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Waiting times for inital dermatology appointment (FOI)

Waiting times for inital dermatology appointment (FOI)

Produced by the Fostering and adoption
Authored by Government of Jersey and published on 10 April 2024.
Prepared internally, no external costs.



Please confirm the length of the wait list for an initial dermatology appointment as of February 2024.


Please confirm the average length of the wait list for an initial dermatology appointment for each from 2020 to 2023.



Health and Community Services’ waiting list data can be found on at the link below. Median wait values are provided, including a breakdown by triage urgency.

Hospital Waiting Lists (​

As this information is available elsewhere, Article 23 of the Freedom of Information (Jersey) Law 2011 has been applied.


The median wait (in weeks) for all patients who attended an initial (new first) appointment in Dermatology each year, from 2020 to 2023, is detailed in the attached table.

Median Waits for First Dermatology Appointment 2020 to 2023.pdf

The median wait is calculated by arranging each patient's waiting time in order, and then selecting the waiting time of the person at the mid-point of that order. Half of all patients on the list have been waiting less than the median wait time and half have been waiting longer than this. Health and Community Services (HCS) reports median waiting times as these are less impacted by outlier values when there are a small number of cases.

Waiting times depend on the urgency determined through triage, the process by which referrals are sorted and prioritised by urgency. Information on referrals and triage, including the prioritisation of appointments, is available on at the following link:

Hospital waiting lists (​

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(2) A scheduled public authority that refuses an application for information on this ground must make reasonable efforts to inform the applicant where the applicant may obtain the information.​

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