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Another record-breaking waiting list for England

  • March 14th, 2023

  • by Rob Findlay

The elective backlog recovery has not yet begun

Elective waiting times rose sharply in December

  • February 14th, 2023

  • by Rob Findlay

The waiting time to diagnosis and decision has risen to over 10 months.

Elective waits did not worsen in November

  • January 17th, 2023

  • by Rob Findlay

But one month does not a recovery make

Elective backlog grows to over 7.2 million

  • December 13th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

The October data was heavily affected by missing data, but the waiting list and waiting times continue to grow

More than 2,000 patients are still waiting over two years

  • November 15th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

Waiting lists and waiting times are overall still getting worse

NHSE’s ‘unlawful’ waiting list guidance should be withdrawn

  • November 7th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

It may be unlawful, undermines National Statistics, puts managers at risk of prosecution, and erodes public trust in the NHS

Estimating undiagnosed cancers on the RTT waiting list

  • November 4th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

A how-to guide to the calculation, ready to update as new RTT waiting list data is released

Over 7 million on the English waiting list

  • October 18th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

We can estimate that over 20,000 of them have unsuspected cancer, and face a typical 10 month wait for that diagnosis

English waiting list nears 7 million patients

  • September 12th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

The wait for diagnosis and decision is rising much faster than the wait for treatment.

The NHS’s approach to reducing elective waiting times is unlikely to work

  • September 5th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

Trying to eliminate cohorts of waiting list patients is too simplistic