NHS Grampian outpatient waiting times

Information on new outpatient waiting times in NHS Grampian

What these statistics show

The following is shown for each specialty:

  • how many patients were seen at an outpatient clinic between 1 July 2022 to 30 September 2022
  • median wait – one simple way of explaining this is that roughly half of patients waited less than the median and half of patients waited longer
More information on these statistics

These statistics relate to the wait experienced by patients from 1 July 2022 to 30 September 2022 who were:

  • seen at a new outpatient appointment, or
  • admitted for treatment

About the median wait

The median wait aims to provide the typical length of time patients waited to be seen and complete their wait. This is provided for each health board and speciality so that you can get information on the ones relevant to you.

For patients currently on a waiting list, some will have waited less than the median and others will have waited longer. This'll have been partly influenced by a clinical decision on the urgency of care required.

The wait experienced by patients may vary from the median for a number of reasons, including the:

  • clinical need of the individual
  • availability of services
  • number of patients waiting to be treated

During the pandemic services were often under pressure and only patients with urgent care needs could be treated. This was reflected in shorter median waits. More patients who had their wait delayed are now being seen but waiting time statistics will most likely continue to fluctuate as boards address the backlog of patients waiting for care whilst managing ongoing challenges on capacity.

About the statistics

These statistics are collated and quality assured by Public Health Scotland.

If your waiting time isn't shown here, please visit the Public Health Scotland website for the full release of national statistics. You can also contact your local health board for further information.

These statistics were gathered from national data on patients who completed their wait for treatment from 1 July 2022 to 30 September 2022. The statistics for this period are displayed in weeks.

Statistics are not included if there were less than 20 patients admitted for treatment in the period. This is to make sure that the:

  • risk of revealing information about individual patients is minimised
  • number of cases is high enough to provide meaningful statistics

The next set of statistics will be published on 28 February 2023. This'll show waiting times from 1 October 2022 to 31 December 2023.

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Waiting times in NHS Grampian

Allergy

Number of patients seen:

  • 64

Median waiting time:

  • 20 weeks
Cardiology

Number of patients seen:

  • 1122

Median waiting time:

  • 13 weeks
Chemical Pathology

Number of patients seen:

  • 26

Median waiting time:

  • 9 weeks
Clinical Oncology

Number of patients seen:

  • 515

Median waiting time:

  • 2 weeks
Ear, Nose and Throat

Number of patients seen:

  • 1755

Median waiting time:

  • 5 weeks
Gastroenterology

Number of patients seen:

  • 1177

Median waiting time:

  • 7 weeks
General Surgery

Number of patients seen:

  • 4176

Median waiting time:

  • 7 weeks
GP

Number of patients seen:

  • 514

Median waiting time:

  • 21 weeks
Haematology

Number of patients seen:

  • 389

Median waiting time:

  • 6 weeks
Infectious Diseases

Number of patients seen:

  • 132

Median waiting time:

  • 1 week
Neurology

Number of patients seen:

  • 1057

Median waiting time:

  • 12 weeks
Ophthalmology

Number of patients seen:

  • 2983

Median waiting time:

  • 7 weeks
Orthodontics

Number of patients seen:

  • 37

Median waiting time:

  • 21 weeks
Paediatric Surgery

Number of patients seen:

  • 306

Median waiting time:

  • 4 weeks
Palliative Medicine

Number of patients seen:

  • 40

Median waiting time:

  • 1 week
Rehabilitation Medicine

Number of patients seen:

  • 115

Median waiting time:

  • 5 weeks
Respiratory Medicine

Number of patients seen:

  • 799

Median waiting time:

  • 7 weeks
Rheumatology

Number of patients seen:

  • 686

Median waiting time:

  • 22 weeks
Anaesthetics

Number of patients seen:

  • 179

Median waiting time:

  • 3 weeks
Cardiothoracic Surgery

Number of patients seen:

  • 80

Median waiting time:

  • 5 weeks
Clinical Genetics

Number of patients seen:

  • 330

Median waiting time:

  • 4 weeks
Dermatology

Number of patients seen:

  • 1773

Median waiting time:

  • 5 weeks
Endocrinology and Diabetes

Number of patients seen:

  • 411

Median waiting time:

  • 7 weeks
General Medicine

Number of patients seen:

  • 516

Median waiting time:

  • 2 weeks
Geriatric Medicine

Number of patients seen:

  • 147

Median waiting time:

  • 5 weeks
Gynaecology

Number of patients seen:

  • 2662

Median waiting time:

  • 6 weeks
Immunology

Number of patients seen:

  • 42

Median waiting time:

  • 7 weeks
Medical Oncology

Number of patients seen:

  • 131

Median waiting time:

  • 4 weeks
Neurosurgery

Number of patients seen:

  • 193

Median waiting time:

  • 21 weeks
Oral Surgery

Number of patients seen:

  • 172

Median waiting time:

  • 7 weeks
Orthopaedics

Number of patients seen:

  • 3090

Median waiting time:

  • 7 weeks
Paediatrics

Number of patients seen:

  • 838

Median waiting time:

  • 14 weeks
Plastic Surgery

Number of patients seen:

  • 427

Median waiting time:

  • 6 weeks
Renal Medicine

Number of patients seen:

  • 119

Median waiting time:

  • 9 weeks
Restorative Dentistry

Number of patients seen:

  • 116

Median waiting time:

  • 17 weeks
Urology

Number of patients seen:

  • 658

Median waiting time:

  • 8 weeks

Help and support with waiting times

Your local health board can provide further information on waiting times. You can also contact them if you have any queries around your waiting time.

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Keeping well

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