FOI 1995 Specialist Urology Services

I am writing to request the following information under the Freedom of Information Act on behalf of the Urology Trade Association. I would appreciate responses being sent in email format.

1. The total number of patient referrals made to Royal Surrey County NHS Foundation Trust to specialist urology services during the financial years 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16

2. The total number of male patient referrals made to the Trust to specialist urology services during the financial years 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16

3. The total number of female patient referrals made to the Trust to specialist urology services during the financial years 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16

4. The total number of first-time referrals made to the Trust to specialist urology services during the financial years 2013-14, 2014-15, and 2015-16

 

Table below, confirming above information sought in question 1 through to question 4.

 

Year 1. Total 2. Male 3. Female 4. First-time referral to Urology
13/14          4,804            3,504          1,300          2,954
14/15          5,217            3,729          1,488          3,106
15/16          5,287            3,849          1,438          3,247

5. The average waiting time between patient referrals to specialist urology services and appointments with aforementioned services during the financial years 2013-14, 2014-15 and 2015-16. Please see table below:

Year 6. Average wait time in weeks
14/15 6.4
13/14 6.5
15/16 6.6

By specialist urology services I am referring to a specialist multidisciplinary team providing diagnostic testing through to agreeing and implementing personalised treatment pathways with the patient.

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