WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (FIRST SEEN)

Adjustments are only permissible when a PATIENT does not attend an APPOINTMENT or arrives late and could not be seen.

Format / Length

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Description

WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (FIRST SEEN)  records the number of days that should be removed from the calculated waiting time for the two week wait period, the 28 day period and potentially the 62 day period (if cancer is confirmed), i.e. between receipt of the referral or decision of Consultant Upgrade (recorded as CANCER REFERRAL TO TREATMENT PERIOD START DATE or CONSULTANT UPGRADE DATE) and the DATE FIRST SEEN.

Adjustments are only permissible when a PATIENT does not attend an APPOINTMENT or arrives late and could not be seen.

Guidance on calculating the number of days which may be deducted from the waiting time is available on the NHS Digital  website at:  Cancer Waiting Times.

Also Known As

This data element is also known by these names:

Context Alias
Plural WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENTS (FIRST SEEN)

Where Used

Type Link How used
Data Set National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set references in description WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (FIRST SEEN)
Data Element CANCER CARE SPELL DELAY REASON (REFERRAL TO TREATMENT) references in description WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (FIRST SEEN)
Data Element CANCER CARE SPELL DELAY REASON COMMENT (REFERRAL TO TREATMENT) references in description WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (FIRST SEEN)
NHS Business Definition Cancer Referral to Treatment Period references in description WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (FIRST SEEN)
Supporting Information National Cancer Waiting Times Monitoring Data Set Scenarios references in description WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (FIRST SEEN)
Data Element WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (FIRST SEEN) references in description WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (FIRST SEEN)
Data Element WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT REASON (FIRST SEEN) references in description WAITING TIME ADJUSTMENT (FIRST SEEN)