How hard is the new 18 week target?
The new 18 week target can be achieved. In a few places it is going to be difficult. But most of the NHS could achieve... Watch the video
The NHS has been given conflicting waiting times targets this year. There is a solution, and it lies mainly in PCT Clusters' hands.
Rob Findlay and Anthony McKeever make the case for NHS trusts guaranteeing a one-year limit on referral to treatment waiting times.
An obsession with percentages, instead of waiting times, shows how waiting list management revolves around the target instead of patients' needs.
A deeper dive into the incentives created by various elective waiting time targets, compared with patient-centred booking.
Clock pauses - they don't make a massive difference to waiting times. Do they? Um, perhaps you'd better sit down...
A new video shows how waiting times can be slashed, even if the number of patients waiting stays the same.