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“Managed breach” ends with 18 weeks success

The English NHS treated record numbers of long-waiting patients in March, taking full advantage of the last month of the 'managed breach' and achieving the... Watch the video

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18 week target scrapes through to Election

The main 18-weeks waiting time target was achieved throughout the run-up to the General Election, thanks to short-term measures. It won't last.

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18 weeks “no longer important”?

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

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18 weeks breached again as waiting list grows

The 18 weeks target was breached again, if you allow for non-reporting Trusts. But how was it possible for waiting times to improve slightly, when... Watch the video

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18 weeks still holding

The English NHS held steady on 18 weeks with an increase in admissions, despite signs of increased pressure on waiting times. Orthopaedics slipped fractionally below... Watch the video

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18 weeks still on course for England-wide breach

The English waiting list improved a bit in September, and by slightly more than expected, which pushes the anticipated breach of 18 weeks back into... Watch the video

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Ambitions to hold the waiting list steady this financial year are doomed

The waiting list isn't shrinking much this autumn. So there is little chance of holding the waiting list steady in 2018-19, as the planning guidance... Watch the video

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Another surprise rise in the English waiting list

The waiting list isn't supposed to grow in January, but it did. It is fast approaching the 3 million mark, and national breaches of 18... Watch the video

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Biggest ever August increase in English waiting list

Longer queues mean longer waits: the elective waiting list in England is edging towards breach as the number of patients waiting for hospital treatment in... Watch the video

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Biggest ever RTT waiting list

The NHS has now failed to keep up with demand since RTT records began.