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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

Elective waits continued to worsen in June

  • August 18th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

Growing underlying pressures are coming into conflict with the headline targets

Elective volumes rise as covid measures ease

  • July 19th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

Elective admissions rose sharply following the relaxation of covid measures, but it was not enough to stop the waiting list from growing

Elective waiting times worsen in April

  • June 21st, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

The number of 104 week waiters improved, but overall things are getting worse with elective waits.

Surging backlog marked end of financial year

  • May 17th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

Two year waits may be falling, but the underlying pressure on waiting times continued to grow

Underlying pressure still rising on elective waiting times

  • April 20th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

Although headline waiting times fell slightly, both the waiting list and the wait to diagnosis went up

Elective waits lengthen again

  • March 15th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

Waiting times after referral have reached nine months for a diagnosis and decision, and ten months for treatment. But the experience of individual patients varies enormously.

Waits for diagnosis and decision rise to 38.6 weeks

  • February 15th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

Many urgent conditions are only picked up at diagnosis, making such long waits risky

A pause in the growing waiting list

  • January 20th, 2022

  • by Rob Findlay

The waiting list hovered just below six million, as more patients were discharged or removed from the waiting list.