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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-18147: Brian Whittle (South Scotland)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 9 August 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what the average waiting time has been for (a) routine and (b) urgent outpatient appointments for rheumatology patients in (i) 2016, (ii) 2017 and (iii) 2018.

Answered by: Jeane Freeman 13 September 2018

The information requested is provided in the following table. Please note that due to ongoing technical issues information from NHS Ayrshire and Arran and NHS Tayside are not included in the figures below.

NHS SCOTLAND: MEDIAN WAITING TIMES FOR URGENT AND ROUTINE FIRST OUTPATIENT APPOINTMENT IN RHEUMATOLOGY

2016

2017

January to June 2018

Median Wait –Urgent

35 days

37 days

36 days

Median Wait - Routine

69 days

79 days

79 days

Source: Waiting Times Warehouse