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GU waiting times for the UK

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National Statistics

Waiting times for GU clinics in the UK
Description Result
Clinics 269
Clinics operating a restrictive system 49
Clinics with walk in 72 (27%)
Average waiting time for a routine appointment 15 days
Longest waiting time for a routine appointment 65 days
Clinics who offered routine appointment within 48 hours 20 (7%)
Clinics who could treat client with symptoms within 48 hours 196 (73%)
Clinics who could treat client who had sexual contact with a confirmed gonorrhoea case within 48 hours 189 (70%)
Number of 'walk-in only' clinics 21

East Midlands

Waiting times for GU clinics
Description Result
Clinics 8
Clinics operating a restrictive system 0
Clinics with walk in 4 (50%)
Average waiting time for a routine appointment 11 days
Longest waiting time for a routine appointment 27 days
Clinics who offered routine appointment within 48 hours 1 (12%)
Clinics who could treat client with symptoms within 48 hours 6 (75%)
Clinics who could treat client who had sexual contact with a confirmed gonorrhoea case within 48 hours 7 (88%)
Number of 'walk-in only' clinics 0

East

Waiting times for GU clinics
Description Result
Clinics 15
Clinics operating a restrictive system 3
Clinics with walk in 3 (20%)
Average waiting time for a routine appointment 14 days
Longest waiting time for a routine appointment 21 days
Clinics who offered routine appointment within 48 hours 0 (0%)
Clinics who could treat client with symptoms within 48 hours 11 (73%)
Clinics who could treat client who had sexual contact with a confirmed gonorrhoea case within 48 hours 11 (73%)
Number of 'walk-in only' clinics 1

London

Waiting times for GU clinics
Description Result
Clinics 49
Clinics operating a restrictive system 16
Clinics with walk in 22 (45%)
Average waiting time for a routine appointment 16 days
Longest waiting time for a routine appointment 65 days
Clinics who offered routine appointment within 48 hours 3 (6%)
Clinics who could treat client with symptoms within 48 hours 40 (82%)
Clinics who could treat client who had sexual contact with a confirmed gonorrhoea case within 48 hours 38 (78%)
Number of 'walk-in only' clinics 6

Northern Ireland

Waiting times for GU clinics
Description Result
Clinics 4
Clinics operating a restrictive system 0
Clinics with walk in 1 (25%)
Average waiting time for a routine appointment 28 days
Longest waiting time for a routine appointment 29 days
Clinics who offered routine appointment within 48 hours 1 (25%)
Clinics who could treat client with symptoms within 48 hours 3 (75%)
Clinics who could treat client who had sexual contact with a confirmed gonorrhoea case within 48 hours 3 (75%)
Number of 'walk-in only' clinics 1

North East

Waiting times for GU clinics
Description Result
Clinics 15
Clinics operating a restrictive system 1
Clinics with walk in 3 (20%)
Average waiting time for a routine appointment 18 days
Longest waiting time for a routine appointment 49 days
Clinics who offered routine appointment within 48 hours 3 (20%)
Clinics who could treat client with symptoms within 48 hours 8 (53%)
Clinics who could treat client who had sexual contact with a confirmed gonorrhoea case within 48 hours 10 (67%)
Number of 'walk-in only' clinics 0

North West

Waiting times for GU clinics
Description Result
Clinics 31
Clinics operating a restrictive system 9
Clinics with walk in 1 (3%)
Average waiting time for a routine appointment 8 days
Longest waiting time for a routine appointment 39 days
Clinics who offered routine appointment within 48 hours 5 (16%)
Clinics who could treat client with symptoms within 48 hours 25 (81%)
Clinics who could treat client who had sexual contact with a confirmed gonorrhoea case within 48 hours 21 (68%)
Number of 'walk-in only' clinics 1

Scotland

Waiting times for GU clinics
Description Result
Clinics 20 (23)
Clinics operating a restrictive system 0
Clinics with walk in 7 (35%)
Average waiting time for a routine appointment 17 days
Longest waiting time for a routine appointment 30 days
Clinics who offered routine appointment within 48 hours 0 (0%)
Clinics who could treat client with symptoms within 48 hours 11 (55%)
Clinics who could treat client who had sexual contact with a confirmed gonorrhoea case within 48 hours 16 (80%)
Number of 'walk-in only' clinics 4

