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Out-Patients: Waiting Lists

Volume 473: debated on Monday 17 March 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many patients had been waiting over 13 weeks for a first consultant-led outpatient appointment on 31 January. (194598)

At the end of January 2008, there were 135 patients waiting 13 weeks or over for a first consultant-led out-patient appointment following general practitioner referral.

Figures on inpatient and outpatient waiting times are routinely published on a monthly basis, a full breakdown is available on the Department's website. Figures for 31 January 2008 were published on 29 February, and are available at:

www.performance.doh.gov.uk/waitingtimes/2007/month/index.html