Reporting Scotland Down misses more Scottish cancer patients treated within target time ahead of NHS England

From the NHS Scotland Information Services Division yesterday, for the quarter ending June 2019:

82.4% of patients started treatment within the 62-day period from referral to first treatment, up from 81.4% in the previous quarter. The figure for NHS England was 77.8%.

94.7% of patients started treatment within the 31-day from decision to treat to first cancer treatment compared with 94.9% in the previous quarter. The difference is not statistically significant, and the English figures are not directly comparable as they have a two-week target in addition to the other two. I’ll admit to being unsure how this affects any reading of those statistics.

https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Waiting-Times/Publications/2019-09-24/2019-09-24-CWT-Summary.pdf

https://www.england.nhs.uk/statistics/statistical-work-areas/cancer-waiting-times/quarterly-comm-cwt/2019-20-quarterly-commissioner-based-cancer-waiting-times-statistics-commissioner-based-cancer-waiting-times-for-q1-2019-20-provisional/

Published by johnrobertson834

Retired Professor of Media Politics Not-for-profit independent political analysis

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