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Elective volumes rise as covid measures ease

  • July 19th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

Elective admissions rose sharply following the relaxation of covid measures, but it was not enough to stop the waiting list from growing

Elective waiting times worsen in April

  • June 21st, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

The number of 104 week waiters improved, but overall things are getting worse with elective waits.

Surging backlog marked end of financial year

  • May 17th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

Two year waits may be falling, but the underlying pressure on waiting times continued to grow

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.