Average waiting times for colonoscopy investigations across the UK

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Crohn's & Colitis UK

To request and FOI from all Trusts, Health boards & equivalents across the UK:

I am writing to you under the Freedom of Information Act 2000 on behalf of Crohn's & Colitis UK to request the following information:#

To know the average wait time for colonoscopy investigations (in weeks) in the year 2022 for patients on a non-urgent pathway (i.e. people not on the suspected cancer pathway).

Please could this information be provided in an Excel spreadsheet.

If it is not possible to provide this information due to exceeding the cost of compliance limits, I would be grateful if you could advise how this request could be refined.

If you have any queries please don't hesitate to contact me via e-mail.

Thank you for your time and I look forward to your response.

Yours faithfully,

Greg Collins
Crohn's & Colitis UK

Lucy Bennett (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Corporate Services), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Dear Crohn's & Colitis UK

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of Information Act received on 6th January 2023. We have allocated it the following reference number FOI 23-008, and will be in contact again shortly. We aim to respond to all Freedom of Information requests within 20 working days from the date of receipt.

In the meantime, if we can be of any further assistance please do not hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards
Lucy Bennett
Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol - Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Corporate Services Manager - Freedom of Information

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystafell 043, Pencadlys, Ysbyty Sant Cadog, Ffordd y Lodj, Caerllion, Casnewydd, NP18 3XQ/Room 043, Headquarters, St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ
E-bost/E-mail: [email address]
Ff么n/Tel: Extension 55956 or (01633) 435956 (external)
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Lucy Bennett (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Corporate Services), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Dear聽Crohn's & Colitis UK,

On review of your request FOI 23-008, I have been asked by the team
preparing the information to clarify the below points:

鈥⒙營s the average waiting time for a colonoscopy at the start of 2022 or
the end of 2022?聽聽

鈥⒙燗re you expecting one figure i.e. average at a point in time, or a
breakdown of a breakdown of figures for each week?

Once I receive this clarification, we can continue to process your
request.

Kind regards,

Shane Dunning (On behalf of)

Lucy Bennett

Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol - Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Corporate Services
Manager - Freedom of Information

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystafell 043, Pencadlys, Ysbyty Sant Cadog, Ffordd y Lodj, Caerllion,
Casnewydd, NP18 3XQ/Room 043, Headquarters, St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge
Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ

E-bost/E-mail:聽[1][email address]

Ff么n/Tel: Extension 55956 or (01633) 435956 (external)聽

Croesawn ohebiaeth yn Gymraeg ac yn Saesneg. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn
arwain at oedi. We welcome correspondence in Welsh and English.
Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay.

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Lucy Bennett (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Corporate Services), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Dear聽Crohn's & Colitis UK,

Further to our email below, we wondered if you were in a position to
provide clarification please?

Kind regards

Lucy Bennett
Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol - Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Corporate Services
Manager - Freedom of Information

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystafell 043, Pencadlys, Ysbyty Sant Cadog, Ffordd y Lodj, Caerllion,
Casnewydd, NP18 3XQ/Room 043, Headquarters, St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge
Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ

E-bost/E-mail: [1][email address]
Ff么n/Tel: Extension 55956 or (01633) 435956 (external)

From: Shane Dunning (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Corporate Services) On Behalf Of
Lucy Bennett (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Corporate Services)
Sent: 09 January 2023 15:22
To: Crohn's & Colitis UK <[FOI #933719 email]>
Subject: FOI 23-008 Clarification

Dear聽Crohn's & Colitis UK,

On review of your request FOI 23-008, I have been asked by the team
preparing the information to clarify the below points:

鈥⒙營s the average waiting time for a colonoscopy at the start of 2022 or
the end of 2022?聽聽

鈥⒙燗re you expecting one figure i.e. average at a point in time, or a
breakdown of a breakdown of figures for each week?

Once I receive this clarification, we can continue to process your
request.

Kind regards,

Shane Dunning (On behalf of)

Lucy Bennett

Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol - Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Corporate Services
Manager - Freedom of Information

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystafell 043, Pencadlys, Ysbyty Sant Cadog, Ffordd y Lodj, Caerllion,
Casnewydd, NP18 3XQ/Room 043, Headquarters, St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge
Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ

E-bost/E-mail:聽[2][email address]

Ff么n/Tel: Extension 55956 or (01633) 435956 (external)聽

Croesawn ohebiaeth yn Gymraeg ac yn Saesneg. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn
arwain at oedi. We welcome correspondence in Welsh and English.
Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay.

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Crohn's & Colitis UK

Dear Lucy,

Thank you for seeking clarification.

We would like the average waiting time for the end of 2022. If possible, we would also welcome a breakdown by month.

Yours sincerely,
Chloe,
Crohn's & Colitis UK

Lucy Bennett (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Corporate Services), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

Thankyou

Lucy Bennett
Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol - Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Corporate Services Manager - Freedom of Information

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystafell 043, Pencadlys, Ysbyty Sant Cadog, Ffordd y Lodj, Caerllion, Casnewydd, NP18 3XQ/Room 043, Headquarters, St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ
E-bost/E-mail: [email address]
Ff么n/Tel: Extension 55956 or (01633) 435956 (external)

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Lucy Bennett (Aneurin Bevan UHB - Corporate Services), Aneurin Bevan University Health Board

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Dear Crohn's & Colitis UK

Thank you for your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act, received on 6th January 2023 and subsequent clarification
received on 25th January 2023.

Please find attached the Health Board鈥檚 response to this request.

If you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me using
the details provided below.

Regards

Lucy Bennett
Rheolwr Gwasanaethau Corfforaethol - Rhyddid Gwybodaeth/Corporate Services
Manager - Freedom of Information

Bwrdd Iechyd Prifysgol Aneurin Bevan/Aneurin Bevan University Health Board
Ystafell 043, Pencadlys, Ysbyty Sant Cadog, Ffordd y Lodj, Caerllion,
Casnewydd, NP18 3XQ/Room 043, Headquarters, St Cadoc's Hospital, Lodge
Road, Caerleon, Newport, NP18 3XQ
E-bost/E-mail: [email address]
Ff么n/Tel: Extension 55956 or (01633) 435956 (external)

Croesawn ohebiaeth yn Gymraeg ac yn Saesneg. Ni fydd gohebu yn Gymraeg yn
arwain at oedi. We welcome correspondence in Welsh and English.
Corresponding in Welsh will not lead to a delay.