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Referrals

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many referrals were made by general practitioners through (a) the directly bookable service, (b) the indirectly bookable service and (c) all means in each month since December 2005. (74068)

The data requested are shown in the table.

Directly bookable

Indirectly bookable

Total bookings

December 2005

4,732

15,212

19,944

January 2006

8,094

24,200

32,294

February 2006

12,354

35,395

47,749

March 2006

20,251

48,966

69,217

April 2006

22,005

47,680

69,685

May 2006

37,330

78,222

115,552