Diagnostic and Therapy Services Waiting Times

Data Providing Organisation:
NHS Wales’ Informatics Service (NWIS)

Data Providing Type:
Administrative (mandatory) data return



Capture waiting times for specified diagnostic and therapy services for the NHS in Wales.

Data Collection Method

Monthly return of counts of waiting times for referrals to specified diagnostic and therapy services submitted by Local Health Boards.

Data Highlights

Specified services and therapies referral pathway, including:

  • Arts Therapies
  • Audiology
  • Cardiology
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Dietetics
  • Imaging
  • Neurophysiology
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physiological measurement
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Radiology – GP Referral
  • Radiology – Consultant Referral
  • Speech & Language

Access Requirements

As a core SAIL dataset available in accordance with our standard Information Governance procedure.


Approx. 120,000 records per year

Data Level

Aggregated counts

Data Years

October 2005 – May 2016

SAIL Schema