This heatmap was designed to show differences in patients waiting to start treatment (as of March 2023) across dermatology services in England. It highlights the potential regional inequalities and areas for improvement in waiting times, as well as the average waiting time in weeks from referral to treatment. It's important to note that referral times change on a monthly basis and that waiting time information is published with a 3-month window period.

Key Statistics

  • The England-wide average waiting time for dermatology referral for treatment is 16.3 weeks, however this varies significantly across regions1.
  • Norfolk and Waveney ICB have the highest average waiting times in all of England at 23.3 weeks1.
  • Kent and Medway ICB has the shortest average waiting times in all of England, at just 8.5 weeks demonstrating significant variation in care1.

    1. Consultant-led Referral to Treatment Waiting Times Data 2022-23. NHS England. [Accessed 21/08/2023]

MAT-XU-2303889 (v2.0)
Date of preparation: September 2023