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Majority of local services are now breaching 18 weeks

  • September 17th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

At the end of July, less than 49 per cent of hospital services were achieving the 18 week RTT target.

Hitting RTT target now almost ‘a minority sport’

  • August 14th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

Waiting times improved in June, but the underlying waiting list pressures kept growing as activity remained short of demand.

Waiting times reach 23 weeks as admissions falter

  • July 17th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

Elective waiting times have risen from 22 weeks to 23 weeks over the last 14 months, and there is still no end in sight. The target, of course, is just 18 weeks.

Should pilot sites ‘go dark’ while testing new A&E measures?

  • June 19th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

The arguments for 'going dark' look weak, compared with the damage to official statistics and public confidence in them.

18 weeks “no longer important”?

  • June 19th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

English waiting times will continue to grow, indefinitely, until the NHS gets closer to keeping up with demand.

Success on one-year waits, but waiting list grows to record-breaking size

  • May 15th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

The English NHS achieved its important ambition to halve the number of one year waiters during 2018-19. However the underlying waiting list continued to grow, reaching record levels and frustrating the other main ambition for elective waits.

Waiting list grows 7.3 per cent

  • April 16th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

The English waiting list is still growing, and the admission rate still faltering, despite the promises and plans.

We are taking the wrong approach to beds and bed occupancy

  • April 16th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

A better understanding of risk will underpin the case for reducing today's high bed occupancies.

Average RTT waiting times are pointless and a missed opportunity

  • April 8th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

Average waiting time targets will make the numbers look smaller, but that's about it. Field testing should explore other options that might actually deliver the review's aims.

January’s efforts slow the deterioration in elective waits

  • March 20th, 2019

  • by Rob Findlay

In spite of record pressures on A&E waiting times, the English NHS managed to have a fairly normal January for elective care.