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Cancer: Health Services

Volume 507: debated on Monday 15 March 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Health how many and what percentage of suspected cancer patients resident in (a) the City of Manchester and (b) Manchester Central constituency saw an NHS consultant within two weeks of referral in each year since 1997. (322292)

The information is not available in the format requested. The information that is available is shown in the following table.

Number and percentage of suspected cancer patients seeing a consultant within two weeks of general practitioner (GP) referral

Central Manchester University Hospitals National Health Service Foundation Trust

Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust

University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust

The Christie Hospital NHS Foundation Trust

Quarter

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

Number

Percentage

2001-02

Q1

81

90.0

992

95.9

230

94.3

5

83.3

Q2

68

85.0

1,072

94.9

277

93.9

0

0.0

Q3

100

93.5

1,100

98.1

282

95.9

3

100.0

Q4

80

87.9

1,158

99.6

260

91.9

3

100.0

2002-03

Q1

95

88.0

1,215

98.8

230

92.4

5

83.3

Q2

125

98.4

1,240

99.1

308

96.0

Q3

165

100.0

1,325

98.4

497

99.8

6

85.7

Q4

135

100.0

1,190

95.8

320

98.8

4

80.0

2003-04

Q1

109

100.0

1,214

92.2

336

97.1

3

75.0

Q2

128

99.2

1,174

94.9

388

98.2

5

100.0

Q3

151

100.0

1,276

97.6

371

99.2

3

100.0

Q4

176

99.4

1,186

97.4

340

100.0

2004-05

Q1

170

100.0

1,263

98.6

428

99.8

Q2

267

100.0

1,314

99.8

336

100.0

1

100.0

Q3

275

99.6

1,475

100.0

388

99.7

Q4

209

100.0

1,371

99.9

383

100.0

2005-06

Q1

274

100.0

1,567

100.0

466

100.0

1

100.0

Q2

304

100.0

1,517

99.9

304

100.0

Q3

298

100.0

1,505

100.0

430

100.0

Q4

305

100.0

1,564

99.9

588

100.0

1

100.0

2006-07

Q1

334

100.0

1,746

99.9

615

99.8

1

100.0

Q2

359

99.7

1,681

99.9

684

100.0

Q3

374

99.7

1,857

100.0

744

100.0

Q4

356

99.4

1,898

99.9

678

100.0

4

100.0

2007-08

Q1

391

100.0

1,795

100.0

813

100.0

2

100.0

Q2

366

100.0

1,821

100.0

813

100.0

1

100.0

Q3

220

100.0

1,873

100.0

846

99.9

1

100.0

Q4

354

99.2

1,873

100.0

832

100.0

2008-09

Q1

431

99.8

2,182

100.0

881

100.0

Q2

316

100.0

2,307

100.0

875

99.9

Q3

325

100.0

2,065

99.9

870

99.8

1

100.0

Q4

461

98.3

2,275

96.3

882

98.5

2009-10

Q1

476

93.7

2,217

95.1

1,087

97.1

1

100.0

Q2

437

94.0

2,236

93.2

1,047

96.8

Q3

386

96.5

1,987

94.9

1,058

97.7

Notes:

1. 2001-02 data for Pennine Acute Hospitals NHS Trust are based on aggregate figures for hospital sites covering Rochdale, Bury, Oldham and North Manchester, which existed as separate hospital trusts at the time.

2. The methodology for collecting cancer waiting times data changed from 1 January 2009 to bring reporting in line with practice under the 18 weeks programme.

Source:

Department of Health, Cancer Waiting Times database.