Outpatient Referral

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

Data Providing Type:
Administrative (mandatory) data return



Administrative dataset.

Data Collection Method

Monthly return submitted by Local Health Boards.

Data Highlights

A complete referral pathway to secondary care, including all clinical referrals received from General Practitioner, General Dental Practitioners, Community Dental Services, A&E Departments, self referrals, walk-ins or emergency patients accompanied by a GP letter, and Consultant to Consultant Referrals.

Access Requirements

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


Approx. 1,000,000 records per year

Data Level

Individual person

Data Years

2009 – Jun 2016

SAIL Schema