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Your 18 week waits: November 2012 data

The local picture on 18 week and one-year waiting times, for every English provider and commissioner, updated with the latest (November 2012) data.

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‘England is stuck with complex and perverse waiting times targets’

Why nothing will be done to improve England's 18-week waiting time targets.

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“18-weeks” penalties change again: this time it’s good

At last: instead of punishing hospitals for treating their long-waiters, the latest NHS Contract prevents long-wait backlogs from building up in the first place.

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18 week pressures: the unpalatable choice

When waiting lists grow, you have a choice: carry on achieving the 18-week target, or minimise waiting times for your patients. We look at two... Watch the video

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18 week waits – current position

The England-wide picture on waiting times up to February 2011. Overall, little change since January, though the headline target was breached for the first time... Watch the video

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18 week waits and the General Election

It's going to be an 18-weeks nail-biter in the run-up to the General Election, especially for the adjusted admitted target.

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18-week performance slips in England

18-weeks performance slipped back slightly in England, on the latest (June) figures. Probably just a blip.

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18-week waits still improving

18-week waits continued to improve, but large reductions in long-waiters were offset by some relaxation in services that are already achieving the target.

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A cheaper way to cut waiting times

Video clips show how better scheduling can dramatically cut maximum waiting times. The gain is equivalent to cutting 25% off the size of the waiting... Watch the video

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A journalist’s guide to the 18-week waiting times data

A guide for journalists, on how to use the Department of Health's 18-week waiting times data.