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Waiting Lists

Volume 402: debated on Thursday 3 April 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients in the Buckinghamshire health authority area waited more than (a) 13 weeks and (b) 26 weeks for a first outpatient appointment in each reporting period over the past two years. [105706]

The number of patients in the Buckinghamshire health authority who waited more than 13 weeks and 26 weeks for a first outpatient appointment is shown in the table.

Patients seen who have waited:

Year

Quarter

13 to 26 weeks

26 plus weeks

Data pre "Shifting the Balance of Power"

2000–0145,6111,737
2001–0213,970685
2001–0224,771770
2001–0235,5621,068
2001–24

Data post "Shifting the Balance of Power"

1

2002–0315,123425
2002–0326,380174
2002–0336,039342

1Includes Chiltern and South Bucks primary care trust (PCT), Milton Keynes PCT, Vale of Aylesbury PCT and Wycombe PCT.

Source:

Department of Health form QMO8R