waiting time statistics
“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
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.
English waiting times will continue to grow, indefinitely, until the NHS gets closer to keeping up with demand.
A long wait for diagnosis means late detection of many cancers
Achieving the next targets will need a more sophisticated approach than targeting cohorts of long waiters
The waiting list hovered just below six million, as more patients were discharged or removed from the waiting list.