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Underlying pressure still rising on elective waiting times

  • April 20th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

Although headline waiting times fell slightly, both the waiting list and the wait to diagnosis went up

Elective waits lengthen again

  • March 15th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

Waiting times after referral have reached nine months for a diagnosis and decision, and ten months for treatment. But the experience of individual patients varies enormously.

Waits for diagnosis and decision rise to 38.6 weeks

  • February 15th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

Many urgent conditions are only picked up at diagnosis, making such long waits risky

A pause in the growing waiting list

  • January 20th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

The waiting list hovered just below six million, as more patients were discharged or removed from the waiting list.

Waiting list nudging 6 million

  • December 14th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

The waiting list continues to grow rapidly, with no sign yet of the missing referrals surging back.

Ultra long waiting times show the pressure in the NHS

  • November 15th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

Ultra long waits will be difficult to solve until the NHS can keep up with demand.

Elective waits settle into steady deterioration

  • October 20th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

The temporary effects of the first covid shutdown have fed through, and waiting times are now on an upward trend.

Why some people on elective waiting lists may never reach the front of the queue

  • October 12th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

If we don't keep up with demand, some patients may never reach the front of the queue

Time for an amnesty on waiting list data

  • September 22nd, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

Covid has created an urgent need, and a unique opportunity, to get the true waiting list out in the open

Waiting list soars past 5.6 million patients

  • September 13th, 2021

  • by Rob Findlay

The waiting list continues to grow rapidly as demand mostly recovers but activity cannot.