Endoscopy

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 12th June 2018.

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Photo of Jon Ashworth Jon Ashworth Shadow Secretary of State for Health

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many and what proportion of patients waited more than six weeks for an endoscopy test in each year since 2010-11.

Photo of Stephen Barclay Stephen Barclay Minister of State (Department of Health and Social Care)

Data is not available in the format requested.

NHS England collects and publishes monthly data on waiting times and activity for diagnostic tests, including endoscopy tests which encompass four tests: colonoscopy, flexible sigmoidoscopy, cystoscopy and gastroscopy.

Data on how many, and what proportion of patients waited more than six weeks for these tests from 2010-11 to 2017-18 is available in the attached table.

PQ151173 attached data (Excel SpreadSheet, 28.81 KB)

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