These statistics show the levels of activity (numbers of patients) and performance for cancer waiting times broken down by the provider where the patients are first seen (following an urgent referral for suspected cancer or breast symptoms) or where treatment takes place.
For statistics released between Quarter 4 (January, February, March) 2011/12 and Quarter 1 (April, May, June) 2015/16:
List of quarterly statistics pre Quarter 1 15/16
Archived Quarterly Data
Links to the previous cancer waiting times websites containing the data in HTML format (where applicable) and all previously published data in Excel format are:
Users should note that statistics for periods prior to 31 December 2008 are not comparable to current data. To reduce the burden of collecting these data on the NHS, and to ensure that, over time, there are further opportunities to minimise the impact of collecting cancer waiting times statistics locally, the Department made the cancer waits data collection system interoperable with that used for the general monitoring of referral to treatment waiting times. This change to the reporting methodology was introduced from 1 January 2009.
Under this simplified process, cancer treatment providers no longer have to collect information about suspensions arising from a patient’s unfitness for treatment or from their taking time to think about and discuss their various treatment options.