The latest annual statistics on waiting times for suspected and diagnosed cancer patients accessing NHS services were released on 8th July 2021 by NHS England and NHS Improvement according to the arrangements approved by the UK Statistics Authority.
Following its independent assessment, the United Kingdom Statistics Authority has designated the statistics as National Statistics, in accordance with the Statistics and Registration Service Act 2007 and signifying compliance with the Code of Practice for Official Statistics.
Designation can be broadly interpreted to mean that the statistics:
- meet identified user needs;
- are well explained and readily accessible;
- are produced according to sound methods; and
- are managed impartially and objectively in the public interest.
Once statistics have been designated as National Statistics it is a statutory requirement that the Code of Practice shall continue to be observed.
Contact address and email
You can obtain further details about the statistics published in this section or comment on the section by contacting the following address:
Cancer Waiting Times Team
NHS England and NHS Improvement