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Waiting Times

Volume 456: debated on Wednesday 31 January 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people in London waited for more than six months from GP referral for elective operations in the last period for which figures are available, broken down by London borough. (110612)

The information requested is not yet available.

Voluntary collection and reporting of referral to treatment (RTT) data have been under way since autumn 2006. Mandatory national RTT waiting time collection for admitted patients begins this month and for non-admitted patients in April. Publication will begin as soon as the data are of sufficient quality. Data for admitted patients are likely to be available in the spring.