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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-04032: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 25 October 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what the waiting time has been for people with suspected psoriatic arthritis to see a consultant following referral by their GP in each year since 1999, broken down by NHS board.

Answered by: Shona Robison 4 November 2016

The specific information is not available centrally as outpatient waiting times information is collected at specialty level only. I understand that patients with suspected psoriatic arthritis are mostly likely to be referred to a dermatologist. The following tables provides information on the waiting time for a dermatology outpatient consultation for each year from June 1999 to June 2016.

It should be noted that due to data collection changes data has been provided from two different data collection systems and data from June 2009 is not directly comparable with earlier years median waits.

NHSScotland: Median Waiting Time For A First Outpatient Dermatology Consultation: June 1999 to June 2003

Board

June 1999

June 2000

June 2001

June 2002

June 2003

 

Days

Days

Days

Days

Days

Ayrshire & Arran

42

62

93

104

91

Borders

66

50

69

76

91

Dumfries & Galloway

39

21

33

63

41

Fife

65

68

62

71

84

Forth Valley

105

106

117

109

93

Grampian

101

111

125

126

119.5

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

54

60

56

62

56

Highland

59

60

45

32

50

Lanarkshire

41

52.5

62

98

94

Lothian

51

66

70

66

68

Orkney

37

54

41

42.5

169

Shetland

43

57

42.5

63

59

Tayside

78

35

27

43

41

Western Isles

111

83

28

26

27

NHS Scotland

54

61

59

68

65

Source ISD: SMR(00)

 

NHSScotland: Median Waiting Time For A First Outpatient Dermatology Consultation: June 2004 to June 2008

Board

June 2004

June 2005

June 2006

June 2007

June 2008

 

Days

Days

Days

Days

Days

Ayrshire & Arran

82

55

39

36

43

Borders

83

83

61

38

29

Dumfries & Galloway

25

20

19

14

18

Fife

81

75

59

38

52

Forth Valley

180

91

68

51

42

Grampian

107

85

43

73

92

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

47

50

47

52

53

Highland

27

37

73

46

45

Lanarkshire

70

83

56

58

94

Lothian

57

59

51

46

61

Orkney

80

96

74

104.5

100

Shetland

153

70

80

100

63

Tayside

48

52

57

57

52

Western Isles

28

32

29

26.5

29

NHS Scotland

53

55

49

49

53

Source ISD: SMR(00)

NHSScotland: Median Waiting Time For A First Outpatient Dermatology Consultation: June 2009 to June 2012

Board

June 2009

June 2010

June 2011

June 2012

 

Days

Days

Days

Days

Ayrshire & Arran

48

26

48

62

Borders

55

44

53

77

Dumfries & Galloway

24

26

28

34

Fife

47

45

39

40

Forth Valley

47

50

62

46

Grampian

50

63

71

73

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

43

34

38

35

Highland

46

40

27

36

Lanarkshire

61

66

65

76

Lothian

48

34

32

33

Orkney

72.5

58

50.5

46

Shetland

50

44

59

62

Tayside

42

37

45

50

Western Isles

39

35

41

42

NHS Scotland

47

41

43

41

Source; ISD New Ways Data Warehouse

NHSScotland: Median Waiting Time For A First Outpatient Dermatology Consultation: June 2013 to June 2016

Board

June 2013

June 2014

June 2015

June 2016

 

Days

Days

Days

Days

Ayrshire & Arran

74

83

87

48

Borders

49

36

65

75

Dumfries & Galloway

60

59.5

49

59

Fife

51

56

67

48

Forth Valley

49

50

33

36

Grampian

70

75

83

79

Greater Glasgow & Clyde

41

49

59

62

Highland

42

42

48

52

Lanarkshire

73

64

43

53

Lothian

36

40

45

41

Orkney

49

71.5

100

90

Shetland

49

85

63

98

Tayside

43

40

42

45

Western Isles

26

32

37

40

NHS Scotland

46

50

53

53

Source; ISD New Ways Data Warehouse