NHS Waiting Times

– Scottish Parliament written question – answered on 26th August 2010.

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Photo of John Wilson John Wilson Scottish National Party

Question S3W-35623

To ask the Scottish Executive what is being done to improve the timescale between a GP referral and assessment of a patient by a urology clinician.

Photo of Nicola Sturgeon Nicola Sturgeon Scottish National Party

The Scottish Government Health Directorate’s Improvement Support Team are working with NHS boards across Scotland to redesign and transform services, including urology, as part of delivery of the 18 weeks referral to treatment target which is due to be delivered by end December 2011. The Scottish Governments has also made substantial resources of £230 million over the three years to 2010-11 to increase NHS capacity and ensure sustainable improvements in waiting times for the benefit of patients across Scotland including those requiring access to urology.

This has seen waiting times for first outpatient consultation reduce from 26 weeks at 31 March 2007 to 12 weeks at 31 March 2009. The 12 weeks waiting time for first outpatient consultation, including the speciality of urology, has effectively been delivered throughout 2009-10.

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