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Genito-Urinary Medicine

Volume 487: debated on Monday 26 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate he has made of the number of people who were unable to obtain an appointment at a genito-urinary medicine clinic on the day they presented at the clinic in the last 12 months. (250168)

No such estimate has been made.

Data on access to genitourinary medicine (GUM) clinics are collected on the number of people seen within two normal working days and the number of people offered an appointment within two normal working days. Data for November 2008 shows that 86.6 per cent. of people were seen within two working days and 99.7 per cent. were offered an appointment within two working days. This compares with 80.6 per cent. of people seen within two working days and 92.7 per cent. offered an appointment within two working days in November 2007.