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Health Service: Feltham

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health (1) how many and what percentage of suspected cancer patients resident in Feltham and Heston saw an NHS consultant within two weeks of referral in each year since 1997; (316662)

(2) how many and what percentage of women resident in Feltham and Heston with suspected breast cancer saw a specialist within two weeks of referral in each year since 1997.

This information is not held in the format requested. This data is collected by national health service trust, for each quarter since 2001-02. The following table shows the number and percentage of patients seen within two weeks by a specialist following urgent general practitioner referral with suspected breast cancer and all suspected cancers at West Middlesex University Hospital NHS Trust.

Breast cancerAll cancers

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

2001-02

Q1

130

97.0

159

95.8

Q2

141

90.4

163

90.6

Q3

130

100.0

158

100.0

Q4

121

100.0

151

99.3

2002-03

Q1

117

100.0

164

98.8

Q2

117

99.2

151

96.8

Q3

126

100.0

163

100.0

Q4

102

100.0

133

100.0

2003-04

Q1

106

100.0

152

97.4

Q2

131

100.0

203

95.8

Q3

134

99.3

221

95.7

Q4

144

100.0

278

99.3

2004-05

Q1

136

100.0

224

100.0

Q2

125

100.0

223

100.0

Q3

149

100.0

230

100.0

Q4

120

100.0

237

100.0

2005-06

Q1

159

100.0

318

100.0

Q2

132

100.0

288

100.0

Q3

89

100.0

271

100.0

Q4

115

100.0

270

100.0

2006-07

Q1

114

100.0

291

100.0

Q2

102

100.0

321

100.0

Q3

123

100.0

350

100.0

Q4

124

100.0

345

100.0

2007-08

Q1

157

100.0

425

100.0

Q2

128

100.0

387

99.5

Q3

135

100.0

406

100.0

Q4

166

100.0

420

100.0

2008-09

Q1

156

100.0

498

99.6

Q2

138

100.0

507

100.0

Q3

142

100.0

500

100.0

Q4

129

94.9

459

93.3

2009-10

Q1

188

94.5

641

93.3

Q2

151

92.1

578

92.8

Source

Cancer Waiting Times Database

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many people resident in Feltham and Heston over (a) retirement age and (b) the age of 60 years are entitled to free eye tests. (316667)

From 1 April 1999, eligibility for national health service funded sight tests was extended to everyone aged 60 and over.