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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-20668: Pauline McNeill (Glasgow)

Scottish Labour

Date lodged: 19 December 2018

To ask the Scottish Government what the average waiting time is for treatment following a positive result from a bowel screen test.

Answered by: Joe FitzPatrick 16 January 2019

Cancer waiting times statistics for the period July to September 2018 were published on 18 December 2018 by Information Services Division. https://www.isdscotland.org/Health-Topics/Waiting-Times/Publications/index.asp

For this period, the median wait from a referral from the bowel screening programme to first treatment was 74 days. For bowel screened patients, the median wait from a decision to treat to first treatment was 13 days.