(The two figures for total number of clinics is due to Lanarkshire having one mobile GU clinic which operates on four sites)

South East

Waiting times for GU clinics
Description Result
Clinics 13
Clinics operating a restrictive system 1
Clinics with walk in 4 (31%)
Average waiting time for a routine appointment 16 days
Longest waiting time for a routine appointment 36 days
Clinics who offered routine appointment within 48 hours 2 (15%)
Clinics who could treat client with symptoms within 48 hours 10 (77%)
Clinics who could treat client who had sexual contact with a confirmed gonorrhoea case within 48 hours 11 (85%)
Number of 'walk-in only' clinics 1

South West

Waiting times for GU clinics
Description Result
Clinics 13
Clinics operating a restrictive system 0
Clinics with walk in 4 (31%)
Average waiting time for a routine appointment 11 days
Longest waiting time for a routine appointment 32 days
Clinics who offered routine appointment within 48 hours 1 (8%)
Clinics who could treat client with symptoms within 48 hours 10 (77%)
Clinics who could treat client who had sexual contact with a confirmed gonorrhoea case within 48 hours 7 (54%)
Number of 'walk-in only' clinics 2

South

Waiting times for GU clinics
Description Result
Clinics 18
Clinics operating a restrictive system 6
Clinics with walk in 7 (39%)
Average waiting time for a routine appointment 7 days
Longest waiting time for a routine appointment 21 days
Clinics who offered routine appointment within 48 hours 4 (22%)
Clinics who could treat client with symptoms within 48 hours 15 (83%)
Clinics who could treat client who had sexual contact with a confirmed gonorrhoea case within 48 hours 13 (72%)
Number of 'walk-in only' clinics 1

Wales

Waiting times for GU clinics
Description Result
Clinics 23
Clinics operating a restrictive system 1
Clinics with walk in 6 (26%)
Average waiting time for a routine appointment 26 days
Longest waiting time for a routine appointment 42 days
Clinics who offered routine appointment within 48 hours 0 (0%)
Clinics who could treat client with symptoms within 48 hours 12 (52%)
Clinics who could treat client who had sexual contact with a confirmed gonorrhoea case within 48 hours 9 (39%)
Number of 'walk-in only' clinics 2

West Midlands

Waiting times for GU clinics
Description Result
Clinics 22
Clinics operating a restrictive system 2
Clinics with walk in 3 (14%)
Average waiting time for a routine appointment 16 days
Longest waiting time for a routine appointment 56 days
Clinics who offered routine appointment within 48 hours 0 (0%)
Clinics who could treat client with symptoms within 48 hours 16 (73%)
Clinics who could treat client who had sexual contact with a confirmed gonorrhoea case within 48 hours 20 (91%)
Number of 'walk-in only' clinics 1

West

Waiting times for GU clinics
Description Result
Clinics 9
Clinics operating a restrictive system 3
Clinics with walk in 3 (33%)
Average waiting time for a routine appointment 14 days
Longest waiting time for a routine appointment 22 days
Clinics who offered routine appointment within 48 hours 0 (0%)
Clinics who could treat client with symptoms within 48 hours 7 (78%)
Clinics who could treat client who had sexual contact with a confirmed gonorrhoea case within 48 hours 4 (44%)
Number of 'walk-in only' clinics 0

Yorks and Lincs

Waiting times for GU clinics
Description Result
Clinics 26
Clinics operating a restrictive system 7
Clinics with walk in 4 (15%)
Average waiting time for a routine appointment 16 days
Longest waiting time for a routine appointment 30 days
Clinics who offered routine appointment within 48 hours 1 (4%)
Clinics who could treat client with symptoms within 48 hours 22 (85%)
Clinics who could treat client who had sexual contact with a confirmed gonorrhoea case within 48 hours 19 (73%)
Number of 'walk-in only' clinics 1

No comprehensive list of GUM clinics exists for the UK. Cross-checking a number of sources Panorama has striven to identify every clinic. We believe the number of clinics to be 269 and we have spoken to every one.

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