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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.

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.