The monthly diagnostics collection collects data on waiting times and activity for 15 key diagnostic tests and procedures. Data are shown at provider organisation level, from NHS Trusts, NHS Foundation Trusts and Independent Sector Providers. Data are also shown by Commissioning organisation, which are mainly Clinical Commissioning Groups, but in addition, NHS England also nationally commissions some specialised services. Data for this collection is available back to Jan-06.
The quarterly diagnostics census collects data on patients waiting over 6 weeks for a diagnostic test. Unlike the monthly data, the quarterly census includes patients waiting over 6 weeks for all diagnostic tests and not just the key 15 tests. Data is collected from NHS Trusts and independent sector providers treating NHS patients. Data for this collection is available back to Feb-06.
Official statistics are produced impartially and free from any political influence.