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