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Treatment waiting list

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Dear University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust,

I am writing to submit an FOI concerning waiting times for consultant-led treatment, for both inpatient and outpatients.

Firstly I would like to give some context to aid in the interpretation of my request. I am familiar with the NHS England Consultant-led Referral to Treatment Waiting Times statistics that are published monthly, and am looking for more specific figures about patients who leave this waiting list. I know leaving the waiting list could be because of a range of scenarios - the patient has had the scan/procedure/appointment they were waiting for, they have refused treatment, they have failed to show up and therefore been removed from the waiting list etc.

My request:

I would the following data broken down by month for between December 2018 to January 2023:

1) How many patients left the waiting list for whatever reason. Please ensure people are counted more than once if they left more than one waiting list.
2) Of these, how many left the waiting list because they were admitted as an emergency and treated for the condition their referral related to during their emergency stay, therefore ending the treatment waiting pathway? Please ensure people are counted more than once if they left more than one waiting list. Please note that the Welsh government has outlined how this may occur on page 8 of this guidance here: https://senedd.wales/media/ycspv5fr/hosp...
3) And of these (patients in question 1), how many left the waiting list because they died? Please ensure people are counted more than once if they were on more than one waiting list when they died.

A patient could be subject to multiple different referrals, so I would like data based on the referrals rather than individual people ie If a person dies while on three waiting lists for instance, I would like them to be counted as three referral waiting periods/RTT pathways ending due to death.

Yours faithfully,

Harriet Clugston, NationalWorld

uhcw@infreemation.co.uk, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

 
University Hospital
Clifford Bridge Road
Walsgrave
Coventry
CV2 2DX

Direct Line: 024 76968771
www.uhcw.nhs.uk

 

Dear Requester

We acknowledge receipt of your email to UHCW:

Freedom of Information Request Form

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Yours sincerely,
UHCW

uhcw@infreemation.co.uk, University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust

 
University Hospital
Clifford Bridge Road
Walsgrave
Coventry
CV2 2DX

Direct Line: 024 76968771
www.uhcw.nhs.uk

 

Our Ref: FOI/2485
Date: 21 March 2023

By email only

 

Dear Requester

We write further to your request for information under the Freedom of
Information Act received 21 February 2023.  We have set out your request,
together with our response below. 

1) How many patients left the waiting list for whatever reason. Please
ensure people are counted more than once if they left more than one
waiting list.

 

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Jan 6,047 5,385 3,114 4,347
Feb 5,582 5,419 2,998 4,451
Mar 5,878 4,524 4,103 4,777
Apr 5,382 1,447 4,311 4,048
May 5,714 1,912 4,700 4,596
Jun   5,719 2,579 5,288 4,670
Jul 6,484 3,376 5,539 4,608
Aug 5,728 3,222 4,626 4,793
Sep 5,711 3,879 4,487 4,949
Oct 6,046 4,368 4,460 4,884
Nov 5,853 4,535 4,800 4,943
Dec 5,115 4,972 4,028 4,295 4,074

 

2) Of these, how many left the waiting list because they were admitted as
an emergency and treated for the condition their referral related to
during their emergency stay, therefore ending the treatment waiting
pathway? Please ensure people are counted more than once if they left more
than one waiting list. Please note that the Welsh government has outlined
how this may occur on page 8 of this guidance here:
https://senedd.wales/media/ycspv5fr/hosp...

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Jan 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10
Feb 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10
Mar 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10
Apr 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10
May 1-10 1-10 10 1-10
Jun   1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10
Jul 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10
Aug 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10
Sep 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10
Oct 11 1-10 1-10 1-10
Nov 1-10 1-10 1-10 1-10
Dec 14 1-10 1-10 12 1-10

Please note that due to the availability of inferred or derived
information from other sources, there may be a risk of identification
owing to the very low numbers involved. For this reason, we are only able
to provide you with aggregated answers.

3) And of these (patients in question 1), how many left the waiting list
because they died? Please ensure people are counted more than once if they
were on more than one waiting list when they died.

  2018 2019 2020 2021 2022
Jan 22 15 32 30
Feb 24 26 20 35
Mar 14 28 18 22
Apr 19 23 16 17
May 14 20 26 26
Jun   18 21 18 22
Jul 17 27 31 47
Aug 16 30 16 14
Sep 20 17 18 32
Oct 15 26 23 28
Nov 17 32 18 31
Dec 12 13 21 16 36

As we have provided the information that we do hold your request is now
closed.  We trust that this is satisfactory but if you are dissatisfied
with the way that it has been handled you have the right to ask for an
internal review.  Internal review requests should be submitted within two
months of the date of receipt of the response to your original letter and
should be addressed to: David Walsh, Director of Corporate Affairs,
University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust, Clifford Bridge
Road, Coventry CV2 2DX.

If you are not content with the outcome of the internal review, you have
the right to apply directly to the Information Commissioner for a
decision.  The Information Commissioner can be contacted at: Information
Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9
5AF.

Yours sincerely

 

 

 

Andrea Phillips
FOI & Access to Health Records Manager

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