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Department of Health (National): Diagnostics waiting times & activity data, month ending 31 August 2010

News   •   Oct 06, 2010 11:03 BST

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

Diagnostics waiting times & activity data, month ending 31 August 2010. 

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&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 August 2010 was 5,900, an increase of 2,100 (56.7%) from July 2010, and 1,900 
(46.7%) from August 2009.

* Of the patients waiting at the end of August 2010, 98.9% had been waiting under 6 weeks, down 0.4% from July 2010 and 0.2% from August 2009.

Links: 

Diagnostic data:

http://www.dh.gov.uk/en/Publicationsandstatistics/Statistics/Performancedataandstatistics/Hosp

Contacts

NDS Enquiries 
Phone: For enquiries please contact the issuing dept 
ndsenquiries@coi.gsi.gov.uk