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

University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust

Dear Greg Collins,

Thank you for your request for information made under the Freedom of
Information Act 2000.

Your request was received by us on 06/01/2023 and has been logged in our
system with the reference number FOI/IG/8612. The Trust has 20 working
days from the date of receipt to respond to your request, however we will
endeavour to provide our response as soon as possible. Should we require
an extension to this deadline or any clarification regarding the context
of the request, we will contact you.

On 01 October 2020, University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust was
created through the merger of Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust and The
Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust. Please
note that unless your request is specifically directed to one hospital
only, we will respond to your request with information relating to all
hospitals within the Trust.

Should you have any queries about this acknowledgement or the status of
your request, please contact us using the details provided below quoting
your FOI reference number. You may also wish to explore the information
that we have published on our website under our FOI Publication Scheme:

Yours sincerely,

Information Governance Officer
The Information Governance Department
University Hospitals Dorset NHS Foundation Trust
Tel: 0300 019 4932/2866/2542

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