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Radiology Reports

Volume 488: debated on Monday 23 February 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Health what estimate his Department has made of the proportion of radiology investigation reports which include consultants advice that are returned to patients’ GPs within (a) two, (b) three, (c) four, (d) six, (e) 10 and (f) 12 weeks of the test in (i) Westmorland and Lonsdale constituency, (ii) Morecambe Bay Primary Care Trust area and (iii) England. (258147)

The Department does not collect these data.

From 1 January 2009 no one should wait more than 18 weeks from the time they are referred to the start of their hospital treatment, unless this is clinically appropriate or they choose to wait longer. This commitment includes all appointments and diagnostic tests between referral and start of consultant led treatment.